Richmond to get green fingered

February 23, 2017 by  

Whether it’s installing a flower bed, working in a veggie patch or just panting a balcony pot, Richmond families will soon have an opportunity to sharpen their horticultural skills and learn how to enjoy their garden to its fullest.

The city will be celebrating its eighth Seedy Saturday, which offers something for everyone with an interest in planting and ensuring the genetic diversity of cultivated plants. A master Gardener, as well as representatives from local gardening, seed and plant businesses, will be on hand with displays and to answer questions from the public. There will also be a seed exchanges, activities for the children, and live entertainers. Baked treats, along with tea and coffee, will be available.

Throughout the day, attendees are invited to participate in one of the lectures, which will include topics such as seed saving and the difference between hybrids, open pollinated and GMO seeds. Booklet printing can be used to create handouts for all those who participate, acting as a way to provide more information about the topics presented.

The event will take place on March 4 at 5151 Granville Avenue in Richmond. Admission is free, but donations will be greatly appreciated. Anyone who wants to find out more, or to reserve a seat in one of the workshops, can do so through the event’s Hello BC listing.