Things are getting seedy at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and that is a great thing! On April 27th from 9am -12noon the Historic Gardens is hosting their first annual Seedy Saturday. Part of a national movement started by Seeds of Diversity, Seedy Saturday is an opportunity for those interested in plant propagation, open pollination, heirloom seeds, locally grown produce and all things seed related.
For those looking to get a start on the growing season, local seed and seedling vendors will be on site as well as a community seed swap. Families can enjoy pumpkin planting and a Seedy Saturday scavenger hunt. Vendors at the Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market will have their usual delicious selection of food and drink. We also have a local expert teaching about monarch butterflies and pollinators with milkweed seedlings available.
In addition to Seedy Saturday, there are some other garden related events happening in the Annapolis Royal region on the same weekend. On April 26 at the Granville Ferry Community Hall there is a public demonstration of “The Art of Ikebana” (Japanese flower arranging). The following day there is an Ikebana workshop at the same location (preregistration: email@example.com). Also on April 27th, Niki Clark, Ph.D. will share secrets of her success at seed sowing, seedling management, harvesting and handling post-crop seed in a hands-on workshop at the Lower Granville Hall in Port Royal (preregistration: GardenofGoodCheer@gmail.com).
Seedy Saturday at the Historic Gardens has something for everyone from the first timer to the master gardener and seed saver. This is a great chance to meet other seed savers and discover what is happening in our community. Be sure to bring your seeds for the community swap table. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-532-7018.