Credit: City of Surrey photo, Historic Stewart Farm Program Assistant Kathlyn Meers with some of the seed varieties for sale.
Historic Stewart Farm’s Seedy Saturday Goes Virtual April 10
Annual gardening event going online with same green thumb offerings
Surrey, BC– Whether you’re a new gardener or avid green thumb, Saturday, April 10 is a great time to start planning via Historic Stewart Farm’s Seedy Saturday offerings.
This year, the popular annual gardening event that celebrates heirloom plant varieties, will be offered virtually – including the opportunity to purchase seeds from the farm’s gardens and activities for all ages.
“Seed saving is an important part of the heritage gardens which is why we are thrilled to be able to continue offering this annual celebration, even if it does look a little different this year,” said site curator Jerrilin Spence of the event that typically attracts visitors from all over.
Spence shared that the Stewarts were a newcomer family that settled upon Salish land in 1884 and remained until the 1940s. Plants grown then were open pollinated, and GMO free. All plants grown in the gardens today continue to be organic heirloom varieties. Garden volunteers save seeds annually for replanting the following year.
In addition to the seed sale, Historic Stewart Farm’s Seedy Saturday offers a printable colouring sheet, videos from three renowned gardening experts, a free take-home craft kit available for pick up on April 10 (register online or by calling 604-591-4627), and Outdoor Guided Visits between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. with two free seed packages per household group (registration required).
For more information about the event and to shop from a listing of organic, heirloom, flower and vegetable seeds collected from the heritage site, visit www.surrey.ca/stewartfarm. A staff person will follow up on all seed orders to accept payment and arrange a date and time for pickup. Seeds are available while quantities last. Price including tax: one package for $2.25 or three packages for $5.50.