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Third-annual Seedy Saturday event coming to New Tecumseth

March 6, 2020   ·   0 Comments

If you love gardening and have queries revolving around planting seeds, this might be the event for you.

Beeton is welcoming the third annual Seedy Saturday event on March 14, with vendors and speakers attending from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. held, at the D.A. Branch of the New Tecumseth Public Library at 42 Main Street West.

It is an event that is becoming more common in public libraries, according to Graeme Peters, Interim CEO of the New Tecumseth Library.

“Seedy Saturday events are becoming more and more popular in communities across Canada. It is something that started, I think, in British Columbia a few years ago and it’s really spread across the country as a concept and now these events are held in a lot of communities,” explained Peters.

Peters wanted to get started in Beeton as fast as he could.

The Beeton Seed Library was already in place for residents to purchase a variety of seeds for their home garden.

With Beeton being a rural neighbourhood, Peters contacted the Beeton Horticultural Society and the two were on the same page. It was an instant relationship.

This event has been a successful celebration, he said.

“It’s a celebration of seeds and gardening and plant bio-diversity, healthy eating, these kinds of things. The community really gets excited about it.”

It is an educational forum as well for food security, as described by Peters.

This day will help teach people how to grow their own crops, right in their own backyard. There will be a lesson on how to save seeds, gardening in all seasons and with a presentation on native plants as well.

The day will begin with some welcoming words from Ward Six Councillor Stephanie MacLellan and District 16 director Linda Forster.

Peters will speak to the audience in the activity room 15 minutes later to enlighten the community of the efficacy of the Beeton Seed Library and its recent successes.

Some members of the Beeton and Horticultural Society will speak throughout the afternoon and local farming experts as well.

Anne Brolley and expert Gardner will speak after Peters on four seasons gardening followed by Liza Williams, discussing how to save seeds.

At lunch, Joanne Rachfalowki will educate the community on flower arranging and Jimmy Vicent, the aficionado from Humber Arboretum, will express his views on native plants.

Throughout the day, there will be vendors stationed around the area, selling seeds, chocolates, honey and baked goods. There will be an activities station for all kids who attend, some refreshments and door prizes.

A special thanks goes out to William Produce, BTBIA, Beeton Tim Hortons, Beeton Foodland and Tottenham Flower and Gifts.

For more information, Kathleen Lindsay can be contacted at 905-729-3726 ext. 331. Or, at,

By Robert Belardi


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