10th Annual Montreal Seed Fair

I hear that snowstorms have hit many of you, and that a bunch of snow is set to dump all over my region sometime late this week. What better time to get excited about seedstarting?

This weekend marks Montreal’s 10th Annual Seed Fair (aka Seedy Saturday & Sunday). It’s a two day affair featuring free workshops and presentation, and a seed exchange table. Dozens of local seed producers will be set up to sell their organic and heirloom vegetable, herbs, and flower seeds.

I’ll be there signing copies of my book and will be giving a presentation on Sunday afternoon.

I’m really excited about this event. Toronto’s Seedy Saturday is my favourite garden event, hands down. I’m curious to experience it through a different city with their own local vendors and sense of community gardening spirit. Plus, it’s held at the Montreal Botanical Gardens, which just happens to have the best greenhouse I have visited as of yet.

Saturday, Feb 13 – Sunday, Feb 14

10am to 4pm

Montreal Botanical Gardens | Jardin botanique de Montréal
Pavillon d’ accueil

4101 Sherbrooke Street East


A list of vendors and speakers can be found here.


To promote the event and my book, I will be doing several media interviews this week:

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010.
CBC Radio Noon (Montreal)

Friday, Feb 12, 2010.
The Tommy Schnurmacher Show – CJAD 800

The Kim Fraser Show – CJAD 800

CTV Montreal News (with Mutsumi Takahashi)

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010.
The Chris Robinson Travel Show – CJAD 800

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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7 thoughts on “10th Annual Montreal Seed Fair

  1. Congrats on the interviews and book signings. I hope you’ll take lots of pictures at the Montreal Botanical Gardens and share them with those of us in other parts of the world!

  2. Hey Gayla! Just heard the CBC spot – nicely done! (Despite being called ‘Gail’ repeatedly… I hate when that happens!)

    The book is amazing! I think you’re my hero!

  3. Thanks Kris! I kept hoping no one was listening. That threw me off a bit.

    Liza: Oh dear. I still haven’t posted photos from my trip to the greenhouse last summer!

  4. Salut Gayla,
    Frenchy urban farmer from Montréal here, wondering whether you will also be at the MTL Seed Fair on Saturday (cannot make it on Sunday). ‘d be great to meet you, as I would have a couple of questions regarding rooftop gardening (just started last Summer, learning from scratch, books and tips from people I meet – and my daddy too!).

  5. Ack! I cant believe I missed this! I’ve been trying to find heirloom seeds for weeks now – so close yet so far.

    Anyone know where I can get seeds in Montreal now that this is over?

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