Seedy Saturday comes to Cobble Hill Hall on March 8

Gardeners have been getting itchy fingers for weeks waiting for Seedy Saturday: the official kickoff to the gardening season. The 14th annual Cobble Hill Seedy Saturday on March 8 at the Cobble Hill Hall invites everyone to celebrate a 100 Mile Spring with everything a gardener could need or want.

It all starts at 10 a.m., with more than 30 vendors offering a full range of organic and heritage seeds, plant starts, flower and fruit shrubs and bulbs.

There will be mason bees to fertilize them, plus native grasses and ferns, edible sprout seeds and even organic salves and mineral soaks for sore gardeners.

Seedy Saturday is also about knowledge. The most obscure and plant questions can always be answered by a group of knowledgeable master gardeners, while the permaculture people have all kinds of ideas about how you can make your garden more sustainable and interesting. Children’s activities will keep the youngsters busy while their parents peruse the offerings.

The event runs until 3 p.m., complete with lunches and snacks. If it’s your first time, the hall is located at 3550 Watson Ave. in the heart of Cobble Hill Village. Admission is free, and so is parking and the venue is wheelchair accessible so bring those gardening senior friends.

For more information, call 250-743-7305 or 250-743-8036.