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Come celebrate the launch of the Barrie Seed Library! Learn about creative landscaping, urban gardening, sustainability, pollinators and more through speaker sessions, interactive activities and a vendor expo. View the Seedy Saturday Flyer for full details.

Family Activities

Hooray for Honey with Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Downtown: 10-10:45am
Discover the importance of pollinators, the life cycle of bees and enjoy interactive stations including a beekeeping demo.

Bee City Canada with City of Barrie
Downtown: 10:45-11am
Barrie has been designated as a Bee City. Learn how you can take action to protect pollinators in your yard and beyond.

Positivity Rocks
Downtown: 11am-12pm
Get in the spring mood with Barrie Rocks to paint positive messages on rocks, then place them throughout Barrie's gardens for others to find.

Communities in Bloom
Downtown & Painswick: 11am-12pm
Join Communities in Bloom to draw, colour and create your very own flower garden.

DIY Flower Pot
Painswick: 2:30-3:15pm
Decorate a unique flower pot and plant a seed to start your garden!

Speaker Sessions

Hidden Habitat: Laura Thomas, Owner
Downtown - 12:00 - 12:20pm
Learn how to design an outdoor oasis for your family - and the wildlife that call your yard home - creating a space that is beautiful and unique.

Barrie Native Friendship Centre: Chef Johl Whiteduck Ringuette
Downtown - 12:30 - 1:30pm
Numerous plant species are used in various ways in the traditional diets of Indigenous peoples. Discover the history and benefits of the land.

Urban Pantry: Kim Keckes
Downtown - 1:45 - 2:00pm
Urban Pantry is a collaboration of like-minded individuals and groups working together on food-growing and food skills initiatives.

BRAVE Social Cinema
Downtown - 2:00 - 3:00pm
Feature films with an emphasis on social and ecological justice and documentaries that enlighten, challenge, educate and entertain. Film TBA.

Hidden Habitat: Laura Thomas, Owner
Painswick - 2:30 - 3:15pm
Learn how to design an outdoor oasis for your family - and the wildlife that call your yard home - creating a space that is beautiful and unique.

EXPO Vendors

  • Barrie Garden Club: Discover this local club and learn how to get involved in local gardening initiatives, explore techniques in forcing tulip bulbs for early indoor color to enjoy.
  • Bee City - City of Barrie Park’s Department: As the 30th Bee City in Canada, Barrie has committed to protect and create pollinator habitats, educate the community, and celebrate our pollinators.
  • Cathy’s Crawly Composters: Learn all about vermicomposting (indoor composting with worms) with Cathy’s Crawly Composters.
  • Edible Wild Food: Learn about edible wild food, including weeds, mushrooms, trees and shrubs, flowers, wild food recipes, and information about herbal remedies.
  • Environmental Action Barrie - Living Green: Guiding citizens, businesses, and local leaders towards actions that foster sustainability and resilience in our community.
  • Enviro World Rain Barrels: Repurposing rainwater to keep your garden beautiful while saving water and money.
  • Hidden Habitat: Creates beautiful and ecologically healthy landscapes with a unique focus on design for the thoughtful integration of people, place and biodiversity.
  • Ontario Invasive Plant Council: Providing leadership, expertise, and a forum to engage and empower Ontarians to take action on invasive plant issues.
  • Simcoe County Master Gardeners: Connect with certified horticultural experts who can provide sustainable gardening tips, explore a seed starting demo and get ready for the planting season ahead.
  • Urban PantryA group of individuals and organizations working together to deliver urban agriculture, community gardens, and food skills workshops in Barrie.
  • Wild Birds Unlimited: Specializes in bringing people and nature together through the hobby of backyard bird feeding, nature products and local expert advice.



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