Submitted by Caleb Hull, Wiarton & District Agricultural Society
The Wiarton & District Agricultural Society’s first Seedy Saturday held on April 6 in the Wiarton Community Centre was a sprouting success. The free event showcased a table where seeds could be shared with others.
Families had the opportunity to get to know local veggie growers while learning about gardening from owners of local touring gardens like Rural Rootz, Keppel Croft, and Earthbound. Audrey Armstrong offered information on Monarch Butterflies and Julie Lamberts spoke on permaculture.
The Agricultural Society’s Fruits and Veg Committee head, Caleb Hull, stated, “Seed Savers brought envelopes and mason jars full of unique varieties. Others stuffed their pockets with loose beans. That is what this event is about – sharing seed and inspiring others to grow.“