Similkameen Seedy Saturday This Weekend

For Immediate Release
February 18, 2020

A Chance to Exchange Seeds and Information
February 22nd, 10AM to 2PM

Thirty-one years ago, the Grist Mill’s then-Head Gardener, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called “Seedy Saturday” that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. There are now well over a hundred such events happening across Canada every spring.

The Grist Mill and Gardens invites the public to Cawston Community Hall (2119 Main St, Cawston) on Saturday, February 22nd, from 10am – 2pm, for our community’s very own Seedy Saturday to exchange seeds and share knowledge.

This Seedy Saturday is coming together with a ton of great speakers and exhibitors that include a variety of regional seed vendors as well as those who make great use of local agricultural products, making juice, honey, dried fruit, bedding plants and more.

There will also be several local groups including the Okanagan Seed Savers, the Keremeos Garden Club and the Zero Waste Similkameen campaign with information and education materials.

Be sure to start looking through your seed boxes and cupboards to see if you have anything you’d like to share with others as part of our big seed swap table. Also, please invite anyone else you know who might be interested in this event.

ADMISSION IS BY DONATION with partial proceeds going to support the exceptional work of Seeds of Diversity, and in particular their Canadian Seed Library–a collection of over 2300 regionally-adapted and rare seed varieties–some of which have a very close connection with our site.

There will also be coffee, tea, baked goodies and lunch available.

If you have seeds you’d like to sell or swap and need a table, please get in touch with us as soon as possible at or 250-499-9021.

More information is available on the Grist Mill website:


Media Contact:
Chris Mathieson, Operator / Manager
Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos
Cell: (250) 499-9021
Twitter: @old_grist_mill

The Grist Mill and Gardens is a Provincial Historic Site operated by Grist Mill CCC, a Community Contribution Corporation. The site has much to offer visitors: tour the spectacular gardens, explore a working 1877 waterwheel-powered flour mill, enjoy fresh-made soups, salads and sandwiches made from freshest local produce in the restaurant, browse in the unique gift shop, or stay overnight at the creek side RV campground. Also be sure to check our website for details on our many summer concerts, workshops, presentations and other special events.

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