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February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The 2019 Farm and Gardening season is here! Island Natural Growers and the Farmers Institute invite you to get in touch with your earthly roots and join in Salt Spring Seedy Saturday on Feb. 9 at the Farmers’ Institute from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Take part in the famous Seed Swap and Plant Sale, Free Workshops, Informative talks, Farm and Political Advocacy, Prepared Food Vendors, and Kids Table. Also, drop in and keep in touch with ING’s progress building Salt Spring’s future food hub, The Root. This is the annual fair and social that must be attended. Seed and plant vendors from Vancouver Island and Salt Spring will be offering all of the plants you are hoping to find in your garden this year. $5 Admission.
Saturday Free Workshops: 10:30AM – Alternatives to Backyard Burning: SSI Fire Department and Invasive Species Committee;
11:30AM – Climate Smart Gardening: Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds;
12:30PM – The Future of Food – Update on The Root: Pat Reichert and Farmlands Trust
1:30PM – Growing Seed for Root Crops: Kaleigh Barton of Heavenly Roots Farm
This year’s feature family is the Chenopodiaceae, AKA the Goosefoot Family. Beets, Spinach, Chard, Quinoa, Sorrel, and Purlsane all come to us from this lineage, and their trusty and probing taproots lend this family a hardiness that sustains the calendar year.