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Seedy Weekend

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February 4 to February 5 2023
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Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hours
All Day Event
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4801, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal, QC Canada
H1V 3V4

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SOLIDARITY SEEDS

This year, Montréal’s Seedy Weekend presents a program revealing the bonds of solidarity formed between all living things. The 2023 edition will be held under the theme of Solidarity Seeds and will invite the public to discover the connections between seed growers, market gardeners, citizens and seed biodiversity.

On February 4 and 5, at the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, citizens will be able to purchase local and ecological seeds from some twenty Quebec seed producers and attend panels and workshops.

Panels and workshops offered in French only.

To buy your seeds and horticultural products, consult our list »

PANELS

Places limited, reservations required.

Saturday, February 4 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Teaming up to grow more seeds in Québec
In partnership with Sème l’avenir

Fresh perspectives on how and why seed growers and market gardeners join forces in the production of reproducible and open-pollinated seeds. Examines the collaborative, merging and/or networking dynamics of these two skills.

Experts & professionals

With: Daniel Brisebois (Ferme coopérative Tourne-Sol), Roland Joannin (La pomme de demain), Jean-François Lévêque (Les jardins de l’Ecoumène)

Fully booked.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Citizen seed keeper

What is a “seed keeper” and how do you get involved in protecting and transmitting open-pollinated and reproducible seeds? A talk for those interested in preserving Quebec’s biodiversity and plant heritage.

General public

With: Teprine Baldo (Le Noyau et Semences du patrimoine), Magalie Casaubon (Santropol Roulant), Julie Corbeil Walsh (Espace pour la vie)

Fully booked.

Sunday, February 5 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Seed Rights in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities
In partnership with Sème l’avenir

Putting into perspective the legislative framework governing the seed industry and its impact on the profession of our seed producers, farmers and more broadly on our bioecosystem. Discussions on collective action paths in the context of current regulatory changes that threaten the complete organic standards.

Experts & professionals

With: Hugo Martorell (Sème l'avenir), Thibault Rehn (Vigilance OGM), Jean-Nick Trudel (Association des marchés publics du Québec)

Limited seating. Reserve here →

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Hand in hand, with urban gardeners

Advice and tools for designing, growing and maintaining a biodiverse food garden.

General public

With: Mélanie Grégoire (Terre promise), Audray Pépin (Tisane et jardin), Hamidou Maïga (Hamidou horticulture)

Fully booked.

WORKSHOPS

Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 5

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Seed bomb crafting
Offered by les Amis du Jardin botanique de Montréal

Bring the family* to make seed bombs to help pollinators in your neighbourhood! Led by cultural mediator Florence Fouquet, you’ll learn more about the origin of these small natural seed bombs and why they’re important for our pollinators. A simple and fun way to help protect the environment and bring nature to some unusual places. Everyone leaves with three little bombs to use or to give away!

*Designed for 6 to 14 year olds.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Activity offered in French only.

Fully booked.

Cultiver Montréal

Cultiver Montréal is a proactive and united network working for the development of a sustainable and nurturing city. Our main mission is to support, support and contribute to the development of all forms of agriculture in the Greater Montreal, in consultation with its members, to make Montreal a sustainable, resilient and nourishing city.

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