Calling all botanists and green thumbs: Saturday February 11 and Sunday February 12 mark Montreal’s 12th annual Seedy Weekend at the Botanical Gardens (4101 Sherbrooke East). The time is nigh to gather your ceramic pots and fresh soil and begin planting for your spring garden!

Hosted by Montreal’s Action Communiterre, this seed sale is a great opportunity to bring your own home-grown vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seeds along for swapping, or stop by to pick up some new varieties from the great team of local vendors.

The weekend will also include fantastic plant and garden-related presentations and lectures by Montreal-based specialists and organizations. Topics include green roofs (a new and very popular concept in Montreal, of late), urban agriculture, beekeeping, greenhouses, soil mineralization and more! Check out the presentation schedule here.

The event runs from 10am to 4:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday, and admission is free!

~ Tyler Yank