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Spring’s Seedy Saturday in Similkameen February 22 at Cawston Hall

The seasonal event is gearing up with tables and presenters for its 31st year.
This year’s Seedy Saturday at the Cawston Hall is on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (File photo)

It’s time to start going through your drawers and shed for seeds to bring for the first Seedy Saturday of spring.

Cawston Hall will host the Similkameen’s Seedy Saturday on Feb. 22 this year.

The event began at the Grist Mill 31 years ago, founded by then head gardener Sharon Remepel, before quickly growing in popularity and taking over the larger Cawston Hall. Seedy Saturday is now a feature of spring in communities across Canada.

The main draw of the day, the big seed swap table, will be open from the start of the day at 10 a.m. until close at 2 p.m. for people to share and trade.

In addition, there will be a number of presenters on hand throughout the day.

The full list of 2020 presenters and presentations has not yet been released.

Some of the tables at last year’s Seedy Saturday included the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society, Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society, Keremeos Garden Club, and the Naramata Seed Company.

Entrance is by donation, with partial proceeds supporting the work of Seeds of Diversity, and in particular their Canadian Seed Library. The library is a collection of over 2300 regionally-adapted and rare seed varieties, included a number from the Similkameen Valley.

For anyone who is interested in selling their seeds, or wants their own table for swaps, they are invited to get in touch with the Grist Mill team at or 250-499-9021.

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