Masks and proof of vaccination are required by all for entry and participation in this event – for more information see below.
Seedy Saturday Ottawa is a seed sale with a focus on heritage, open-pollinated seed from local growers. It also includes supportive sustainable, local businesses and groups related to local food and gardening.
This year we will also have online webinars and a film related to gardening and seed saving.
The following vendors are providing a pre-order, pick-up option for those who would like to pick up seeds outside the event space.
To take part in this, please order seeds by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 11:59pm using the links below.
You can only pre-purchase from these seed vendors.
- Greta’s Family Garden
- Gaia Organics
- Le Noyau Seeds
- La Ferme de L’Aube
- Northern Seeds
- Älska farm
- Artizen Kombucha & Kitchen
- ’Can for a Cause’ Project TEMBO
- Ottawa Valley Rock Garden and Horticultural Society
- Honey Pie Hives & Herbals
- Ferme Thuya
- Fermes des Collines
- Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton
How it works:
Each topic will consist of a pre-recorded presentation that is about 45 minutes long (some may be shorter in length) hosted by Seeds of Diversity. These recordings are available online now until March 17 via YouTube links:
- Growing a Successful Seed Saving Garden (Bob Wildfong, Seeds of Diversity)
- How Seeds Empower Communities (Kahehtoktha, Janice Brant, Ratinenhayen:thos; Aabir Dey, SeedChange; Rebecca Ivanoff, EFAO) (1.5 hours)
- Building and preserving soil health (Jessey Njau, Zawadi Farm)
- Family-friendly presentation A Way to Save the Declining Population of Pollinators is to Become a Beekeeper, Right? (Shelly Candel, Bee City Canada)
- Food systems & climate change (Amanda Smith, LEPS)
- Growing school gardens (Allison Eady, Waterloo Region School Food Gardens)
This year, Seedy Saturday Ottawa presents the 2017 documentary: Modified.
‘Modified’ is a first-person feature documentary that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
For a link to the film please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Available until April 1.
As per Ontario COVID-19 public health guidelines, and Ron Kolbus Centre and City of Ottawa rules in place as of February 15, 2022, mask/face coverings are required for everyone attending this event, and vaccination records are required for entry into the space. These regulations apply to all vendors, volunteers, organizers and participants.
We organized staff and volunteers, and booked vendors as well as this City facility in February, when the rules in place stipulated that a vaccine record and masks are required for all people entering the building. While we recognize rules are shifting this week, folks have chosen to participate in this event with the existing rules in place. As such, in order to go ahead with this event during this transition time, having made a mutual commitment with people already confirmed, we chose to maintain those rules.
We have ensured people who are not vaccinated can participate through the pre-order and pick-up option for seed purchasing. Thanks to everyone for assisting to make it work within this transition time. Looking forward to a great seedy event!
Want to be a vendor?
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please email email@example.com