Guidelines and Policies
The basic theme of Seedy Saturdays is the preservation of biodiversity, particularly within our food supply.
Encouraging the use of public domain non-hybrid plants of Canadian significance.
Enabling the local trading of heritage and open-pollinated seeds.
Educating the public about environmentally responsible gardening practises.
The Seed Swap is our primary activity, followed by access to local seed, plant and garden-related vendors, educational speakers, and registered not-for-profit garden-related displays. Seedy Saturdays are educational functions, not just craft fairs or simple marketing events.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2024.
|Amanda Key Design
Sally Soanes • 250-954-2063
|Broombusters Invasive Plant Society
Joanne Sales • 250-752-4816
|Denman Island Heritage Apples
Maria Hunter • 604-399-9726
|Fierce Fish Fertilizer
Dave McIntyre • 250-927-8800
|Full Circle Seeds
Mary ALice Johnson • 779-587-9144
|Goldstream Grange Gardens Ltd
Sunshine Goldsberry • 250-248-8809
|Good Earth Farms Seeds
Simon Toole • 250-337-2261
|Good Seed Land
|Green Mountain Bee
|Hamilton Wetlands and Forest
Preservation SocietyCeri Peacey • 250-927-5658
We are a group dedicated to the preservation of Hamilton Marsh, the wetlands and surrounding forest. We share the importance of the wetland for the water, the wildlife, and the future.
|Home Grown Bee
Rachel Halliwell • 778-919-3097
|Horticulture Centre of the Pacific
Linda Petite • 250-479-6162
|Island Greenhouse Sales
Gerry Giesbrecht • 1-250-740-5110
|Little Bird Flower Farm
Fiona Hamersley Chambers
|Mid Island Floral Art Club
Joanne Hamilton (president) • 250-757-8969
|Milner Gardens & Woodland
Emily Weeks • 250-752-6153
|Moose & Bean Farm
Celeste van Prattenburg • 778-822-4739
|Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI)
Mandy Hobkirk • 250-753-3245 local 2802
|Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society (MARS)
|Omega Blue Farms
Dawn Osborne • 250-757-2006
|Pacific Composting Co.
Andrea Blum • 1-866-244-8000
|PQB Fruit Tree Project / Mac Community Garden
Dan LaRocque • 250-240-3564
|QB 4H Beef Club
Tanya Osmond • 250-927-1711
|Qualicum Beach Garden Club
Harmony Pillon • 250-337-1972
|Seeds of Diversity Canada
|Seeds of the Revolution! – Saanich Organics
Keira Nichol • 250-818-5807
Joyce McMenamon • 250-337-8228
Steve Hoffman • 250-594-5947
|Sweet Rock Farm
Sal Dominelli • 250-713-9041
|Tower Gardens by Juice Plus
Jamey Lauinger • 250-465-1338
|Van Isle Vertical Farms
Don Giberson • 250-268-1330
|Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association
Karen Bennett • 250-937-1838
|Vancouver Island Wool Pellets
Claire Nixon • 250-465-1115
|West Coast Plants
Mariah Wilde • 250-507-2486
|Y Grip Garden Tool Ltd
Paul Carr • 250 702 6293
We particularly seek and support local seed, plant and garden related vendors. We especially value applications from vendors saving, producing or developing seeds suitable for our region. All vendor applications will be assessed to ensure they meet the intention and goals of this Seedy Saturday event.
By applying, each vendor selling seeds/plants at this event confirms that:
- You are not knowingly selling GMO seeds or plants or invasive species. For information about invasive plants please check www.bcinvasives.ca
- The seeds and plants you are selling have been grown out by you or your designate, either on your property or an offsite location that you approve.
- The seeds and plants you are selling have been grown out by another grower for which you have an exchange arrangement in place and you identify this detail in your respective catalogues at your table.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2024.
Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday Association Policy regarding Cannabis: Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday Association does not permit the sale or distribution of cannabis, cannabis seeds, plants or edibles, or cannabis by-products of any form at its event.
By submitting a vendor/exhibitor application, you are affirming that you agree with our guidelines and policies listed above.
Location and Time
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7. Phone Civic Centre: 250-752-1992.
Saturday, February 3, 2024. Open to public from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.
The day of the event…
• Set-up begins at 7:30 am and we ask that you are set up by 9.30 am at the latest. Close/clean-up from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
• Please register at the front desk before you start to unload to receive your exhibitor badge, drop off your door prize if you are kindly donating one and identify your table. (Please return your badge at the end of the event).
• Please be considerate and unload quickly. Please do not block the bus stop out front of the Civic Centre. Volunteers will be there to assist in unloading. Once you have unloaded please consider parking away from the main parking lot to allow the public to get into the event and purchase your products. Parking is available on Jones Street. There will also be volunteers to help you load up again at the end of the day.
• Seed vendors will be requested to complete a declaration about where their seeds were produced to be displayed on their table.
• Rain cover and tables for those with outdoor sites are the vendor/exhibitor’s responsibility.
• Floor coverings are required if placing damp plants/pots on the floor, or if there may be spillage from your display. We ask you leave your table and floor clean before you leave. Cleaning brushes, etc. will be available at the front desk.
• Don’t forget to hand in your badge.
• Free WIFI available “QB Town Public Wireless”.
• No ATM on site.