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Celebrate the spring season with the Seedy Saturday and Garden Show


​BRAMPTON, ON (February 18, 2020) – Spring is just around the corner and so is the City of Brampton’s 8th annual Seedy Saturday and Garden Show!
 
This year's Seedy Saturday and Garden Show takes place on Saturday, February 29, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Century Gardens Recreation Centre Auditorium. Whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned pro, all are welcome at this family-friendly event.
 
With more than 30 exhibitors, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the experts, get gardening information, share, swap and buy seeds, join gardening communities, explore the Kids’ Zone, and enjoy the Seedy Café. 
 
Gardening experts will also host four seminars throughout the day:

• 10:30 am to 11:15 am, Nancy Lotecki-Neely, Zero Waste Caledon, “Why Waste Matters”
• 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, Emma Biggs, horticultural writer and broadcaster, “Gardening with Emma”
• 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm, Brian Millward, Stewardship Coordinator, Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF), “Trees, Bees & Other Things”
• 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm, Steven Biggs, horticultural writer and broadcaster, “Edibles in Urban Landscapes”

Admission is free and the first 100 visitors will receive a free plant.
 
This event is hosted in partnership with the Brampton Horticultural Society and supported by Seeds of Diversity, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to the conservation of agricultural and horticultural biodiversity, with presenting sponsor Revera Inc.
 
For details, visit www.brampton.ca/parks.  

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“Brampton is a Green City and environmental events such as the Seedy Saturday and Garden Show are key to raising awareness on the importance of our biodiversity. From industry experts sharing tips to the Kids’ Zone where children can learn about food sustainability, this event promises to be an exciting and educational one for all ages!”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Last year, the Seedy Saturday and Garden Show attracted more than 1,100 attendees. I encourage everyone, especially if you desire a green thumb, to attend and learn more about spring planting and how you can help keep Brampton green.”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor and Chair, Public Works and Engineering, City of Brampton

"The Brampton Horticultural Society is excited to once again partner with the City of Brampton to celebrate the 8th annual Seedy Saturday and Garden Show. This event is all about gardening, environmental sustainability and conservation, while bringing together the community to learn about the importance of nurturing the space they live in.”
- Carole Spraggett, President, Brampton Horticultural Society
 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca