Spring snow covered the local gardens but it couldn’t keep the crowds away from Sooke’s second annual Seedy Saturday on February 26, 2011 at the Sooke Community Hall. With rising fuel costs and the unpredictable weather associated with climate change, it is no wonder that growing your own food and supporting local growers is higher than ever on people’s agenda.
Seed vendors and seed exchanges did a brisk business at Seedy Saturday. Many stopped to admire Sun River Allotment Garden Mentor, Emily Parson’s raised bed “growing” carrots, potatoes, onions, and more. And the friendly bantam chickens were a crowd pleaser.
A desire for information also drew many people to Seedy Saturday. Sooke Transition Initiative’s display attracted considerable interest in our fledgling organization. One poster focused on “Who we are and What we do” while the other highlighted some of the events we have held around solar energy. Our next event will be Monday, March 21: Nitya Harris, Executive Director of Solar BC will speak about how we can “Join the Solar Revolution”, from 7 to 9 pm at the Reading Room Café (next to Western Foods).
Those of us who sat at the booth enjoyed making new connections as well as talking with our loyal members.
Thanks to Jessica Boquist for making Seedy Saturday happen and to Dave and Yvonne Court, John Boquist, and Margaret Critchlow for staffing the Sooke Transition Initiative booth.