Spring is just days away! Why not start it off on the right foot with a trip to the Benson Centre this Saturday for Transition into Spring, hosted by Transition Cornwall+.
Formerly known as Cornwall Seedy Saturday, this event features fan favorites including seed swap tables, children’s activities, ask a gardener tables, free gardening workshops… and a little bit extra. In total, visitors can expect 45 tables set up for the event: 25 vendors/exhibitors and 20 tables of activities/swap/etc.
“We have run the Seedy Saturday event for eight years. With the pandemic a lot of different things changed. When we brought back the event, we had a lot of interest and excitement from a diverse group of partners within our community,” explained Transition Cornwall+ member, Kat Rendek, “We thought, if there was a time to expand and broaden our partnership and everything that we’re offering, this would definitely be the year to do it. It is going beyond gardening and seeds specifically and a little bit more into general lifestyle, sustainability, and education around things that might be part of someone’s springtime activities.”
When Cornwall Seedy Saturday started eight years ago it was a small event held at the Agape Centre. For the last four years it has been held at the Benson Centre as the March Break event grew in popularity and more space was needed.
Admission to the event is free. Families and individuals are encouraged to come and stay for the day to experience workshops, check out the new swap tables (books, arts and crafts, kitchen, gardening tools), interact with exhibitors, visit ask the expert stations, and more.
“We would like to thank our continued sponsors, the City of Cornwall’s Environmental Services Department and the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall. The Cornwall Kinsmen Farmers Market does the children’s seed market. They’ve sponsored that from the beginning and it’s a really exciting partnership. We’re really happy to have those two partners with us,” said Rendek.
The event starts at 10:30am on Saturday, March 18th and ends at 2:00pm. For more information, including a list of confirmed vendors and exhibitors, visit https://transitioncornwall.com/seedysaturday/.