Seedy Saturday gets Kamloops growers ready for Spring

By Adam Donnelly
March 18, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 5:43pm

KAMLOOPS — Like the first crocus that peeks up from the ground or the first robin of the year, Seedy Saturday is a sure sign spring is on it’s way. Whether you’re looking for advice on gardening, seeds to plant, or just an excuse to get out and meet up friends old and new, it’s becoming a staple event for those interested in growing in Kamloops.

The gym at OLPH was a seedy scene on Saturday, as hundreds of gardeners showed up to the third annual Seedy Saturday - a place to get prepared for the upcoming growing season.

It’s indeed happening now, as the crowds packed into the venue to shop for seeds, attend gardening workshops, and get a feel for spring.

'Seeds for Diversity' is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting seed the wide variety of seeds available for gardeners to grow.

The group specialises in protecting heritage seeds, to ensure these unique varieties of plants and vegetables don’t disappear.

And of course, the Kamloops beekeepers club was there, promoting beekeeping as a hobby - because of course, bees play a vital role in the lifecycle of plants.

While this year’s Seedy Saturday event was a big success, Daniela and the rest of the organising group are looking ahead to next year already - that is, once they have this years seeds in the ground.

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