KASSI and Ratinenhayénthos are hosting Seedy Saturday in Kingston on Saturday, March 9, at a new location — Cooke’s-Portsmouth United Church. The church, at 200 Norman Rogers Drive, Kingston (in the Calvin Park neighbourhood), is accessible, and has more space and more parking than last year.
From 10-10:30 there will be words of welcome to honour our community and the seeds in our care. We will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Seed Rematriation. ALL ARE WELCOME!
From 10:30-2:00 seeds will be available from the Seed Swap Table and vendors.
The event will feature the popular seed swap table — so bring your packages of saved seeds, labelled with variety, year harvested, number of seeds in the packet and any other information that could be helpful to other gardeners. We have been asked how many seeds to put in each packet. It might be helpful for you to make that decision based on how many seeds you would like to receive if you wanted to grow them out. Or just go with 20-30? Or more if it’s lettuce 🙂
Other features include:
- seeds, information and displays by Ratinenhayénthos and the Kenhteke Seed Sanctuary and Learning Centre from Tyendinaga and KASSI. Seeds from both organizations will be available by donation
- local seed vendors (Bear Root Gardens and Kitchen Table Seed House and others) will have their seeds available for purchase
- gardening Information and advice from Rideau Thousand Island Master Gardeners and Gardening Kingston
- informal teaching and learning circles throughout the day-see the KASSI website seedsgrowfood.org for the final agenda after March 1, 2024.
As we return to hosting Seedy Saturday for the second time since 2019, we are organizing a smaller event than the recent Seedy Saturdays that is focused on connecting people with the magic and beauty of growing and saving locally adapted seeds and creating sustainable climate resilient seed and food systems. We look forward to experiencing the same community energy and excitement as in past years. And we look forward to seeing you there.