Food Skills Workshops

The 4Ps of local food are planting, picking, preparing, and preserving. Together they include how to grow food, harvest it, make healthy meals from it, and preserve it for future use.

Based upon the 4Ps, these workshops were created by the Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador (FSN) as part of the Root Cellars Rock project. They are a resource for community groups and individuals across the province to use to foster knowledge, capacity, and engagement with healthy, traditional food skills in their communities.

Click below to download the Food Skills Workshops. Each Workshop file contains an introduction and appendices section that is common to all eight workshops.


  1. Container Gardening
  2. Composting


  1. Seed Saving
  2. Edible Wild Plants


  1. Preparing Local Vegetables
  2. Using Culinary Herbs


  1. Canning/Bottling
  2. Root Cellars

These workshops are in PDF format. Adobe Reader is required to open them.

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FSN welcomes questions and feedback about these Workshops; contact or call (709)237-4026. Please get in touch if you are planning to host a workshop using these materials to see if FSN can be of further assistance.

These workshops were created with funding support from:

Provincial Wellness Grant Program, Health Promotion and Wellness Division, Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Job Creation Partnership Program, Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador