Hey Montreal gardeners, Seedy Weekend starts tomorrow

If you like growing your own vegetables and you enjoy rare heirloom and organic vegetables, organic flowers, herbs and medicinal plants then Seedy Weekend is for you.

This weekend the entrance Montreal’s Botanical Garden will become a gardening trade show of sorts, with seeds for sale or for trade and you can ask for gardening advice. The 15th edition will include farmers and seed distributors from Quebec and beyond, environmentally minded businesses along with the event’s organizer, non-profit urban agriculture organization Action Communiterre and partners les Amis du Jardin botanique de Montréal, Espace pour la vie and Seeds of Diversity Canada.

If you have organic or heirloom seeds to trade with other gardeners, you may want to check out the seed exchange. There will be  workshops (they’re usually in French), a screening of Julie Perron’s film Le Semeur in the auditorium on Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m. There will be food and beverages for sale, with the proceeds going to Action Communiterre.

It’s a popular and fun event. I highly recommend it.

Where: Main entrance (Pavillon d’accueil) of the Montreal Botanical Garden, Pie-X or Viau metro stations

When: Saturday February 7 & Sunday February 8, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free admission

You’ll find an exhibitor list and full schedule (in French) here

fluorescent light hangs over dome-covered gardening kit in sunny window
If anyone has tips on how to grow peppers, please share them!


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