The Potato House Society will have its recycling unit set up in the Cariboo Growers parking lot on Seedy Saturday, this Saturday, May 6. Free community composting is also available at the Potato House. Photo submitted

The Potato House Society will have its recycling unit set up in the Cariboo Growers parking lot on Seedy Saturday, this Saturday, May 6. Free community composting is also available at the Potato House. Photo submitted

Busy weekend for walkers and gardeners in Williams Lake

There will be lots for walkers and gardeners to enjoy this weekend in Williams Lake

Spring is a great time to get a jump on gardening and taking walks. This weekend offers lots of opportunity for both activities in the lakecity.

• The Williams Lake Field Naturalists will hold their annual Spring Yard and Garden Sale at Scout Island Nature Centre Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to outstanding tomato plants with many unique varieties and other house and garden plants, the items for sale include bird houses and a great selection of home, sport, outdoor and garden items.

• The St. Andrew’s Church congregation invites the public to join them in a unique walk for peace Saturday, May 6 on World Labyrinth Day.

The walk will start at 1 p.m. and take place on the large Chartres labyrinth painted on the parking lot behind the church.

Unlike a maze, people can’t get lost on a labyrinth. There is only one path in and one path out, notes Mary Trott who initiated the labyrinth’s creation with Maureen Margetts. For centuries walking labyrinths has been a tool used in meditation and contemplation.

• St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Carson Drive is holding a Giant Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The sale includes bedding plants: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, herbs, select flowers, perennials and house plants.

• The ninth annual Seedy Saturday event takes place at Herb Gardner Park Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bedding plants, manure and other garden products will be available along with entertainment.

Across the street in the Cariboo Grower’s parking lot the Potato House Society will have its recycling unit set up.

Registration is free for vendors looking to sell or swap seeds, seedlings, plant cuttings, or anything garden related such as tools, soil, manure and compost.

To register as a vendor or volunteer contact the Food Policy Council at foodpolicycouncil@hotmail.com or at www.facebook.com/WLFPC.

• The annual Hike for Hospice Fundraiser and Family Fun Day takes place Sunday, May 7 at Scout Island Nature Centre from noon to 4 p.m.

There will be programs for children ages four to 13 and Cat in the Hat will be there to entertain.

Participants who complete all of the activities will receive a voucher for one free Summer Nature Fun Program at the centre this summer. Interpretive stations will be set up along the trails and nature centre summer staff will be providing activities.

The Nature House will be open to explore. Cody’s Bannock and Franny’s Flippin Burgers will be on site from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for lunch or dinner.