Be a part of the West Shore’s 1st Seedy Saturday!

Sprout Edition 🌱 Because we’re just starting out!

Saturday, March 9, 2024
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Belmont Secondary School,
3041 Langford Lake Road, Langford, BC

A community collaboration with Flourish! School Food Society

West Shore Seedy Saturday organizers are eager to work together with farmers, seed vendors, gardeners, and community groups to co-create a simple Seedy Saturday model, which reflects the vibe of a rapidly growing area, teeming with young families and active seniors looking to save money and do their part to shift to more sustainable ways. Since this event is new, we’ll only be able to accommodate a handful of companies and local non-profits, so be sure to sign-up early!

What to expect

We are expecting to see a mixed audience of largely newbie or novice growers together with some Seedy Saturday veterans, and we’ve secured the Learning Commons at Belmont Secondary School as our venue. The location is accessible with plenty of parking and within easy walking distance for many residents, and the event space is beautiful and modern with a large amount of natural light. It will be a terrific space for people to browse seed selections, chat with knowledgeable folks, and ask lots of questions. It will not, however, be conducive to co-locating plant start sales or root stock, etc. We have been able to secure a limited amount of outdoor exhibit space in the school’s Food Garden, so if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, we encourage you to complete the Exhibitor Application Form as soon as possible.
We are delighted to be hosting the event at Belmont, especially because of their Food Garden and the school’s interest in establishing their own Seed Library. Belmont is already working with Matthew Kemshaw and the Flourish! School Food Society, and ReImagine West Shore is excited to be teaming up with Flourish! for this inaugural West Shore Seedy Saturday event. In addition to our event, there will also be several other activities underway at Belmont on March 9th, so we’re very excited to see what sort of cross-pollination might emerge!

If you are interested in exhibiting or vending, please read the following Exhibitor Information, and complete the application form below. This event seeks to support local seed exchange and small-scale local seed growers; therefore, we ask that all exhibitors adhere to the conditions outlined below.

Exhibitor Information

EXHIBIT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2024
Exhibitor Set-up: 9:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Open to the Public: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Tear-down: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

  • A vendor may only sell seed or plants grown on their own farm or from other farms for which they are the sole reseller, unless otherwise approved by ReImagine West Shore’s Seedy Saturday Organizing Team. Any seed variety exempted by the committee from this provision must have its origin clearly labelled.
  • Exhibitors are encouraged to identify seed which is organically grown or Certified Organic.
  • Sale or promotion in any way of genetically engineered seeds or plants is PROHIBITED.
  • Packaging and re-sale of bulk seed from commercial catalogues is NOT PERMITTED.
  • Food and beverage sales for this event will be limited to those provided by the Flourish! School Food Society, which will be raising funds to support their work with district schools.
  • Exhibitors must use the table/exhibition location assigned by ReImagine West Shore and complete their set-up by 11:00 a.m. Exhibitors should not clear tables until 3:00 p.m.
  • Indoor Exhibitor Fees include a 10’x10’ display space and the use of two 6’ tables and two chairs. These exhibitors have the option of supplying their own table and chairs, and may provide other display infrastructure, space permitting. A limited number of outdoor spaces are available.
  • Outdoor Exhibitor Fees include a 10’x10′ display space where plant starts and root stock may be displayed and sold along with other items. The school’s tables and chairs are not able to be used outdoors, so outdoor exhibitors will be required to provide their own tables/chairs. Pop-up structures are permitted, but will need to use either sand or water to secure the tents against the weather as staking in the adjacent grass is not permitted due to the school’s irrigation system.
  • As this is our very first Seedy Saturday event, we would like to co-create a legacy of eco-literacy by working with our exhibitors to help Belmont Secondary School launch their Seed Library, and therefore ask participating vendors to consider contributing Certified Organic seeds to the school.

In lieu of a table fee, we are asking Exhibitors to choose one of three options to help support the growth of community food security on the West Shore. If you have questions or would like to contribute seeds in lieu of your table fee, please contact us.

  • Become a member of ReImagine West Shore – a $25 investment (for individual members) that will help us offset hard event costs and gives you a voice in the planning for our hoped-for Seedy Saturday 2025 (Victory Garden Edition), which has been booked to take place on Saturday, March 8, 2025, at the newly refurbished Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Langford, BC.
  • Contribute seeds valued at $25 to support the establishment of Belmont Secondary School’s Seed Library.
  • Make a $25 donation to ReImagine West Shore, earmarked to support this Seedy Saturday community collaboration with Flourish! School Food Society.

Event Details

EXHIBIT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2024
Exhibitor Set-up: 9:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Open to the Public: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Tear-down: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Seedy Saturday Exhibitor Question

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West Shore Seedy Saturday 2024 EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

To apply, please complete the form below, then click on the appropriate button to make your online payment in lieu of a table fee.  If you would prefer to send an e-transfer, please contact us to arrange.

If you are planning to contribute seeds to the Belmont Secondary School Seed Library in lieu of your table fee, kindly complete the Seed Donation Pledge Form below to contact Shannon Carman and make those arrangements. Thank you.

Exhibitor Application Form

Are you interested in securing outdoor exhibit space?

Does your exhibit require electricity?

In lieu of a table fee, please choose one of these 3 options:

14 + 6 =

Seed Donation Pledge to Belmont Secondary's Seed Library

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