[I highly recommend checking this out at as there is some really amazing seeds that can be purchased that are perfect for the Calgary climate! Plus with these seeds and a bit of saving you can reuse them unlike those crappy ones you buy at the store]
Mark it on your calendar and don’t miss out!
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2007, from 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Montgomery Community Centre – 5003 16th Ave NW (Hwy 1 and Home Road)
Admission $2.00 – We accept Calgary Dollars
Come together with prairie gardeners and seed savers to buy, sell, or trade seeds and gardening know-how. This family event will have displays by local seed savers, prairie seed companies, native plant collectors, conservation groups, community gardeners, organic growers; as well as, a seed exchange table, refreshments, presenters, entertainment, and a kids corner. Come get open-pollinated seeds and talk with local farmers and gardeners. Set yourself up for a terrific gardening season!
Let’s keep the skill of growing from seed to seed alive in Calgary. As large commercial seed companies consolidate and only offer more hybrids and patented varieties, we increasingly lose the regionally adapted collections that have developed for our unique prairie climate. Help maintain this irreplaceable genetic diversity by growing non-hybridized, open-pollinated varieties. Discover the superior taste of heirloom varieties of vegetables. Learn to save seeds and share them with your neighbour. As you grow them season after season they will adapt and grow that much healthier!
If you don’t do it, who will?
Check out http://www.uofc-garden.ca for more deets or contact Lindsay at 244-9606 for more info.
This event is hosted by the U of C Campus Community Garden and Calgary Dollars.