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Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Mar 27 2011 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Red Deer Seedy Sunday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Red Deer, the event is citizen-driven; coordinated with the support of Seeds of Diversity Canada, Spruce Lane Organic Farm, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the Red Deer Garden Club, and The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary (a project of ReThink Red Deer's Centre for Urban Agriculture).

This family event is open to:

  • general citizens,
  • new gardeners,
  • local seed savers,
  • prairie seed companies,
  • native plant collectors,
  • conservation groups,
  • community gardeners,
  • organic growers

And will feature:

  • a seed exchange table,
  • refreshments,
  • a kids corner
  • and presentations:

11:30am - “What is a Seed?” with Abrah Arneson (The Green Clinic)
12:15pm - “Soil I.D. & Soil Building Techniques” with Barb Hazenveld (Gorgeous & Edibles Landscaping)
1:00pm - “Seed Saving” with Lynn Cain (Monolithic Dome Home)
1:45pm - “Seed Genetics - Hybrids vs. Open-pollinated” with Mike Forsyth (Monolithic Dome Home)
2:30pm - “Growing & Using Indigenous Plants in the Landscape” with Cynthia Pohl (RD River Naturalists)
3:15pm - “Community Supported Agriculture” with Mike Kozlowski (Steel Pony Farms)
4:00pm - “Edible Forest Gardening & Community Seed Banks” with Rene Michalak (ReThink Red Deer)

Red Deer Seedy Sunday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Red Deer, the event is citizen-driven; coordinated with the support of Seeds of Diversity Canada, Spruce Lane Organic Farm, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the Red Deer Garden Club, and The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary (a project of ReThink Red Deer's Centre for Urban Agriculture).

Red Deer Seedy Sunday is bringing the skill of growing from seed to seed to the forefront in Central Alberta. As large commercial seed companies consolidate and only offer more hybrids and patented varieties, we are increasingly losing the regionally adapted collections that have developed in our unique prairie climate.

Red Deer Seedy Sunday helps maintain this irreplaceable genetic diversity by offering non-hybridized, non-GMO varieties of seeds. You and your family can discover the superior taste of heirloom vegetables, learn to save seeds and share them with your neighbours. As you grow them season after season these seeds will adapt and grow that much healthier!

We have a facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Root-Cellar-ecoStore-Apothecary/128536170533216?v=app_2344061033&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=144430398943811&index=1

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer, AB

Posted February 10, 2011 by Anonymous

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