No matter what variety of gardener you are – container gardener, balcony gardener, tenant or property owner with access to a backyard, rooftop gardener or member of a Montreal community garden – if you’re curious or especially love heirloom and rare organic open-pollinated vegetables, herbs and flowers, Seedy Saturday and Sunday at the Botanical Garden is for you.
Once again the 13th edition takes place at the Botanical Garden in the reception area near the greenhouse and the Botanical Garden’s store, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Organized by NDG not-for profit food security and collective gardening promoters Action Communiterre in partnership with the Friends of the Montreal Botanical Garden, it’s one of many Canada-wide events supported by Seeds of Diversity Canada.
The atmosphere is a bit like a country market. Twenty exhibitors will be on hand selling seeds or telling you about their organization’s commitment to the environment. You can take in sessions on gardening and urban agriculture, get tips on how to improve this summer’s veggie crops, brush up on local activism around city gardening and near the end of the day, trade seeds in a seed exchange.
Admission is free but donations are welcome. A schedule of this weekend’s programming (sessions appear to be in French only) may be found here.