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Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015-An Update


The committee for Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015 has been working hard to bring you one of the best events to date. Its been pretty quiet over here on the blog as I tackle new projects so I apologize for my absence.


So what can we expect at Ladner Seedy Saturday? As you can see we are now partnering with the Corporation of Delta to host the event. They have been kind enough to let us use the historic Harris barn at Kirkland House on Arthur drive. It couldn't be a better venue.
Okay, many don't know this but I lived on this property as a child. I remember running through the hay fields and helping to pick potatoes by hand. Going back to this old homestead makes it surreal for me and full of memories. Yes, I am excited.


Lets get back to the event. We have Brian Minter as one of our keynote speakers. He is the guru of gardening and last year he was met with a room of eager gardeners young and old as he talked about how gardening is changing.


I have also booked a children's garden workshop. In this workshop children between the ages of 2-7 will be able to learn how to plant up a small container garden. Kids love getting into the soil so it should be lots of fun. As we get closer to event time I will send out a registration as we will need to know numbers for this workshop.


We also have Kim Greenwood doing a presentation on how to plant vegetables in containers. With many of our homes being townhouses or condos this is the perfect way to grow your own food.
I have two more key speakers I am waiting to confirm yet.
The downstairs of the Harris barn will be full of vendors selling seeds, plant material and accessories. Our popular seed swap will be back and I hope to have some interesting seeds to share.
Upstairs is where our speakers and garden workshops will be. The venue is accessible with an elevator inside for those who need one.
One more thing, if you would like to be a volunteer at Ladner Seedy Saturday please send me an email at deltagardener@dccnet.com. You know the saying, many hands means light work. We are still looking for vendors as well. If you know someone that would be a good fit, please let us know.
Happy Gardening,
Kristin

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