The Turk’s Gut Heritage House is a lovely spot that locals, people from across the province and tourists from away stop at to enjoy excellent company, delicious home cooked meals prepared with local vegetables, and social activities. The Heritage House will be container gardening this summer with seniors and plans to soon create a community garden that will be open to seniors, children and the general public. Community meals and fun social events happen regularly at the Heritage House. [...]
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The Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador (FSN) is thrilled to launch a new collection of short films called All Around the Table, which highlight traditional food skills and knowledge of seniors in Eastern Newfoundland. The films will be available for free viewing online beginning today, Wednesday May 1st, 2013, on the Root Cellars Rock blog. Film screenings are planned for throughout the spring to take place in multiple communities on the Avalon Peninsula. [...]
Continue reading Food Security Network Launches Collection of Food Traditions Videos Showcasing Interviews with Local Seniors
For the past year FSN and partners have been putting together a new series of short films. Twelve amazing seniors from the Avalon Peninsula were interviewed to share their food stories, tips and traditions on camera. We are very excited to launch the new films in Carbonear on May 3rd! Full event details are below, please join us! More screening events will take place this spring and the videos will be launched for free viewing online on this blog and the RCR YouTube channel starting May 1st- we’ll update you as things happen. Please spread the word! [...]
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This year’s FEASt Fest was a huge success! Over 100 people coming to learn all about seeds, from starting plants from seed, to cooking with seeds and sprouts, to how to stretch your seed dollar. Below are the three talks that were presented at Saturday’s event. [...]
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Doing a germination test is a great idea before planting seeds that you’re not sure are still viable (able to grow). That may be the case because the seeds are old, or have been exposed to water, light, heat, insects or other conditions that aren’t ideal. Germination tests give you a good idea of how resilient your seeds are, so that you can make a plan for how many of them to plant or whether it is worth planting them at all. [...]
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Events happening across the province in April & May- things are starting to bloom! Lots of great ways to kick off the growing season! [...]
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This one-day workshop will help you create a year-round garden so you can raise and harvest food all year round, by planting seasonally in raised beds with protective structures like cloches, cold frames, tunnels, row cover and greenhouses. By planting different crops in succession and protecting your plants with simple structures, you can harvest food all through the year, even in the winter. [...]
Continue reading Creating the Year-Round Garden: workshop opportunity in Pouch Cove
FSN is hosting a free networking teleconference for current or potential organizers of school gardens in the province. All those interested in starting a school gardening project or those currently involved in one are welcome to attend. [...]
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The Baby-Friendly Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce the introduction of the Newfoundland and Labrador Breastfeeds educational and promotional video series. The videos may be used in prenatal education and support programs, physician offices and waiting areas, and secondary school programs throughout the province. [...]
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Nutrition Month 2013
March is Nutrition Month! Healthy eating begins at the grocery store, as this is where we purchase most of our food. Yet this is also where we are bombarded with thousands of choices. This year’s Nutrition Month Campaign – Best Food Forward: Plan Shop Cook Enjoy! – is dedicated to serving up practical advice on navigating the grocery store from Registered Dietitians, the food and nutrition experts.
Nutrition Month is an annual campaign of the Dietitians of Canada.
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