Seed Exchanges, Workshops and Talks

You’ll find me at seed exchanges in the spring and giving talks and workshops throughout the year. If you’d like me to speak at your event or lead a seed saving workshop, get in touch!

urbantomato is  also at farmers’ markets and some great local  shops 

Upcoming for Winter & Spring 2018

Seed Exchanges:

Toronto Botanical Garden Seedy Saturday 
February 17th 10-4pm
777 Lawrence Ave E.
Workshop: Starting Seeds Indoors & Planning for Seed Saving

Cannington Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 24, 2018  10 to 3
Royal Canadian Legion, 72 Peace St
Cannington, ON

Ottawa Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 3rd 2018          10 to 3
Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Beach, 102 Greenview ave.
Ottawa, ON

Sault Ste Marie Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 3rd, 2018          10 to 3
Sault College-Essar Hall – M Wing
Sault Ste Marie, ON

Desbarats Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 10th
More details TBA

Peterborough Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 11th  12-5pm
Emmanuel East Church 534 George St. N

Cobourg Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 17th  10-12
Villa St. Joseph Retreat & Ecology Centre 445 Monk St.
Cobourg, ON
Workshop: Seed Starting 101

Evergreen Brickworks Seedy Sunday
March 18th 10-4pm
Evergreen Brickworks


Talks & Workshops

Peterborough Garden Show
Saturday April 14th – 12pm
Urban Gardening & Seed Saving


Past Hands-On Seed Saving Workshops & Talks


Seed Saving in a Community Garden
Saturday September 10th – 5pm
Seeds of Change Community Garden
George St. United Church – 534 George St. N 

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Seed Saving How To Workshop
Thursday September 22nd 4pm
Trent University Community Garden

Best Practice for Harvesting & Cleaning Seed
Monday Sept. 26th 9am-12pm
9788 County Rd 10, Campbellcroft

Saving seeds as a community!
September 8th, 7:30p.m.
Lakefield Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting 
Marshlands Centre Lakefield 

Growing a Seed Saving Community
Saturday September 19th 10:30-11:30am
Duoro Dummer Public Library 

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Monday September 21st 5:30-7:30 
Trent University Vegetable Gardens 

Join us in learning how to sow the seeds of community empowered food systems on campus and beyond. Jill is a skilled grower, avid seed saver and educator. As part of Dis Orientation week she will be leading us in a seed saving workshop where we will learn about the basics of seed saving, why it is important and how to get started; hear about inspiring community seed projects such as Seedy Sunday, the Peterborough seed library and the urban seed saving garden; and find out what the Trent Vegetable Gardens, Trent Community garden and the Seasoned Spoon Café are doing right here on campus to build food self-sufficiency and the various ways you can get involved. There will be an opportunity to explore the rooftop garden during this workshop as well as TVG saved seeds available to take home with you.

ReFrame Film Festival Food Justice Panel

Sunday January 25th 11:00am
The Bourbon Barrel Saloon – 140 King St. Peterborough
The panelists Jill Bishop, Ryan DeCaire, Carolyn Doris, and Wayne Roberts, with moderator Joëlle Favreau, will explore issues around the ever-growing food movement and the role that artists and the arts play in shaping it.

Preserving Biodiversity & Saving Your Own Seeds
Wednesday February 18th 6:30-8:30pm
Transition Town: Centreville Presbyterian Church 574 County Rd. 28

Seed Savers Panel
Thursday February 19th
Fleming College. Frost Campus. Speaking to Sustainable Agriculture about basic seed saving tips and techniques.

Omemee Horticultural Society Luncheon
Saturday February 21st
Trinity United Church Omemee
As Guest Speaker, I’ll be leading a hands-on step-by-step Seed Starting Workshop.

Starting a Community Seed Library
Tuesday September 8th  7pm
Lakefield Horticultural Society Meeting