Seedy Saturday at Exploration Place
Prince George, B.C. – Hundreds of people have turned out for Seedy Saturday inside the atrium at The Exploration Place today.
Jovanka Djordjevich, organizer of the 18th annual event, calls the day “a celebration of seeds.”
“They’re the foundation of our existence, whether we’re beer drinkers or meat eaters or vegans, we depend on seeds,” she says.
“It’s about getting people growing more seeds locally and teaching them how to save them so that they have them in the future to help us become a more self sufficient and a more resilient community.”
Thirteen booths have been set up featuring everything from seed sellers, to seed swappers, and displays by local gardening and environmental groups such as REAPS and the David Douglas Botanical Society.
Complementing that is a series of presentations ranging from permaculture, to growing and saving your seeds to a presentation aimed at inspiring the next generation of gardeners.
Djordjevich notes the event seems to draw more and more people every year.
“It’s getting busier. In fact, I just introduced our first presentation and I asked how many people were new to Seedy Saturday and there were a lot of new hands. So, that’s excellent.”