Calgary Seedy Saturday

March 15, 2014 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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February 18, 2014

Great news!  Saffron Personal Chef Services will be joining us again this year.  Chef Dean will be cooking up yummy lunches and snacks in our concession area.  Check them out at http://www.saffronpersonalchef.com/

 

February 9, 2014

Lots of planning going on behind the scenes!  Check for updates here and on our Facebook page.

 

November 26, 2013 

Planning has begun for Calgary Seedy Saturday 2014!  The event will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre.  Mark your calendars!  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

February 12, 2013

Great news!  We will be joined by Saffron Personal Chef Services this year.  Chef Dean will be cooking up yummy lunches and snacks in our concession area.  We'll have a menu posted soon.  In the meantime, check them out at http://www.saffronpersonalchef.com/

 

Great news!  
We are pleased to announce that Saffron Personal Chef Services will be serving lunch and snacks in our concession area this year!  Stay tuned for a menu.
Check them out at http://www.saffronpersonalchef.com/ http://www.saffronpersonalchef.com/

February 3, 2013

A couple more events that may pique your interest:

A COMMUNITY GARDENS NETWORKING EVENT:

"Simply the Best" Edibles for Calgary with Kath Smyth

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Church of Calgary

Cost: $15

To register, contact the Calgary Horticultural Society at 403.287.3469 or on their website

Click here for more information:  Poster for Simply the Best - February 22nd 2013.jpg

A COMMUNITY GARDEN RESOURCES NETWORK EVENT:

'How to Start a Community Garden'

Thursday, March 7 at 7 pm at the Alberta Treasury Branch Auditorium

Cost:  $10 per person or $50 per Community Garden team

To register, contact the Calgary Horticultural Society at 403.287.3469 or on their website

Click here for more information:  Information for Website - How to Start a Community Garden March 7th.jpg

January 25, 2013

Something you might be interested in:

A COMMUNITY GARDENS NETWORKING EVENT

“Seed Sense & Scents-ibility”

Join Joanne Ogilvie & Joanne Nemeth as they share their ’Seedy’ expertise!

* All about Seeds-  the A to Z of seeds

* Techniques of seed starting and sowing

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE

Kath Smyth

* Scented plants that make good companions

PLUS

* Display tables & demos

 

Friday, February 1st, 2013 – 7:00pm to 9:30 pm

 

Doors open- 6:30 pm

  Queensland/Diamond Cove Community Hall

 649 Queensland Drive S.E.

Free Parking- available at the Hall

 Cost:  Just $15 - Proceeds to be used to fund future

 

January 15, 2013

Oh my goodness!  It's that time of year again! 

The 2013 Calgary Seedy Saturday will be held on March 16, 2013 at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre. 

Tables for the 2013 Calgary Seedy Saturday are available by contacting calgaryseedysaturday@gmail.com.  Tables are first come, first served. 

Start planning!

 

 

March 12, 2012

Less than a week away!!! Look forward to DOOR PRIZES from these kind vendors:
-Worms at Work
-Noble Gardens
-Seed Living
-Joe's Poppies
-Mountain Seed Company
-City of Calgary (Parks)
-Bowpoint Nursery
-Two Foot Gardener
-Bullfrog Power
-Quick Grow Indoor Garden Centre
-Country Thyme Farm

 

March 7, 2012

Exhibitors and Presentations have been updated!  Check it out!

 

March 5, 2012

Our banner flies again!  Check it out over Crowchild Trail at 24 Avenue SW.

Thank you to the Calgary Horticultural Society for supporting our banner installation!

March 4, 2012

WE ARE SOLD OUT OF TABLES!

Our exhibitor page is being updated.  Come back in the next few days to see who is attending Calgary Seedy Saturday 2012!

January 26, 2012

The Calgary Food Committee is hosting an excellent event this Saturday - Calgary Eats!  This event will feature vendors selling local food and products as well as providing educational information, panel talks with food experts, and interactive displays. Come and visit our table and say hello!

When: Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10am to 4pm

Where: Ant Hill Building - 148 10 Street NW

Admission is FREE.

Check out their website for more information: http://www.yycfood.com/

 

January 10, 2012

Happy New Year!

We've heard about an event we thought you'd like that is being hosted by one of our partners.  Seeds for all Seeds-sons!  It's a Community Gardens Networking Event to talk about growing herbs in Calgary.  Presenters include Calgary growing experts Joanne Ogilvie and Joanne Nemeth and culinary wizard Chef Andrew Hewson CCC.

When: Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7 pm

Where: Albert Park Radisson Heights Community Hall

 1310 - 28 Street SE

Admission is $15 at the door.  Check out the attached flyer!

CGRN-Seeds-for-all-Seed-Sons.jpg

 

November 13, 2011

Would you like to be a vendor at Calgary Seedy Saturday 2012?  

Send us an email at calgaryseedysaturday@gmail.com!  

We check this email address weekly and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  Tables are available on a first come, first serve basis.

 

October 12, 2011

Calgary Seedy Saturday will be on QR77's Let's Talk Gardening, this Sunday, October 16 at 9:30am.  We will be talking about seed saving and promoting the Seeds of Diversity AGM being held in Calgary at the end of October.  For more information of the Seeds of Diversity AGM, please see:

http://216.157.39.154/content/view/788/893/

  

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September 21, 2011

 

We are going to be about town this weekend!
Come visit with us Saturday morning at the Red and White Club as we celebrate Alderman Gian-Carlo Carra & Chancellor Emeritus Joanne Cuthbertson presenting the 2011 Calgary Peace Prize to Dr. Vandana Shiva.  For more information, go to:
Saturday afternoon we are going to be at the AREA in Inglewood to celebrate the harvest!  Come tell us how your seeds did and what you'd like to see at 2012 Calgary Seedy Saturday.  We are also recruiting volunteers!  See you Saturday!

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March 21, 2011

Thank you, Calgary, for a fantastic Calgary Seedy Saturday 2011!
 
After such a successful day, we have a list of people to thank:
 
* To our volunteers, your time and energy helped make the day run smoothly.  Thank you for giving us your time.
* To the people who came to shop and learn, thank you for supporting the local seed suppliers and for showing Calgary that you support locally sourced, open-pollinated seeds.
* To the vendors, without you, this event would truly not happen.  Thank you for your hard work and for sharing your passion with us.
* To the educational exhibitors, the knowledge you give freely and gladly helps us all better understand the important issues surrounding our food and environment.
* To our speakers, thank you for coming to share your time and expertise with us.
* To Ethnicity, thank you for coming to support our event with yummy food and quick smiles.
* To the media who talked about our event, thank you for spreading the word about this important local event.  We have to especially thank Global Calgary, Shaw TV and Fast Forward Weekly.  We also need to thank the Calgary Horticultural Society for supporting us in our advertising initiative this year.
* To the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre, thank you for putting a roof over our heads and for helping the day run so smoothly. 
 
 
There are likely other people we've forgotten to list specifically, but if you helped us have such a successful day, THANK YOU!
 
 
If you missed us, check the Seeds of Diversity website for other Seedy Saturday and Seedy Sunday events happening across Canada.  
 
 
We have already started working on Calgary Seedy Saturday 2012.  We hope to see you there!  Until then, enjoy your gardens!
 
 
Lindsay, Ami, Sarah, Stacey and Teresa

Calgary Seedy Saturday 2011 Organizing Committee.

 

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March 7, 2011

Look forward to these Door Prizes at the event!  Thanks to all the generous donators:

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Donated by

Prize Details

Alberta Invasive Plant Council

A deck of weed identification playing cards and an AIPC coffee mug

Bow Point Nursery

 

Small pussy willow arrangement in wooden stump 

Bullfrog Power

T-shirt

Carol’s Covies 

Bazura Bag with magazines

Darlene Johnson

30 packets of seeds

Devonian Botanic Garden 

2 individual passes to the Devonian Botanic Garden

Dirt Craft Natural Building

A copy of Dig Your Hands in the Dirt!: a manual for making art out of earth by Kiko Denzer

Gorgeous & Edible Landscaping

A basket full of home made jam, pickles some seeds etc.

Harmonic Herbs

10 seed packets

Joe Aasland

Poppy seed packets

Planet Organic

A basket with assorted seeds and gardening products

Vertical Veggie Farms

Surprise gift

Western Canada Compost

2 glass compost/soil thermometers

 

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February 19, 2011

Our presenter schedule has been finalized!  Check it out on the Presentations page!

 

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November 7, 2010

We have a Facebook page!  Check it out!

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October 10, 2010

Calgary Seedy Saturday is moving!  Due to the overwhelming support and attendance by Calgarians, our event is in need of a larger venue!!! 

We are pleased to announce that the 2011 Calgary Seedy Saturday will be held at the:

Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre

1320 - 5 Avenue N.W.

March 19, 2011 from 10a.m. to 3p.m.   

 

Also, please come to the Calgary Harvest Festival on October 16, 2010 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at the Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 - 1 Street N.W.  Calgary Seedy Saturday will have a table at this event.  Come celebrate the 2010 growing season with fellow gardeners and enjoy the food fair, food contests, local speakers and more!  $5 entry or donation items to the Food Bank.


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March 20, 2010

Thank you, everyone, for another wonderful Calgary Seedy Saturday!  Check back here in early 2011 for details about next year's event.

See you next year and happy planting!

 

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February 3, 2010

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR SEEDS, THE ENVIRONMENT, GARDENING, OR JUST ENJOY HAVNING FUN WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE?  CALGARY SEEDY SATURDAY IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP FOR 2-3 HOUR SHIFTS ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING, PLEASE CONTACT STACEY AT stacey.lee@shaw.ca

FOR ALL OTHER INQUIRIES RELATED TO THE EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT LINDSAY AT lindsaymeads@yahoo.ca

  

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January 24, 2010

THE LIST OF CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS HAS BEEN POSTED, CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES!  DETAILS OF THIS YEAR'S EVENT ARE:

MARCH 20, 2010 from 10am - 4pm

Montgomery Community Centre

5003 16th Ave NW (Hwy 1 and Home Road)

Admission $2.00 - We accept Calgary Dollars

 

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December 22, 2009

THIS YEAR'S CALGARY SEEDY SATURDAY IS ON MARCH 20, 2010. MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND DON'T MISS OUT!

DETAILS COMING SHORTLY!

 

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March 22, 2009

THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR A VERY SUCCESSFULL SEEDY SATURDAY IN 2009!  WE WERE OVER WHELMED BY THE INCREASE IN VISITORS, WITH OVER 800 PEOPLE ATTENDING THE EVENT.  SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!

DID YOU LEAVE SOMETHING BEHIND AT THE 2009 SEEDY SATURDAY EVENT?  Please contact us at sellenj@hotmail.com or lindsaymeads@yahoo.ca