It appears The Comox Growers and Seed Savers in Courtenay are considering hosting their 2022 Seedy Saturday event. Lets make it happen, capt’n! We will provide updates as they occur.
I encourage you to visit the links as I do hope they keep the vendor listings valid so you can at least visit your favorite vendor’s website and support them via online ordering. The dates below are from the 2020 Seedy Saturday season
Saanich 2022 Event cancelled. 2020 event as listed: January 11. Saanich. Venue: Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP), 505 Quayle Rd. Mel Couvelier Pavilion. Access from West Saanich Rd. at Beaver Rd. and from Interurban Rd. at Quayle Rd. Speaker will be presenting in the HCP classroom. 10am-2pm. Cozy venue. Take the opportunity to tour the garden too. https://hcp.ca/
Qualicum Beach 2022 Event cancelled. 2020 event as listed: Feb 1. Qualicum Beach. Venue: Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street. 10am-3:30pm. Be there or be square. Huge venue. Lots of parking. Admission by donation. Bring your own bags. Nice sized seed swap too. https://www.qbseedysaturday.ca/ This is the link to the vendor archives: https://www.qbseedysaturday.ca/archives/
Victoria 2022 (no word yet of Event cancellation). 2020 event as listed: Feb 15. Victoria. Venue: Victoria Conference Center, 720 Douglas St. 10am-4pm. Seasoned speakers will be sharing their wisdom on a wide range of very interesting topics all day long. Premium venue for this huge event so, yes, there is an admission charge of $8 -under 16 yrs are free. Nice seed swap. http://jamesbaymarket.com/SeedySaturday/
Sooke 2022 (.no word yet of Event cancellation) 2020 event as listed: Feb 29. Sooke. Venue: Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Road, opposite the Legion on Eustace Road. 10am-3pm. It will be our first time at this event. Logistics are preventing us from attending Vandusen this year. http://sookefoodchi.ca/events/seedysaturday/
Nanaimo 2021 Event Cancelled. 2020 event as listed: March 1st (Sunday). Nanaimo. Venue: Nanaimo District School, 355 Wakesiah Ave. 10 am-3pm. Lots of parking. Door prizes (we donated a Chinese Fringe tree last year). Set in the gym. Lots of vendors. You will find treasure. https://nanaimofoodshare.ca/campaign/seedy-sunday/
Courtenay 2022 : the directors have sent an email to vendors and are working on a plan. This might include having the event on a different day & month. You will know when we do. 2020 event was held March 7. Courtenay. Venue: Florence Filberg Centre, (near Cliff and 5th street bridge). 10am-3pm. Free parking. Seedy Cafe has treats. Seed exchange. Speakers. Admission $5, but free after 2pm. Free parking. https://cvgss.org/events/seedy-saturday/
Cobble Hill 2022 Event doesn’t look too promising either. Was cancelled in 2020 & 2021 March 14-ish. Cobble Hill. Venue: Cobble Hill Community Hall, 3550 Watson Ave. 10am-2pm. This event is spread out into three buildings so, yes, its a huge event. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, it doesn’t exist. Free admission. Free parking. Gals in the main building offer tasty fare to maintain your energy. https://cobblehillseedysaturday.weebly.com/seedy-saturday-2020.html
On March 10th, all Seedy Saturdays have been cancelled for the year due to Covid-19 concerns. Thank you all who attended to support us small independent seed savers. If you feel you’ve missed out on purchasing seed (or plants) check out the links to the Seedy Saturday/Sunday events as most list vendors. Its never too late.
Also….we will not be attending the VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Spring 2021 Plant Sale as that event has been cancelled as well. If you live in BC, we can ship plants to you. Contact us via: admin “at” twiningvinegarden.com
Keep in mind we only bring a fraction of our vast seed selections to Seedy Saturday/Sunday events. Feel free to make out an order and pick it up at an event we’ll be attending. We will refund your shipping on the spot, but if you somehow can’t attend, we’ll ship it.