Are you attending Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015. This is the fourth year for this event and I can’t wait to go. This event is full of garden presentations, vendors and workshops. This event is hosted by the Ladner Community Garden and the Corporation of Delta and will be held at the historic Harris Barn this year. It’s a fundraiser for the Ladner Community Garden so they can continue with projects such as teaching children and adults how to grow food and about the environment. The Ladner Community Garden also grows food for local food banks and other charities.
For details about times and speakers check out the Ladner Community Garden blog. I hear Brian Minter is speaking about ‘The Secrets of Success with Food Gardening, Annuals and Perennials’. I know from classes I have done that gardeners are eager to learn about growing food in their own gardens. Brian Minter is considered the guru of gardening and you will want to arrive early to get a seat as space is limited.
Thomas Hobbs, owner of Southlands Nursery in Vancouver, is also going to talk at Ladner Seedy Saturday. His topic will be about his new garden in Langley. Tom has battled brambles galore, squatters and even copper thieves while trying to reinvent his twenty acre garden. This should be a fun presentation to listen to.
So what is my role in this event? For those of you who are just reading today, I am on the executive board for the Ladner Community Garden and plan most of this event along with other directors and volunteers. Where we would we be without volunteers? They are the life blood of all communities and we are grateful for all the support we have had over the years.
Vendors are signing up for tables to bring you the best in organic gardening. West Coast Seeds returns this year as a sponsor and exhibitor. Have you received their new catalogue yet? I hear its out this week. If you have never read their catalogue, trust me it is porn for gardeners, really. Not only are its colour photos a feast for the eyes, it’s a valuable resource of vegetable growing information.
Are you a seed saver? At Ladner Seedy Saturday you can bring in seeds that you have saved from last year and trade them for something else. I will have a lot of seeds to trade from my garden. Be sure to package your seeds and label them before you come to the seed swap.
Have you heard the ladies from Botanus speak yet? If not you must come to hear about all the amazing summer bulbs they will be showing us for our gardens. I just watched their latest Botanus garden club video and will share it below. Pam, Elke and Wendy are amazing speakers so you want to miss them.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDPFNzrNKng&w=560&h=315]
For a complete list of times and presentations at Ladner Seedy Saturday, check out the Ladner Community Garden blog.