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Breaking News!

Breaking News!

Hot off the griddle! There’s a new attraction at Seedy Saturday this year: cooking demonstrations! Three local chefs will show you how to turn your healthy harvest into delicious dinners. At 11:30 am, Chef Gianfranco Mosca, who has recently moved from Rome to Victoria and opened the business Veritalia, will create a pasta dish using […]

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More than Seedy

More than Seedy

The heart of Seedy Saturday is (surprise, surprise) made of seeds. But there’s room for plants too – after all, what’s a plant but a seed that managed to grow up? You may be thinking that mid-February is an unusual time of year to adopt a few new garden residents, even in balmy Victoria. But […]

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An Edible Revolution?

An Edible Revolution?

These carrots may look like any old carrots, but they’re cleverly fooling you – they are actually revolutionary carrots. And they’re revolutionary because they’re part of a movement to rebuild regional food systems, so that more of our food comes from local sources. To find out about – and maybe even join – this movement […]

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Something to Crow About

Something to Crow About

At last year’s Seedy Saturday, the question I heard most often was “Where’s the chicken talk?” And the squawking! the flapping! the clucking! that greeted the news that chickens were not on the agenda was quite remarkable. But lay those ruffled feathers, chicken fans. This year, back by popular demand, Seedy Saturday is once again […]

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Bee There!

Bee There!

Bet you can’t name all our native bees. It’s a pretty safe bet, since more than 450 different species of bee call BC and the Yukon “home”. (And that’s not including the honeybee, which was introduced from Europe.) While honeybees and their problems generate more media buzz, native bees pollinate most of our local plants. […]

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