Marnie Graye, left, and Gloria Paul, right, looing at some of the plants at last year’s Seedy Saturday at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. This year, the 16th annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday takes places Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — NEWS file photo

Seedy Saturday returns to Qualicum Beach

This year’s theme is ‘is “Sow, Grow and Enjoy!’

The popular pre-spring garden event Seedy Saturday is returning to Qualicum Beach in February.

The annual Seedy Saturday, which was also included as a local highlight in Expedia Canada’s list of top places to visit in 2018, takes place Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre (747 Jones St.).

RELATED: Qualicum Beach makes list of top places to visit in 2018

The 16th annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

The theme this year is “Sow, Grow and Enjoy!” and will include a seed swap in the Lions’ Room, master gardeners, door prizes and raffles. There will be more than 70 vendors.

There will also be speakers at the event. Donna Balzer will be giving a talk on “Three tips to sow and grow a better food garden,” and Kathy Claxton will be speaking on the topic “Keep calm: Plant on… Make gardening fit you.”

Seedy Saturday, according to its website, is an opportunity to gain knowledge about gardening in central Vancouver Island and allows people to access heritage seeds, plants and garden-related supplies and tools.

For more info on the event, visit www.qbseedysaturday.ca.

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