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Salt Spring Seedy Saturday

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$5

The 2019 Farm and Gardening season is here! Island Natural Growers invite you to get in touch with your earthly roots and join in Salt Spring Seedy Saturday on February 9th. This year’s feature family is the Chenopodiaceae, AKA the Goosefoot Family. Beets, Spinach, Chard, Quinoa, Sorrel, and Purslsane all come to us from this lineage, and their trusty and probing taproots lend this family a hardiness that sustains the calendar year. What’s more, this event will raise funds towards the launch of Salt Spring’s innovative local food centre, The Root.

Take part in the famous Seed Swap and Plant Sale, Free Workshops, Informative talks, Farm and Political Advocacy, Prepared Food Vendors, and Kids Table. This is the annual fair and social that must be attended. Seed and plant vendors from Vancouver Island and Salt Spring will be offering all of the plants you are hoping to find in your garden this year. $

This year’s workshop schedule is as follows:

Saturday Free Workshops:

10:30AM – Alternatives to Backyard Burning: SSI Fire Department and Invasive Species Committee
11:30AM – Climate Smart Gardening: Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds
12:30PM – The Future of Food – Update on The Root: Pat Reichert and Farmlands Trust
1:30PM – Growing Seed for Root Crops: Kaleigh Barton of Heavenly Roots Farm

Sunday Pre-registered Workshops:

10AM – 12PM – Integrating Livestock with Mixed Vegetable Systems: Delisa Lewis of Green Fire Farm
1PM – 3PM – Drought Proof Landscapes: Milo Stuart of Rainwalk Design
10AM – 12PM – Grafting Fruit Trees: Bre Quigley and Brandon Bauer

Please visit Salt Spring Island Seedy Saturday on Facebook, or contact ssiseedysaturday@gmail.com to sign up for Sunday’s workshops. Workshops are $25 each, or $40 for both. Multiple participants from the same farm can join for only $10. Bring your whole crew!

Details

Date:
February 9
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Event Category:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/375058073284286/

Organizer

Island Natural Growers

Venue

Salt Spring Island Farmers’ Institute
351 Rainbow Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2M4 Canada
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Website:
http://ssifi.org/

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