How to do a Seed Germination Test

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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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Upcoming Events- April

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Explore sustainable development in NL, get excited about opening your garden and learn some new cooking skills all in April. There are a lot of events on the go! [...]

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FEASt’s Open Garden Day – Sign Up!

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Check out this awesome event happening next month! I’m signing up my garden, so come on down and visit on the 20th! Email local.feast@gmail.com to sign up your own garden or just sign up for the FEASt newsletter (in order to get the map to the ‘open garden day’)

-Rick

FEASt (Food Education Action St. John’s) is planning an ‘Open Garden Day’ on Sun. Sept 20th, 1 – 5pm, to be followed by a Local Food Potluck Picnic (& Autumn Equinox Celebration) at Bannerman Park, 5pm – 8pm.

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Local Food Moving

Keynote Blogger: Emily Doyle, FEASt (Food Education Action St. John’s)

Growing on the Rock!

Three years ago I became involved in the local movement towards food security. I have worked on industrial pig and chicken farms and have learned a great deal about the industrial agriculture system, now referred to as conventional agriculture. In Newfoundland, I dream of days living off the coast, farm animals in the back, bulk buying and local governance and community. In a way, that is what is being proposed by the local food movement [...]

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