Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Alberta Avenue Hall at 9210 118 Ave NW in Edmonton
We'll have seed vendors, gardening businesses and community organizations, speakers and a seed swap (bring your extra seeds, gardening books and magazines to swap)!
Tasty food will be provided by Meat Street Pies.
11:30 AM: Seven Surprising and Essential Principles for Gardeners Old and New- Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook is one of the team of women who have organized Edmonton Seedy Sunday since 2007. She volunteers with the Seed Library and gives regular gardening talks at the Stanley Milner Library. She has been gardening, sometimes rather
obsessively, for over fifty years.
12:30 PM: The benefits of native species- Manna parseyan
Manna Parseyan is a native plant grower and an avid birder who loves nature. She has a B.Sc. in Geology and a Masters degree in paleontology.
Manna volunteers with the Edmonton Native Plants Society, delivers presentations about our local native plants, and is involved in the restoration and maintenance of the local prairies.
Realizing the lack of enough sources of native plants in the Edmonton area, she started her native plant growing business, Arnica Wildflowers, in 2018.
1:30 PM: Why grow organic Seeds? - Bob Wildfong
Seeds of Diversity shows where to find organic seeds, how they're grown, and why they can make your garden more resilient, healthy, and sustainable.
Bob Wildfong is the executive director of Seeds of Diversity and has been saving seeds, and teaching gardeners about seeds, for over 30 years.
2:30 PM: GROWING SUSTAINability for GArdening in Unstable Times- PAnel
From climate change to zoning laws, growing food in our community is changing. Learn about the threats and how we can act to address them.
Featuring: Dustin Bajer, Dora Berry and Rocky Feroe
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