Annual Events

Events

Seedy Saturday

How does the Seed Exchange work?

Bring pre-packaged seeds and receive an equivalent amount of seed packets for free from the seed exchange table.

Seed must be labelled with:

  • Year of preservation
  • Type of crop (peas, carrots, etc)
  • Name of variety (“Black Prince Roma,” for example… if you know it!)

Little envelopes from the dollar store work really well, but ziplocks will do in a pinch.

This is one of the biggest gardening events on the Coast, so don’t miss it!

Seedy Saturday is the Sunshine Coast’s annual community planting season kickoff event. It is always loaded with opportunities to connect with other garden enthusiasts and food producers on the Coast.

Saving seeds and growing food are among the most radical things you can do! At Seedy Saturday, you can access some of the best quality, non GMO, chemical free seeds, many that have been harvested by local growers and community members on the Sunshine Coast.

Seeds also help you save money and cut out the middleman for buying food–—as long as we have seeds, we hold the key to providing food, medicine and tools for the community.

Exchanging seeds keeps our community rich!

Buy your food, herb, or flower seeds for the year, or seedlings you can transplant directly.

Take advantage of knowledgeable food producers to get the best harvest with your inside scoop!

Next event: March 14th, 2020 

What you can expect:

  • Seed exchange
  • Seeds & seedling sales
  • Farmers market
  • Interactive activities for adults and kids
  • Workshops
  • Locally-prepared delicious food for sale at the One Straw Cafe
  • Raffle Door Prizes

We bring you this annual event in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Seed Collective.

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Seeds for the seed exchange

Contact events@onestraw.ca with any questions.

Seedy Saturday
Edible Garden Tour

The Edible Garden Tour

The Edible Garden Tour is a great way to meet local farmers and gardeners on their home turf. Follow along as farmers, home gardeners and community garden coordinators open up their growing spaces to the public.

The farms and gardens on the tour change from year to year to keep things fresh and interesting. Visit a variety of food growing spaces, from the humble backyard oasis to thriving 10 acre working farms. Enjoy workshops, see unique and effective growing techniques, live entertainment, eat tasty treats, and network with your fellow gardeners.

The Edible Garden Tour is meant to celebrate and support our local food system!

We are always looking for fresh locations. No garden too big or too small! Please contact foodnetwork@onestraw.ca with any questions, or if you are interested in having us visit.

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