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Espace pour la vie Presents Seedy Weekend, Organized by Alternatives, at the Jardin botanique de Montréal

Montréal, January 29, 2018 - 

From February 9 to 11, 2018, Espace pour la vie is presenting Seedy Weekend at the Jardin botanique de Montréal. Organized by Alternatives, this major urban agricultural event in Montréal will launch the gardening season in style.  

This annual event brings together professional and home gardeners, who come to chat, swap seeds, pick up new ones, buy gardening material and attend free lectures and educational workshops. 

Of course, the event is open to everyone interested in meeting organic seed producers and discovering our rich and diverse plant heritage. 

Festivities will start at noon on Friday, February 9 and continue all weekend long.

WhenFriday, February 9, noon to 5 p.m. 
Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday, February 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where Reception Centre at the Jardin botanique de Montréal
Located at 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est
Pay parking
Pie IX metro station
What’s on
  • Local vendors of organic seeds, reference books, organic fertilizers and gardening tools and accessories
  • Free lectures and workshops on urban agriculture
  • Seed swaps
    • Saturday and Sunday, at 3 p.m.
    • Hosted by Lyne Bellemare, co-ordinator of the French-language branch of Seeds of Diversity / Semences du patrimoine Canada

For more information on the event and participants:
Facebook event

Other partners:
Les Jardins de l’Écoumène, Earth Alive, Champignons Maison, Semences du Portage, Les Amis du Jardin botanique
Alternatives is a solidarity organization that works to achieve justice and fairness in Quebec, the rest of Canada and around the world. Since 2003, Alternatives’ Feeding Citizenship project has been exploring new ways of interacting with the built and urban environment and the food cycle in order to green our cities and make our communities healthier. The Feeding Citizenship project encourages citizen participation in the creation of new green, edible and community spaces. 

Montréal Space for Life is made up of four attractions on the same site: the Biodôme, Insectarium, Jardin botanique and Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. These four prestigious municipal institutions form Canada's largest natural science museum complex. Together, they are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new way of living.

@EspacePourLaVie  @AlternativesMTL #SeedyWeekend

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Contact our team

Nadine Fortin
Communications Co-ordinator Montréal Space for Life
514 868-3053
Maëva Costedoat
Project manager, urban agriculture events, Alternatives, Feeding Citizenship
514 982-6606 #2227

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