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Planting the seeds of spring in Squamish

Squamish CAN and Seed Library's annual event returns

Editor's note: This event has been cancelled out of respect for government advice regarding COVID-19, organizers told The Chief on March 12.


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Looking forward to the bloom of spring?

The Squamish Climate Action Network invites all with a green thumb (or dreams of a green thumb) to its annual Seedy Sunday.

On March 15, gardeners of all levels and ages are welcome to meet local seed growers, vendors and small scale-farmers among other local businesses. A kid's corner introduces young gardeners to the craft.

This year, the plot includes presentations from local beekeeper Nic Butler, the Sea-to-Sky Invasive Species Council covers "Squamish's Most Wanted," and SOLscapes talks about ecological, sustainable — and edible — landscaping. Other presentations include herbal medicine and green design.

Similar Seedy Saturdays and Sundays have taken root in B.C. for around 30 years. The local event first sprouted in the spring of 2017 when Squamish CAN launched the Squamish Seed Library to encourage locally adapted and resilient seed systems.

Learn about how the Seed Library works (conveniently located next to the Squamish Public Library), and bring your extra seeds to the seed swap table.

Organizers ask you to bring your own mug. Food vendors specializing in vegan cooking will also be at Seedy Sunday, including coffee connaisseur 1914. The event starts at 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. on March 15 at Brennan Park.  

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