Seedy Saturday coming to Surrey

March 5, 2017 by  

This spring the city of Surrey has made plans to get a whole lot greener, and the pubic is invited to come out and get in on the excitement.

The city’s historic Stewart Farm House will be hosting the community’s Seedy Saturday celebration. The public can purchase seeds for the heirloom plant, vegetable and flower cultivars that are grown in the site’s heritage gardens. There will also be a plant sale and seed exchange. Volunteers who tend the garden will be on hand to share tips and answer questions from those who come to the event, and they will also be providing advice about how to save seeds.

Once visitors have finished browning through the displays, they are invited to spend some time in the Stewart Farmhouse and gardens, and the kids can make crafts to take home with them and learn more about the importance of maintaining genetic diversity in cultivated crops. Brochures can be printed for an event like this that give those who come out more information about how they can save seeds from their own home plantings.

The Seedy Saturday celebration will be held on April 1st from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. It’s free to participate, and all are welcome. Anyone who would like to find out more is invited to visit the event’s listing on the City of Surrey website.