The Montreal Seedy Weekend is back at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium!

Espace pour la vie and Cultiver Montréal are pleased to announce the return of the Montreal Seedy Weekend. Organized by Cultiver Montréal and presented by Espace pour la vie, the 2023 edition will be held under the theme of Solidarity Seeds and will invite the public to discover the connections between seed growers, market gardeners, citizens and seed biodiversity. The rich and friendly program will highlight the ties of solidarity that are forged between the actors of life, through panels and workshops. On February 4 and 5, at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, citizens will also be able to purchase local and ecological seeds from some twenty Quebec seed companies. The seed companies’ online stores are also accessible at

Panels and workshops are offered in French only. Seating is limited and online reservations required. All Seedy Weekend activities are free of charge.

Saturday, February 4, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, February 5, 10 am to 4 pm

The origins of the Seedy Weekend
This event grew out of the community-based urban agriculture movement in Montreal. Founded in 2001 by the organizations Action communiterre and the Dépôt centre communautaire d’alimentatio, then carried by the solidarity organization Alternatives in 2017, the relay is now in the hands of Cultiver Montréal, the network of Montreal farmers.


© Montréal Botanical Garden (Yvon Langlois)

Cultiver Montréal is a proactive and united network working for the development of a sustainable and nurturing city. Our main mission is to support, support and contribute to the development of all forms of agriculture in the Greater Montreal, in consultation with its members, to make Montreal a sustainable, resilient and nourishing city.

Espace pour la vie is made up of five major attractions: the Biodôme, the Biosphère, the Insectarium, the Jardin botanique and the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. These prestigious municipal institutions form Canada’s largest natural science museum complex. Together, they are launching a daring and creative urban movement, encouraging all of us to rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new way of living.