With snow still covering most gardens

Seedy Saturday in Nelson a tradition among gardeners

People eager to get their hands in the dirt attended Seedy Saturday today for a little hint of the growing season to come.

“I have a question for you,” says one young woman to which conversation ensues with delight.

With snow still covering most gardens, people eager to get their hands in the dirt attended Seedy Saturday today at the Nelson United Church basement for a little hint of the growing season to come.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety organized event is an opportunity to swap or buy seeds and network with other gardening enthusiasts.

Eco Society markets director Jesse Woodward says this is the first market of 2014 and is all about the “connection between consumer and vendor.”

“It’s so nice to have them back together again,” he says, pleased to see market season on the verge.

The many in attendance were just as eager to get planting.

Seedy Saturday continues until 3 p.m.

This is the 19th annual event.

The Cottonwood Falls Market and the downtown Wednesday Markets will resume in spring.


-Kirsten Hildebrand photos


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