Gardening Events in April!

Apr 8th, 2013

Community Garden

Gardening Events in April!

5th Annual FEASt Fest - Saturday, April 13

Celebrate FEASt’s 5 years of existence by joining us for a day of workshops, discussions and activities dedicated to a very special theme: Seeds!

FEASt – with the support of The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security and Food Security Network – is putting together a vibrant FEASt Fest where you can learn everything about seeds from sowing to saving.

There will be activities for children, seed swap, information booths, and a scrumptious seed-related lunch.

Admission is free, but donations are very gladly accepted (suggested donation: $5 – $10).

Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Time: 11AM – 3 PM

Location: Foran Room, St. John’s City Hall (10 New Gower Street)*

Murray's Garden Centre - 'Meet the Experts Day' - Sunday, April 14

Visit Murray’s Garden Centre for their first ever 'Meet the Experts Day!' Murray's will have a wide range of Gardening Experts onsite to answer your questions on  landscape design, arboriculture, food security, organic farming, and viniculture.

Date: Sunday, April 14

Time: 1 - 3 pm

Location: 1525 Portugal Cove Road, Portugal Cove,

Start this gardening season off well-informed!
For full details visit the Murray’s Garden Centre website:


Creating the Year Round Garden: A Workshop for Green Thumbs and Greenhorns - Sunday, April 20

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.

Led by home gardener Dan Rubin of Perfectly Perennial Herbs and Seeds, this workshop will demonstrate raised bed construction and show you basic steps to create your own four-season garden. Learn about seed selection, soil enrichment, intensive planting and using raised beds and protective structures to extend your growing season.

Time: Saturday April 20th from 9:30am- 4pm (Sunday April 21st will be added as a second date if the first fills up)

Workshop Fee: $45,  including lunch

Location: Points East Bed & Breakfast in Pouch Cove

The workshop includes hands-on activities, group discussion and garden tour. Pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop or for more information call (709)335-2340 or email

P.S. If you’re unable to attend but would like to learn more about four-season gardening, check out this recorded teleconference on Community Garden Season Extension or the book Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman.


Community Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000