Brianna Van De Wijngaard with her bedding plants.

Brianna Van De Wijngaard with her bedding plants.

Seedy Saturday returns this weekend

The community is invited to kick off the gardening season in the Cariboo-Chilcotin this Saturday.

The community is invited to kick off the gardening season in the Cariboo-Chilcotin this Saturday at the seventh annual Seedy Saturday and Cariboo Growers’ Fifth Birthday Celebration.

Sponsored by the Williams Lake Food Policy Council the event takes place in the Cariboo Grower’s parking lot at the corner of Oliver Street and Third Avenue and across the street in Herb Gardner Park.

Locally grown seeds, seedlings, handmade garden implements, compost, and garden-related information will be available for sale and to swap.

“More and more vendors are registering each day, over 20 now,” says event co-ordinator Michelle Daymond.

There will be free activities for children provided by the Exploring the Puddle Daycare.

Jim Gibson will be there showcasing the very local Likely Potato and will have seed potatoes for sale and to swap.

The Beekeepers Association will be on site with a demonstration hive.

Lake City Secondary School students will also be there with their gardening items.

The Perfect Match will be providing musical entertainment at noon and people will also be able to have their photograph taken with Amadeus the Goat.

Both events will be by donation to help the Cariboo Growers purchase a new freezer.

Jay Goddard will be playing in Herb Gardner Park at 11:30 a.m.

Other musical entertainment is  expected to be confirmed later in the week. Among the food vendors will be Smashin’ Smoothies and Cody Williams with his bannock.