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12 Mar 2010

A Seedy Saturday in Totnes: a short film…..

Here is another great short film by the nu-project folks, this time documenting the recent Seedy Saturday event that took place in Totnes, a fantastic event.  Enjoy!

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Kevin Wilson
12 Mar 7:42pm

I love the leafy circlets everyone is wearing!

Our Seedy Saturday is tomorrow! My living room is full of the needed Stuff for the event (plus stuff for our TT info table), and about 1200 packages of locally grown donated seeds that we pre-packed in two packing parties in Dec and Feb.

Here are photos of our previous year’s Seedy Saturdays in Powell River, BC…

Happy Spring to everyone!

Ottawa Gardener
12 Mar 9:40pm

That looks like a very fun Seedy Saturday. I love the strong community involvement and emphasis on seed swapping. Oh and the leafy garlands 🙂

Alison Williams
14 Mar 1:09pm

Hi Kevin, thanks for your kind remarks (I made the willow tiaras!) I hope your event goes really well. I have seen your photographs and it looks like you have really good support and interest. I am very impressed by the amount of locally grown seeds you have collected. Seed saving is on the up and up here and lots of people now bring bags of home grown seeds.

We all have great fun at our seed swap and hopefully pass on a lot of knowledge and passion along with seeds.

in seediness
Seedy Sister

Kevin Wilson
16 Mar 4:49am

We had a great event, with about 400 people paying at the door and another 100 or so combined volunteers, local organisations staffing tables, and kids who get in free.

Getting seeds is an ongoing effort. We started a formal-ish seed saving project last year and that worked well to get more people saving seed, and bigger volume of the varieties we focused on, but it’s still hard to find enough breadth of coverage. Not too bad for those who arrive at the beginning, but after the first hours the selection is a lot more limited. The pre-packing parties help a lot: some local small farmers and serious gardeners donate a lot of seed and we get 10-20 people together to pack it up into envelopes.

We have a debrief/potluck brunch planned on Wed morning so we can review what went well and not so well in our new venue (3x the size of last year, and everyone was very pleased with it) and have ourselves a celebration party 🙂

Ours is a small seed swap compared to the one over the water on Vancouver Island in Courtenay, where they charge $5 – $7 entrance fee and have 15,000 visitors!!!