Seedy Sundays and Seedy Saturdays are public events that bring together home and community gardeners, seed savers, native plant collectors and agricultural conservation groups. Local seed companies sell open-pollinated varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers, grains and herbs. The first Seedy Saturday was held in Vancouver in 1989 and the event has grown to include similar events across Canada.
Edmonton's Seedy Saturday was organized for many years by a small, dedicated group of volunteers. In 2006, no volunteers came forward to host the event.
Edmonton's Seedy Sunday was reorganized in 2007, under the direction of Pam McKinnon-Coco with the help of her friends - Suzanne Cook, Sarah Cashmore and Wendy Sauve. With the donation of a community hall and the enthusiasm of many volunteers, over 400 Edmonton gardeners once again had a chance to share their knowledge and dreams of future gardens on a cold day in March of 2007.
The Mandate of Edmonton Seedy Sunday is: -to promote seed saving and sharing -to support the distribution of organic and open-pollinated seeds -to share information for gardening organizations -to encourage a community of gardeners - young and old!
Our Passion: We think it is important to have access to open pollinated and heirloom seeds. We are proud to support those that have a passion for the preservation of seeds that have been handed down from generation to generation. We also enjoy the sharing of knowledge and experience others have of gardening, starting seeds, growing plants, harvesting them and saving them.