Local gardeners will get the chance to swap seeds. The second annual Kemptville Seedy Saturday is coming up on February 29. The event is being held at the Kemptville Campus greenhouses, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. 

Organizer Emily Kelly says there is no cost and everyone is welcome. She noted it’s a great opportunity for people interested in learning more about gardening. Kelly explained the broader seed movement is essentially to preserve and maintain seed heritage in your local community. 

People can bring seeds if they want or take seeds if they need them. 

The first Seedy Saturday grew from the Kemptville Gardeners Facebook group that launched in March of 2019. 

Kelly says the discussion forum is a broad and rich source of knowledge, with gardeners ranging from novice to expert. She noted the over 300 members offer tips and tricks about gardening locally. 

Kelly explained the long-term goal is to establish a seed bank in North Grenville that will be accessible to everyone. She says there’s something magical about gardening and growing your own food sparks awareness about agriculture on a global scale.