North York Harvest Food Bank

February 12, 2011 10:00 ET

Spring Arrives Early: Seedy Sunday Happens at Hart House on Sunday, February 13th

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2011) - Spring is here – for those who like to plant ahead.

On February 13th, join thousands of people during Seedy Sunday to learn about eco-gardens, participate in children's events, and exchange, trade and buy seeds of all kinds – with a focus on organic, heirloom and heritage seeds.

For gardeners, foodies and green-minded folk, the annual event heralds the transition from winter hibernation to spring planting.

The Toronto Community Garden Network (TCGN) hosts the event -- with Toronto's foremost food and gardening organizations, delicious snack stands, and free Talk Series on garden-related issues.

Last year's event attracted 2,500 people and more than 50 vendors.

Originally started as a seed exchange, Seeds of Diversity Canada founded Seedy Saturdays and Seedy Sundays in the early nineties. The event has since spread across the country in dozens of communities.

This year, Seedy Sunday is brought to you by TCGN, Seeds of Diversity, the City of Toronto, Evergreen, FoodShare, Green Thumbs, Growing Kids, Greenest City, Greening Sacred Spaces, Hart House, LiveGreen Toronto, North York Harvest Food Bank, Scadding Court Community Centre, The Stop, and Toronto Green Community.

There are other Seedy happenings this season, in Scarborough on Saturday, March 12th, and North York on Sunday, March 27th.

The next photo opportunity is on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. For more information please see www.tcgn.ca.

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