Seedy Saturday welcomes gardeners of all levels

The annual seed exchange event is now offering seminars for kids and adults interested in gardening.

Whether you like to grow your own vegetables and herbs, have a beautiful flower bed in the yard or want to learn more about gardening, Seedy Saturday has something for everyone.

The 22nd annual James Bay Market Seedy Saturday is on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St.

Plant-lovers can purchase seeds from growers who are happy to give advice on the best choices for specific growing conditions. Small nurseries will also be there selling seedlings, herbs, bulbs, perennials, native plants and more.

For those interested in learning more about gardening, experts will be on site giving talks about various topics such as basic requirements for starting seeds. Growing for all seasons and growing food in cities.

New this year is a special gardening session just for kids aged five to eight, where they will learn about worms and composting.

Along with seeds available for sale, there is also a seed exchange, a used gardening book exchange and more.

Admission is $7 cash at the door, free for kids under 16, and includes the viewing of a film, Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds at 3 p.m.

For more information and a full list of activities, go online to