Cornwall Seedy Saturday is changing this year…
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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.
This workshop will show you the basics of seed saving from the favourite foods you eat at home. Based on my experience moving here from the Philippines, I will also show you how how I save seeds from tropical Asian foods so they can grow here in Eastern Ontario.
Maureen Amistoso is a student in the Social Service Worker Program at St Lawrence College and she will be graduating in April 2023. She earned my bachelor degree in Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science in University of San Jose-Recoletos Cebu Philippines. She is currently an apprentice in Seaway Valley Community Health Centre and is a volunteer in SVCHC in the garden program. She has been a widow for 7 years and is the mother of 2 young children ages 10 and 6 years old. She has been saving seeds and gardening from an early age.
Carol Boileau and Marc Ladouceur from Transition Cornwall + Food Action Group, will present tips and tricks for vegetable gardening in containers. Learn about their methods, successes, failures and everything in between. If you have limited space, a balcony, or have mobility issues, this Q&A session is sure to inspire you.
This workshop will be streamed LIVE on Facebook from the event but you are welcome to join Us IN PERSON at the Benson Centre.
Seeds of Diversity shows you how to recognize the many different kinds of beneficial pollinators in your garden, and how to help them thrive so they can make your flowers and vegetables grow better.
Bob Wildfong has been saving seeds and teaching seed saving techniques to gardeners and farmers for over 30 years. As the executive director of Seeds of Diversity, he helps seed savers across the country rescue and preserve thousands of rare heritage varieties of vegetables, grains, flowers, and herbs. He is also the horticultural specialist at the Doon Heritage Village museum, where he restores and interprets period gardens of the turn of the last century.
To volunteer, contact Kat at [email protected].
Hugs and thank you!
We also need to send a huge thank you to our sponsors the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall and the City of Cornwall Environmental Services Department. Both are continuing to sponsor this event after all of our changes – can you believe it?! Seriously, you both rock and we are feeling so grateful for your support!