Recently I was invited to a ‘Seedy Saturday’ event in small town Ontario. For those of you who haven’t participated in one of these, it’s basically a spot to buy and swap seeds for your gardens. Now, you are probably picturing the same type of gathering as I did: in a church or library full of the blue-haired crowd.
Well, we both got it wrong. (Very, very wrong!) Seedy Saturday was packed with twice as many people under the age of 30 as over. Not only were the customers young … so were a lot of the vendors.
In this space over a local bookstore was the next generation of gardeners pushing strollers with their lattes and talking about the pole beans and tomatoes that they are going to try this year.
I’ve been watching outdoor trends for the last 15 years, and this is exactly what I was hoping would happen. They say everything has a cycle, and I believe that the yard is no exception.