Sat, Mar 05|
Wickaninnish Community School & Online
Join us in preparation for the growing season! Our annual Seedy Saturday event will include a seed swap & sale at the Wickaninnish Community School Garden, a virtual presentation from seed saving expert Bob Wildfong, and a virtual film screening of the award-winning documentary Modified.
Time & Location
Mar 05, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST
Wickaninnish Community School & Online, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R, Canada
This year's Seedy Saturday will include a hybrid of in-person and virtual activities.
Register to receive access to links for the virtual presentation and film screening. No registration required to come to the seed swap & sale, just come drop by!
Seed Swap & Sale (and more!)
Wickaninnish Community School Parking Lot
Bring seeds, seedlings or gardening books that you'd like to swap*. Our annual seed celebration is a great place to meet gardeners in your community and ask questions to our on-site Organic Master Gardeners. Seeds, seedlings, and gardening books are also available for purchase and by donation (proceeds go to our school garden program). Tour the school garden for inspiration and plant some seeds at our family planting table!
*Drop-off Seed/seedlings/gardening books the week of Feb 28th-March 4th at 380 Gibson Street (across from the school food forest). There will be a blue tote for any items you would like to contribute to the swap. You can bring any gardening goods to contribute/swap on the day of the event as well.
**BYOM(ug) to enjoy a warm drink.
Presentation: How to Grow a Successful Seed Saving Garden
Plan your garden now to grow more than flowers and fresh produce, but also a great crop of seeds for next year! Seed saving is an end-of-summer activity in the garden, but the process starts even before you plant in the spring. Learn how to space your garden plants apart for good seed-saving isolation, choose an assortment of varieties that will lend themselves to easy seed saving, and plan how many plants to grow for food and how many for harvesting seeds.
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.
March 4th-April 25th (anytime)
Link will be sent out on Friday, March 4th and the film will remain available to watch until April 25th. The film will be available to watch in both French and English.
In the award-winning documentary Modified, filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out 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.
Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored around the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener and food activist who battled cancer during the film's production. Their intimate mother-daughter quest for answers, fuelled by a shared love of food, reveals the extent to which the agribusiness industry controls our food policies, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. A visual celebration of food and family legacy, the film has been praised by world-renowned chef Jacques Pépin as “a very personal, tender, touching tribute and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”. An official selection at over 70 international film festivals. Winner of 15 awards, including 4 Audience Favorite Awards, and the 2019 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award for best documentary.