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Seedy Saturday

March 2023

2023-03-04 10:00:00 2023-03-04 14:00:00 America/New_York Seedy Saturday Join us Saturday, March 4, 10am-2pm to learn about pollinators and ask the garden experts your questions or by connecting with a local expert at our Green Expo. Downtown Branch -

Saturday, March 04
10:00am - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-04 10:00:00 2023-03-04 14:00:00 America/New_York Seedy Saturday Join us Saturday, March 4, 10am-2pm to learn about pollinators and ask the garden experts your questions or by connecting with a local expert at our Green Expo. Downtown Branch -

Join us Saturday, March 4, 10am-2pm to learn about pollinators and ask the garden experts your questions or by connecting with a local expert at our Green Expo.

Keynote & Featured Speakers 

Visit the Gathering Place stage to hear from a host of amazing speakers. Our line up includes:

  • 11:00 am - "The Importance of Pollinators" with Gwen Petreman
  • 12:00 pm - "Lightning Talks" with exhibitors from our Garden Expo
  • 12:30 -1:00 pm - "Online Seeds" an online pre-recorded seminar from Seeds of Diversity's Seedy Saturday Speaker Series
  • 1:00 pm - "Secrets to a Better Garden" with Joan Nieman-Agapas from Simcoe County Master Gardeners

Seedy Saturday Activities for All Ages

  • 10:00 - 10:30 am - Seedy Saturday Storytime, Kids floor
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Kids seed craft, Kids floor
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Terrarium Love, Main floor

Garden Expo

*Participating in a lightning talk on the Main Stage between 12:00 - 12:30 pm.

What is Seedy Saturday?

"Seedy Saturdays are a remarkable phenomenon. They are not one event, but a series of separate events, which have sprung up across the country, each individually and uniquely organized under the same general themes of encouraging the use of open-pollinated and heritage seeds, enabling a local seed exchange, and educating the public about seed saving and environmentally responsible gardening practices. They usually occur on a Saturday, hence the name, but also occur on Sundays and other days." Source: Seeds of Diversity Canada .

Learn more about Seedy Saturdays on the Seeds of Diversity webpage 'Everything you wanted to know about Seedy Saturdays'.

Seeds of Diversity Canada is a group of seed savers from coast to coast who protect Canada's seed biodiversity by growing it themselves and sharing it with others. Find out how you can support seed saving and local distribution. On their website you will find seed saving resources and a list of Canadian Seedy Saturday events. Using their website, find ways to source local and Canadian seeds from area greenhouses or local vendors or use their online reference guide, the Canadian Seed Catalogue Index or find the best locally adapted seeds in your region with The Ecological Seed Finder.


This program is in partnership with Seeds of Diversity Canada.


Visit: BPL's Seed Library to borrow and donate seeds for your garden or indoor plants


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Save the Date!

Join us Saturday, March 25 2023 for three virtual Seedy Saturday presentations celebrating the joy of gardening and growing your own food! See more program details in our Events Calendar.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | School-Aged Kids | Families | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events | Home & Garden |

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Downtown Branch

AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Phone: 705.728.1010

Hours

 

 
Mon, Mar 20 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 21 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Mar 22 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Mar 23 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Mar 24 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 25 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 26 9:30AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Our Downtown Branch is centrally located in the Downtown core at the corner of Worsley and Owen Streets. The building and facilities are fully accessible. Enjoy a beverage or a small snack from our Café located inside the lobby, use our complimentary wifi, experiment with technology and maker tools, or soak up the sun on our Rooftop Reading Garden.

Upcoming events

Canceled
Tue, Mar 21, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Tue, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Mar 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Wed, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This event is full

Wed, Mar 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Mar 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Mar 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Fri, Mar 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Fri, Mar 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Tinker Lab

Sat, Mar 25, 10:00am - 10:30am

Sat, Mar 25, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Sat, Mar 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Mar 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Sun, Mar 26, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Sun, Mar 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Mar 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mon, Mar 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Mon, Mar 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Mar 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Mon, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Mon, Mar 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Mon, Mar 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Canceled
Tue, Mar 28, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Mar 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Mar 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Tue, Mar 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Mar 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is full

Tue, Mar 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus Ross Room
This event is full

Wed, Mar 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Gathering Place

Wed, Mar 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This event is full

Wed, Mar 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Mar 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room
This event is full

Wed, Mar 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Mar 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Gathering Place

Thu, Mar 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Fri, Mar 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Fri, Mar 31, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Apr 01, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Gathering Place

Sat, Apr 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Apr 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Apr 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Glass Room

Sun, Apr 02, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Sun, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mon, Apr 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Apr 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Glass Room

Mon, Apr 03, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Mon, Apr 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Gathering Place

Canceled
Tue, Apr 04, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Apr 04, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Apr 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tue, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Apr 05, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Apr 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tinker Lab

Wed, Apr 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Apr 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Apr 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Apr 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Apr 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glass Room

Thu, Apr 06, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Apr 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Apr 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Apr 08, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tinker Lab

Canceled
Tue, Apr 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Apr 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Apr 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Apr 12, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Apr 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tinker Lab

Wed, Apr 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Apr 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Apr 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Wed, Apr 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glass Room

Thu, Apr 13, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Apr 13, 10:30am - 11:30am

Thu, Apr 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gathering Place

Thu, Apr 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Apr 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room

Thu, Apr 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Fri, Apr 14, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Apr 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Sat, Apr 15, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sun, Apr 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Glass Room

Sun, Apr 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gathering Place

Sun, Apr 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mon, Apr 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Downtown Children's Picture Book Area, 2nd Floor

Mon, Apr 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Mon, Apr 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mon, Apr 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Glass Room

Canceled
Tue, Apr 18, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Apr 18, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Apr 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Apr 19, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Apr 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tinker Lab

Wed, Apr 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Apr 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angus Ross Room

Wed, Apr 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oro Lions Room
This event is full

Wed, Apr 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glass Room

Thu, Apr 20, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Angus Ross Room

Thu, Apr 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tinker Lab