Seedy Sunday in Perth - theHumm March 2020
Seedy Sunday in Perth - theHumm March 2020
Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner — and the Perth Farmers’ Market would like to help you get ready. Maple sap will be flowing, the snow will melt, and it will soon be time to start your seeds for the 2020 growing season! On Sunday, March 8 from 10am to 3pm the Perth Farmers’ Market will host its annual “Seedy Sunday” at the Civitan Club on Hwy 43 in Perth. Some of the highlights are a swap table (bring seeds you don’t need and take ones you want), book and magazine swap, gardening and sustainability presentations, and everything is free! Donations are accepted at the swap tables to help with the costs of this event.
The main focus of Seedy Sunday is the opportunity to buy from local producers — purchasing seeds from regional growers assures that they are acclimatized to our growing conditions, as well as being open-pollinated and heritage varieties of seeds. Why does this matter? Many of the seeds being sold by some companies cannot be saved by the grower to produce the same plant, meaning that we become reliant on only a few varieties to feed us. As well, many of these plants are grown for commercial reasons (such as tomatoes with thick skins for shipping), which are unimportant to the home gardener. The payoff in heritage seeds is a diversity of taste and colour not found at the grocery store.
Organizers are excited to let you know about three workshops that will run during the event. At 11am Bonita Ford of the Eastern Ontario Permaculture Institute will give a talk on “Simple Strategies for Soil Building”, at 12pm Naomi deVille will talk about “Creating Gardens for Bees, Beneficial Insects and Pollinators”, and at 1pm Anne Noall of Nature’s Cupboard will present a Small Scale Beekeeping Workshop complete with a hive. All presentations are free in the workshop room at the Civitan. Find a full list of vendors and the workshop schedule at perthfarmersmarket.ca or “Like” them on Facebook.
After a long cold winter, celebrate the approach of spring with seeds! There is nothing like planting and growing your own vegetables and flowers to chase the blues away. The Perth Farmers’ Market is dedicated to preserving our farming heritage and sustainable agriculture, and they hope that this Seedy Sunday will get you excited about it too! They look forward to seeing you there, and at the upcoming market season: Saturdays from 8am to 1pm at the Crystal Palace beginning on May 9.
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