Chances are a Seedy Saturday event is planned in your community. Judy Newman of Seeds of Diversity, explains that "these non-profit, public events are organized by individuals and community groups that see a need for gardeners, seed companies, nurseries, gardening organizations, historic sites, and community groups to have a low-cost local venue where they can learn from one another, exchange ideas and seeds, and purchase seeds and plants in a comfortable, social setting." View the list of Seedy Saturday events for 2018.
Not everyone has access to a formal seed exchange. That makes online sources for seed very important to many gardeners. Seeds of Diversity has a marvelous annotated list of Canadian seed houses that you will want to peruse. Many of these seed providers offer heritage seeds.
If you are new to seed starting or if you've not been successful in the past, the all-Canadian garden magazine, Garden Making offers some practical help. Register online to download two free Garden Know How resources: Starting Seeds Indoors and Starting Seeds Outdoors. Both publications offer basic information and useful tips for seeding success.
Over the years, I've been impressed with the calibre of information for both expert and beginning gardeners offered in Garden Making. The editors readily share information at no charge through these Garden Know How publications, a regular e-newsletter, and a garden blog. It's not easy to sustain a magazine these days and this one is worth supporting, in my view. Garden Making is guided by editor-in-chief Beckie Fox, one of my garden heroes.