Seedy Saturday

Join us in the library basement Saturday, March 25 from 1-3 to connect with other gardeners, try some new seed varieties, share some of your tried & true favourites, and save money.

We would like to thank and acknowledge a local Facebook group called "Lakeland Seed and Plant Swap" for an amazing donation of seed packages for this event. Members of this group will be at the swap to give anyone interested an opportunity to connect.

And we are pleased to announce FCSS (Family and Community Support Services) is offering free Little Garden Kits for families with young children. Stop by on Seedy Saturday to pick up a starter kit that includes a seed tray, 3 seed packages & some dirt and start growing some vegetables!

What are Seedy Saturdays?

Seedy Saturdays are a series of separate events which have sprung up across the country, organized under the same general themes of encouraging the use of open-pollinated and heritage seeds, sharing seeds and sharing local garden-related knowledge. Whether you are a first-time or master gardener, seed enthusiast or expert seed saver, the event is for everyone.

How does the swap work?

Bring seeds to the swap if you have them.

Each person receives 5 tokens when they arrive.

All donated items are added to tables hosted by volunteers.

Participants are invited to mingle with other gardeners and use their tokens to trade for items they would like to try.

Any leftover seeds will be available at the end of the swap for anyone, including new gardeners who have nothing to trade but who would like to start connecting with the local gardening community. So, bring some extra items to the swap!

What can I bring?

  • vegetable or ornamental seeds
  • seeds that you bought this year
  • seeds you’ve saved**
  • extra plants you started from seed
  • Bulbs, tubers, cuttings

**NOTE: If you are bringing saved seeds, they should only be from heirloom varieties. While there are many wonderful hybrid plants out there, they simply will not grow true from the seed you saved. To ensure viability of saved seeds, please bring seeds that are no more than 2 years old.


The library has paper seed envelopes, but you are welcome to use your own packaging. Please organize and label everything you bring with you, the variety, include some basic growing information and if possible, bring in the original packaging or a few pictures.

How many seeds/pkg?

Make sure you include enough seeds in each packet to ensure a decent harvest. 6-12 tomato or pepper seeds for example, but for a crop like corn or beans, it makes more sense to include at least 20.

Looking for more information?

Seeds of Diversity website:

Local Facebook group: Lakeland seed and plant swap