Elmarie Roberts at the 2018 Saanich Seedy Saturday in the Mel Couvelier pavilion of The Gardens at HCP. (The Gardens at HCP/Facebook)

Seedy Saturday season starts in Saanich

Saanich Seedy Saturday is Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific

With the new year comes a new planting season and for the fourth year in a row the Saanich Seedy Saturday is the first seed sale of the season.

This year’s Saanich Seedy Saturday is Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific.

The annual event is arranged by Haliburton Farm and averages around 600 people. It’s grown to now have a waitlist for vendors.

“The event is attracting much interest,” said Haliburton farmer and organizer Elmarie Roberts. “There is a vendor waiting list after all tables have been sold out in the Mel Couvelier Pavilion.”

Guest speaker Dr. Trevor Hancock will present about the new Feeding a One Planet Region initiative.

In addition to local farms, vendors are coming from Gabriola Island, Vancouver and one travelling from Powell River to showcase a biochar business.

Read Also: Seedy Saturday offers something for every garden

Following Saanich’s Seedy Saturday are seedy Saturdays on Salt Spring Island, Feb. 9, and Victoria’s biggest, the Victoria Seedy Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Victoria Conference Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vist seeds.ca for a list of Seedy Saturdays this winter.

reporter@saanichnews.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Celebration of Life hosted for 29 Victoria trees set to be removed

Community Trees Matter Network hosting “goodbye and thank you” for trees on Fort Street

Head of Greater Victoria builders warns of changing construction climate

VRBA director Casey Edge also questions Saanich’s commitment towards housing affordability

Saanich police are looking for a man who exposed himself Saturday night

The incident exposure happened at the intersection of Feltham Road and Shelbourne Street

Saanich councillor raises the possibility of charging for plugging in electric vehicles

Coun. Colin Plant said funds raised could help build EV infrastructure

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit returns to Royal BC Museum

Exhibit will feature award-winning photographers from around the world

VIDEO: Hundreds enjoy lunar eclipse through UVic telescopes

Rare “super blood wolf moon” allows a closer glimpse at the moon’s surface

Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 in OT

New England will meet L.A. Rams in NFL title game

POLL: Should people have to license their cats?

The Victoria Natural History Society has sent letters to 13 municipalities in… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 15

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Support pours in for Vancouver Island couple whose home was destroyed by massive blaze

GoFundMe page reached $10,000 in one day for soon-to-be parents

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

2019 Canadian Whisky Awards’ big winners announced

Awards held in conjunction with Victoria Whisky Festival

Most Read