Seedy Saturday brings Hope of Spring

Seedy Saturday brings Hope of Spring

Sunshine, seeds, and a chance to dream about spring and not the other "S" word, brought crowds of people out to the 2019 Seedy Saturday event held at CASS. 

Seedling started in CASS greenhouse.
Seedling started in CASS greenhouse.

The event is hosted by the Thessalon, Bruce Station, and St. Joseph Island Horticultural Societies. Seeds can be swapped or purchased along with other gardening related items by a variety of vendors.

Chickens, Clean North worms, and bugs from Entomica were also part of the Seedy Saturday attractions, very popular with the "little gardeners".

Seedy Saturday brings Hope of Spring

Several workshops were scheduled throughout the day with local guest speakers on topics such as soil science, garden pollinators, germination, and the benefits of native trees. 

The CASS greenhouse was open and visitors could plant a tree to take home. It was wonderful to see little seedlings sprouting up in the greenhouse. Although, teacher Tracey Stevens says it has been extremely difficult to keep things alive with the frigid temperatures lasting so long this winter. Unfortunately, many seeds have had to be replanted.

Chickens in the greenhouse were a big hit with the little ones.
Chickens in the greenhouse were a big hit with the little ones.
Jordan Winter shows off one of the bugs from Entomica.
Jordan Winter shows off one of the bugs from Entomica.