Richmond Food Security Society presents the 4th annual Seedy Saturday at Terra Nova Rural Park on March 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
It unofficially kicks off the gardening year where gardeners purchase or trade for new seed varieties. Products for sale include Harold Steves' heirloom seeds or De Whalen's composted horse manure and red wiggler worms.
The society will also unveil its mobile seed library. Like a regular library, residents can "check out" seeds with the hopes that after growing the seed for a season, some of the seeds will be saved and returned to the library as a "deposit." Local organizations can also ask to borrow the library for events where people might be interested in trying gardening.
Seedy Saturday Richmond is part of a nation-wide movement to encourage communities to save seeds adapted to the local climate. For more information, contact Erika Simms at 604 244-7377 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.