Seedy Sunday 2014 brings local seeds and gardening wisdom to Rossland

After the crops are planned, a charismatic guest speaker, scrumptious dinner, and an uplifting movie will raise the spirits.

Spring is near and the green thumbs are twitching, so Rossland will host yet another “Seedy Sunday” this weekend, March 23, to fill gardener’s pockets with local varieties of vegetable and flower seeds.

After the crops are planned, a charismatic guest speaker, scrumptious dinner, and an uplifting movie will raise the spirits.

Kicking off at 1 p.m. at the Miners’ Hall (1765 Columbia Ave.), Kootenay gardeners can buy seeds from farms such as Cherry Meadows, Mountain Seed Co., Salt Spring Seeds, and Stellar Seeds.

Other tables will host seed swapping, so bring spare seeds to sell or trade. Other local vendors will have art, crafts, and local cuisine for sale.

It’s more than a seed fair as the charismatic visionary Dan Jason—owner and operator of Salt Spring Seeds—takes the stage at 4 p.m. to expound the virtues of “Seed Saving: as if our lives depended on it!”

Rossland chefs Kim and Brad Robinson—The Harvest Table and The Mountain Chef—will put out a delicious veggie curry at 5:30 p.m., just $8 per plate.

Proceeds from the dinner will help fund Rossland REAL Food’s activities, including the Community Garden, the Mountain Market, gardening workshops, and other local food initiatives.

Then it’s time to sit back, relax, and digest “Growing Cities” on the hall’s big, brand-new screen. This newly released film explores inspiring urban farms across the United States. Tickets are $5 at the door and the movie starts rolling at 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds from the movie will be shared by the event co-organizers, both non-profit societies: the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture and Rossland REAL Food.

So come on out to the Miners’ Hall this Sunday for superb, locally adapted seeds for your garden, mind-blowing inspiration from a true seed-saving pioneer, a stick-to-the-ribs dinner, and a relaxing tour of burgeoning urban farms across America.


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