Cornwall, Ontario – Whether you are a home-owner with a yard and perennial border, an apartment dweller with a balcony box or two or an urban farmer growing edibles for yourself and others; every garden, no matter the size and scope, starts with the planting of seed. Starting with the right seed can help ensure that the garden is a healthy and bounteous one.
Seedy Sunday can help gardeners get off to a good start. For the first time, the Agapè Centre with Transition Cornwall Plus, will host a Seedy Sunday at the Agapè Centre, 40 Fifth Street West, Cornwall on Sunday, March 01st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m free of charge. Everyone welcome.
Seedy Sunday will showcase exhibitors with an emphasis on supporting urban agriculture – including a seed vendor of organically produced (untreated, open-pollinated and non-GMO) heirloom and heritage varieties. Urban agriculture is the rapidly ‘growing movement’ towards greater food sustainability and safety within the urban setting. Urban agriculture includes all aspects of creating an environment which fosters the interrelationship between plants, growing conditions, people and pollinators. Events such as Seedy Sunday are an important way of connecting ordinary people to ways in which they can help to conserve and expand bio-diversity by engaging in the simple pleasures of gardening. The first 25 visitors will receive a package of free seeds.
In addition to exhibitors and seed-sellers, Seedy Sunday will include information sessions from three different speakers. Featured speakers include: Brenda Norman, an organic garlic and herb farmer in North Stormont (Koz Roots), Alain D’Aoust, S,D&G Regional Coordinator for Growing Up Organic, and Daniel Brisebois from Ferme Coopérative Tourne-Sol.
In addition to seeds, you can also obtain food-related plant materials such as fruit trees and shrubs suitable for urban environments, grow a row and seed catalogues from local seed companies.
There will be informational booths and displays by organizations such as All Things Food Network, Seeds of Diversity, and Transition Cornwall Plus.