Friday, January 29, 2010

Seedy Saturday

WHAT: Winnipeg's 10th annual mid-winter gathering of gardeners
WHEN: February 13, 2010, 10 am to 4pm
WHERE: Fort Whyte Alive on McCreary Road

Celebrate prairie biodiversity with a full day of workshops, displays, vendors and visiting. Bring your seeds and join the fun of the seed swap. This grassroots garden show offers inspiration and information on heritage seeds, organic gardening, native plants, and urban agriculture. Admission to Fort Whyte is free for this special event.

Enjoy a tour of Fort Whyte Farms winter greenhouse project, crafts for kids, and outdoor activities for the whole family. Meet some heritage poultry breeds, live and in full feather, thanks to the Anola Cluck and Quack Poultry Club and Rare Breeds Canada.

10:00 am Seed Swap Begins

11:00 am Pollinator Friendly Gardens - Susan Leblanc

12:00 pm Growing Heirloom Vegetables - Mandy Botincan

1:00 pm Community Compost Projects - Compost Action Project

2:00 pm Poultry Raising for Beginners - Wian Prinsloo

Participants include: Devil’s Creek Herb and Berry Farm, Herb Society of Manitoba, Heritage Harvest Seeds, Living Prairie Museum, Mandy’s Greenhouse, Prairie Flora, Sage Garden Herbs and more.

Fort Whyte Alive is beyond the city bus routes – if you have a vehicle please offer a ride to your friends and fellow gardeners. Limited shuttle service will be available between the Assiniboine Park Conservatory and Fort Whyte.