Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Seedy Saturday

Saturday, March 3, 2012 we were delighted to spend few hours in the beautiful Terra Nova Rural Park - Richmond.


Terra Nova Rural Park - Richmond, Seedy Saturday event


The "Red Barn", aka the main building from the Terra Nova Farm Centre,  hosted the 2012 edition of the Seedy Saturday, an interesting spring event sponsored by Vancouver Costal Health, The City of Richmond and Vancity.

Red Barn, Terra Nova Rural Park - Richmond, Seedy Saturday event


 

People bought seeds, gardening supplies, "grow your own mushrooms" kits, honey,  fruit trees (heritage apples and crabapples), and small seedlings of Currant, Grape,  LingonBerry, Huckleberry, Bluebbery and Cranberry.



















We've chosen seeds of Havanah Tobacco, renewed for its usage as "aphid killer", Quinoa and Salsify (named also Vegetable Oyster).
 salsify plant

Seeds Booth, Terra Nova Rural Park - Richmond, Seedy Saturday event
Stand at Terra Nova Rural Park - Richmond, Seedy Saturday event
Booth at Terra Nova Rural Park - Richmond, Seedy Saturday event

 










Also we had fun learning in an interactive workshop about urban permaculture. The kids were really excited to learn about how to make "seed bombs" - they couldn't wait to try out. 

Apples display at Terra Nova Rural Park - Richmond, Seedy Saturday event


After finished our tour around all the "Seedy" stands , we've let the crowd behind and spent a pleasant time wondering throughout Terra Nova Rural Park pathways which backing the Terra Nova Farm Centre.

Terra Nova Rural Park - Richmond, overview map
Overview map of Terra Nova Rural Park area




We've read long ago about the 2009 award achieved by The City of Richmond for Terra Nova Rural Park, an amazing 63-acre rural park protecting wildlife residing in the area, featuring boardwalks and a community garden, so, we just took this opportunity to visit it and to enjoy the signs of spring awaiting to be discovered.

 flower buds, amazing spring signs

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