It’s time for Kelowna’s 2023 Seedy Sunday! Our local seed swap will be held in person this year on March 12th at the Parkinson Rec. Center just east of downtown Kelowna. Seedy Sunday is presented by the Okanagan Master Gardeners.
Here are the details you need to know about the 2023 Kelowna seed swap:
Date: March 12, 2023
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Parkinson Recreation Center, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4P9, Canada
Kids under 12: Free admission
Everyone 12 and over: $2 each
Parking is free
About Kelowna’s Seedy Sunday event
Kelowna’s Seedy Sunday event in March is the best place to buy seeds for your garden this year. You can also bring and trade seeds, and there are some free seeds up for grabs too! It’s also a great spot to purchase plants and to network with other Okanagan gardeners.
The easiest ways to get to the Parkinson Recreation Center (1800 Parkinson Way) include:
Driving: If you have access to a car, you can simply use a GPS or map to navigate to the center’s address (1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4P5)
Public Transportation: Kelowna Regional Transit provides bus service to Parkinson recreation center. You can check the schedule and plan your trip on the BC Transit website.
Walking or biking: If you live close enough to the center, you may be able to walk or bike to get there.
Taxi or ride-sharing services: You can use taxi or ride-sharing services to get to the center.
It’s always best to check the schedule and plan your trip in advance and check for any potential delays or construction.
How to bring seeds to the seed swap
Here are some general instructions on how to make packets of garden seeds and label them for trading at a seed swap:
Gather your seeds: Collect the seeds you want to trade from your own garden or purchase them from a reputable source.
Make the seed packets: Cut small pieces of paper or use pre-made seed packets. Write the name of the seed variety, the date the seeds were harvested or purchased, and any other relevant information, such as germination rate or special growing instructions.
Fill the packets: Carefully measure out a reasonable number of seeds for each packet, making sure to not overfill or underfill them. Fold the packet and seal it with tape or a staple.
Label the packets: Using a permanent marker or label maker, write the name of the seed variety and any other relevant information on the front of each packet.
Store the packets: Keep the seed packets in a cool, dry place, such as a refrigerator or a seed storage container, until you are ready to trade them.
Trade the packets: Bring your seed packets to a seed swap event and trade them with other gardeners. This way, you will be able to try out new seeds variety and save some money.
It is important to trade only seeds of varieties that are appropriate for your area and have been grown and harvested in a responsible way.