Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Three More Sleeps Until Ladner Seedy Saturday!

Three More Sleeps until Ladner Seedy Saturday!
Its only two days away and we are ready to welcome you to Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo 2016.

Three More Sleeps Until Ladner Seedy Saturday!

Have you packed your seeds to bring to our seed swap? Try placing them in an envelope with the name of the plant, the year you bought or harvested the seed and some information about your plant. Bring your seeds to trade between 10:00am-10:30am and the swap begins as soon as all the seeds are organized. I am always thrilled to find something new to try in my vegetable garden.

Three More Sleeps Until Ladner Seedy Saturday!

We are passionate about gardening and whether its flowers or vegetables its all up to you. Let's celebrate the beginning of the new gardening season by coming together to enjoy a day of plant delights and education.

Three More Sleeps Until Ladner Seedy Saturday!

Learn from our speakers about everything from fruit trees to saving seeds. There is so much to learn and this is the best place to come if you are just getting started.
The VanDusen master gardeners will be on site to answer any garden questions.
Parking is always a premium at the Harris Barn so park your cars on the gravel parking lot at Sacred Heart church and catch the shuttle bus to the event.
Come enjoy the food trucks on site for a nice cup of coffee or lunch. Remember the event opens at 10:00am and closes at 4:00pm. There is something to do for the whole family.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo 2016 Welcomes Our Vendors

We want to introduce our vendors today. You will be able to meet our vendors at Ladner Seedy Saturday on February 20, 2016. The vendors will be located on the lower floor of the Harris Barn at 4140 Arthur drive in Ladner. The event opens from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Bartlett Tree Services-They offer a variety of services to keep your trees and shrubs in healthy condition. Call them to help diagnose any tree or shrub problem. Remember trees add value to your property.
West Coast Seeds-Offering a large source of certified organic and heirloom seeds, this company is a big supporter in our community with donations of seed to various programs.
Westham Island Herb Farm- The Ellis farm is well known for its locally grown produce, seasonal displays and events such as a 'Day at the Farm' which is held every September.
Mike & Sandy's Berry Farm-They will be bringing blueberry bushes and vegetable starts to get your garden growing.
Usana Health Sciences-Lynn has a selection of healthy living products for all to enjoy.
Y-Grip Tools- Meet Paul Carr who sells this versatile tool to make your gardening easier and less work.
South Delta Garden Club-This local garden club has been in Delta since 1952. With over 100 members it supports several community projects such as the Healing Garden at Delta Hospital.
Kurtis Photography-Kurtis is a young photographer specializing in unique photo cards. Check out his beautiful nature shots.
J & J Enterprises- Come see what new plants Jassen has to offer this year. He is passionate about growing plants and has worked in the nursery business for over 25 years.
Cottage Pantry Gourmet Edibles- Peggy Keenleyside will be selling her gourmet edibles. From jellies to chutneys, Peggy has something for every one's taste.
The Big Fruit Company-Steve has been a vendor at the North Delta Farmer's Market and is bringing his products to Ladner. He will have bags of delicious apples and apple chips.
Waterwikka Watering Device-This is a device used to save water in our gardens. After our drought last year this may be the time to try one out.
Merrie Ellen Wilcox-Author of 'What's the Buzz? Keeping Bees in Flight'. Come meet Merrie Ellen as she spreads her passion for bees.
Urban Bee Supplies- Lindsay is a local supplier of bee keeping supplies. Come hear about her new location in Ladner.
Ladner Community Garden Society-Our community garden volunteers will be on hand to show you what we are all about.
Corporation of Delta- The Delta Engineering department will be on hand to answer your recycling and sustainability questions. Sign up for some sustainable garden classes. They are free to residents of Delta.
The Kelpman- Bringing the best in organic kelp fertilizers and gardening solutions to your garden.
Tara Blown Glass- Tara is a local glass blower and will be revealing a brand new product at the show. Glass is beautiful used in the garden and one of the latest gardening trends.
Randy Shore-Author of 'Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow'. Randy Shore is well know as the Food, Science and Sustainability blogger for the Vancouver Sun. He is a former professional cook and self taught food gardener. You can listen to his podcast here. Randy will also be speaking at our event.

We also have two amazing food trucks coming. The Gypsytrunk Vegan Food will have her delicious vegan offerings for lunch from 11-3. We also have Petra's by L'Aromas coming to bring us our needed coffee and delectable goodies.
So come to Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2016. There will be something for everyone. Parking is located on location and there will be a shuttle bus running from the gravel parking lot at Sacred Heart Church for those who can't find a spot. Disabled parking is directly in front of the barn entrance and we are equipped with an elevator for those who need it.
To get to the Harris Barn, here is a link for directions to Ladner Seedy Saturday.
We hope to see you there.

Kristin Crouch
Ladner Community Garden Society
Event Organizer

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Egan Davis - Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo 2016

We are excited to announce our fourth speaker for Ladner Seedy Saturday. Egan Davis will be speaking at 1:00 pm on February 20, 2016. Egan Davis is well known in the lower mainland of BC. He is the instructor for the Horticulture Training program at UBC. Egan has a life long passion for horticulture and nature and it shows when he talks. In 2010, Egan was nominated as educator of the year by the BC Landscape and Nursery Association. He has been featured on television, radio and in the newspaper.
Egan used to manage the plant collections at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, BC. I remember going on a tour of the garden with him and he knew every inch of it and all the botanical names of the plants. He would tell us of his vision for the garden and you could see his passion by the way he loved his work.
Egan now teaches at the University of British Columbia and loves working with his students. He is an award winning gardener and is knowledgeable in everything from garden design to greenhouse management. The last talk I heard from him was on how to do cuttings in your garden. I look forward to hearing him speak at Ladner Seedy Saturday.