Spring into Seedy Saturday and gardening season

Swap out, stock up and get guidance on gardening in 100 Mile House

Seedy Saturday is coming up on March 25 taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre (behind the ambulance station)

Seedy Saturday is coming up on March 25 taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre (behind the ambulance station)

A sure sign of spring in the South Cariboo is the annual Seedy Saturday event that is coming up on March 25 for everyone to gear up for gardening.

It takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre (behind the ambulance station), with admission by a $2 suggested donation.

Sunshine and warm weather are around the corner and so is the “spring into spring” gathering, which is also a chief fundraiser for Horse Lake Community Farm Co-operative.

Co-op member Karen Greenwood welcomes and encourages everyone to turn out and enjoy the fun and informative social and gardening experiences at Seedy Saturday, which after long Cariboo winters, is always a lively event and well attended by the community.

She credits the work involved in putting on the event to the many folks who all come together in its planning – from arranging to have quality seeds, seed potatoes and even some potted plants, as well as food concession offering a local-foods lunch from chili to a baked potato bar and even a silent auction.

More popular participants will include the family-saved heritage seeds table, seeds swapping, a Stellar Seeds organic supplier (now Kootenay-based in Johnson’s Landing) and a West Coast seeds brand will be offered at a TIMBER MART table.

Local beekeeper Roger Meeks will be there with his equipment display and honey, the South Cariboo Sustainability Society and the Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre, and the 100 Mile House & District Garden Club, as well as many others with interesting displays, gardening items and seeds for sale or swap.

The Cattle Belles will be there with their Invasive Weeds display and will be selling their own special recipe of home-baked Cowboy Cookies, Greenwood adds.

She says the co-op will be holding a yard sale outside of the centre, with lots of great pieces centering around kitchen and garden tools.

“The Farm Co-op appreciates all of our friends and members and we are also grateful to everyone who turns out for our annual Seedy Saturday. All of the proceeds go toward the co-op’s ongoing farm expenses.”

Call Karen Greenwood at 250-395-3580 for more information or to book a table. You can bring your seeds to swap and any auction item donations you might have on the morning of the event, or call Bill Robertson at 250-395-4302 to arrange for any larger items.