Natasha Mattson visits Amadeus the goat of Road’s End Vegetable Company during Seedy Saturday in Williams Lake at the community Memory Garden on Carson Drive.

Natasha Mattson visits Amadeus the goat of Road’s End Vegetable Company during Seedy Saturday in Williams Lake at the community Memory Garden on Carson Drive.

Seedy Saturday sprouts community involvement

Seedy Saturday was blessed with sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Seedy Saturday was blessed with sunshine and warmer temperatures.

After all, four inches of snow fell on May 3.

As a result of the weather and the anticipated event, people came out in droves.

Hosted by the Williams Lake Food Policy Council each year, this year was the first time it was hosted at its community memory garden on Carson Drive.

The event featured seeds, plants, yummy chai tea and locally produced smokies for sale, and free gardening and community information in abundance.

Members of the Williams Lake Gardening Club were also on hand giving demos.

Chilcotin Road elementary school students helped local singer/songwriter LeRae Haynes share her song Amadeus the Goat, while many people, young and old, got to meet Amadeus in person along with his owner, vegetable farmer Terri Smith.

High school students sold gardening supplies they’d created in their Science and Technology class.

The city’s bylaw department shared information on its proposed good neighbour bylaw, encouraging the public to attend an open house on the bylaw on Thursday, May 15, while Tammy Keetch promoted Bike to Work Week, taking place in Williams Lake May 26 to June 1.

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