With all this snow and cold it is hard to believe that gardening season is not too far off!
North Bay Heritage Gardeners, St Andrew’s United Church, North Bay Horticultural Society, The North Bay Master Gardeners, & Near North Locavores presents:
NORTH BAY SEED EXCHANGE & ECO FAIR
Come join us on Saturday February 25th, 2012 from 1 pm to 4pm at 366 Cassells Street/St Andrew’s United Church for North Bay’s third annual Seed Exchange & Eco Fair! This is a free event that has parking and public transit near by.
Gardening is a very rewarding pastime! It is a great way to be physically active while providing affordable fresh produce in your diet, creating habitat for wildlife, or simply beautifying your surroundings. We will have materials and information available for all types of growing situations and experience levels.
Get a head start on the 2012 gardening season at the Seed Exchange. You can trade seeds that you have saved (please make sure that you label each seed package with as much info as possible, including the variety name and how many seeds are in each package) or purchase seeds for 25 cents each package in the seed exchange room only. Ornamentals and edibles are welcome. If you can’t find what you are looking for at the seed exchange, do not worry, as there will be commercial seeds to purchase from some of the vendors and several community groups will be selling seeds at various prices as fundraisers for their organizations.
Expand your knowledge at our free workshops for gardeners of all ages and skill-sets and there will be plenty of fun for children too with parental-supervised activities and crafts. Workshops start at 1:15 and continue every ½ hour with the last one to start at 3:15. The Kids-Zone crafts will run continuously during the event.
Stop by and visit the vendors at the Eco Fair to learn more about local organizations or get some shopping done at the various environmentally-conscious businesses that will be attending: Field Good Farms, Dalew Farms, Wearable Treasures, Harvest Moon Farm, Reiki with Vi, White Sun Hoops, Little Workshop, Gramma’s Crafts ‘N’ Things, Boards Honey, Hibou Boutique, Pie Bird Bed & Breakfast, Delaney Bay Cheese Market, Heritage Gardeners, City of North Bay, North Bay Horticultural Society and Children’s Gardening program, Greening Nipissing, Community Waterfront Friends, Blue Sky Sailing Club, North Bay Farmers Market Information Booth, North Bay Master Gardeners, Transition Town North Bay, Nipissing Naturalists, St. Andrews United Church Fundraisers, North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, and the Near North Locavores.
For more info you can contact Monica of North Bay Heritage Gardeners at (705) 472- 4006 or heritage.gardeners(at)heritagenorthbay.com.