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HFNL to host Agricultural Heritage Festival



For the past 3 years the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador has supported a local folklife festival in the province. The goal of the festival is to celebrate these otherwise unspoken traditions that may be taken for granted. This year’s theme has an agricultural focus. When we surveyed a couple of community groups in the greater St. John’s area, there was a large concern about the loss of agricultural knowledge and practices.

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Seeds to Supper Workshop: Food Folklore and Tourism : Please Note that this workshop is now full and can no longer take any more participants.


Events

This year we are coordinating events with a number of the groups in the Northeast Avalon area to promote the historical background of agriculture, and the contemporary movements that are active in the area. We wish to highlight the agri-culture that comes from the past but remains contemporary.

 

 

Name: The St. John’s Farmer’s Market
Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Time: 9am-2pm
Location: Lion’s Club Chalet, Bonaventure Ave., St. John’s
Description of Event: A wide variety of vendors will participate at this years market, including farmers with early produce, international foods, arts and crafts, fresh coffee, photography, waffles, sweet snacks, kids events, buskers, and special events!

 

 

Name: FEAST Workshop – Making Food Fun
Date:Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Location: St John’s Farmer’s Market- Lion’s Club Chalet, Bonaventure Ave., St. John’s
Description: This summer Food Education and Action St. John’s will be hosting a series of workshops at the St. John’s Farmer’s Market.

 

Name of Event: 53rd Annual Farm Field Day
Date:Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Start Time:10 am
End Time: 5pm
Cost: Free
Location: 308 Brookfield Road St. Johns.
Website:
Contact Name: Lesley Cowan
Contact Email: lesley.cowan@agr.gc.ca
Description of event: The Annual Farm field day at the Atlantic Cool Climate Crop Research Centre will feature research displays,free tractors tours. Check out the Agricultural History Society’s display on the Root Cellars of Newfoundland and Labrador project!


Name of Event: Edible Wild Plants: A powerpoint presentation
Date:Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Start Time: 2pm
End Time:3pm
Cost: Free
Location: MUN Botanical Garden Mount Scio Road.
Website: www.mun.ca/botgarden
Contact Name: Anne Madden
Contact Email: bgprograms@mun.ca
Description of event:
Dandelion stew? Dogberry jelly? Todd Boland, the Botanical Garden’s Research Horticulturist will point out many culinary treasures hidden in our forest, fields and roadsides. Find out about the many uses of cattails and why the best way to get rid of some weeds is to eat them. This program will take place indoors. Pre-registration is not required.



Name of Event: Seeds to Supper Sunday Family Programs
Date:Sunday, August 14th, 2011
Start Time: 2pm
End Time:4pm
Cost: Free to Mun Students and Friends of the Garden. General Admission fees apply.
Location: Mun Botanical Gardens Mount Scio Road.
Website: www.mun.ca/botgarden
Contact Name: Anne Madden
Contact Email: bgprograms@mun.ca
Description of event:
Join Botanical Garden education staff for our special Seeds to Supper Family Programs. Make flowerpots from recycled materials, visit our vegetable garden, see how worms eat our garbage and make our soil, plant some edible seeds and feed the ducks. Pre-registration is not required.



Name of Event: Edible Plant Hikes
Date:Sunday, August 14th, 2011
Start Time: 10am
End Time:11:30am
Cost: Free to Mun Students and Friends of the Garden. General Admission fees apply.
Location: Mun Botanical Gardens Mount Scio Road.
Website: www.mun.ca/botgarden
Contact Name: Anne Madden
Contact Email: bgprograms@mun.ca
Description of event:
Eating plants from the wild has been a long held tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador. Join Diane Pelley, Visitor Services Supervisor, for an edible plant hike that will go over the common and the not-so-common edible plants of our boreal forest, fen and barrens. Pre-registration is not required.

Name of Event: Food, Folklore, & Tourism (NOW FULL)
Date:Monday, August 15th, 2011
Start Time:1am
End Time: 4:30pm
Cost: Free, Registration Required
Location: Cupids Legacy Centre, Cupids, NL
Website: N/A
Contact Name: Mel
Contact Email: ichprograms@gmail.com
Description of event: This event will feature an open panel discussion session about culinary tourism in NL, including special guests Marilyn Coles-Hayley from the Bonavista Institute for Cultural Tourism and Ella Heneghan the Cultural Tourism Development Officer for the Dept. of Tourism Culture and Recreation. The second half of this session will be a working group session on the topic of challenges faced by tourism operators when developing culinary tourism products.

Name of Event: An Eventing with Century Farmers: The Rubys and Lesters
Date:Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Lester’s Catering, Pearltown Rd., St. John’s

Event Description: Join host Kevin Aucoin with Century Farm families Leonard and Lena Ruby, and Jim and Michelle Lester, for a discussion on farms and farm life, past, present and future.



Name of Event: Eastern Edge Gallery Art Marathon: Art Garden
Date:Wednesday, August 17th & Thursday, 18th, 2011
Start Time:11am
End Time: 1pm
Cost: Free
Location: Eastern Edge Gallery, Harbourside Dr. St. Johns.
Website:www.easternedge.ca
Contact Name: Michelle
Contact Email:easternedgegallery@gmail.com
Description of event: As part of the Art Marathon Festival this year, Eastern Edge is holding workshops to create a Moveable Art Garden, which will be part of FEASt’s Third Annual Open Garden Day on Sunday August 21. The workshops will be held on each day, and will involve painting and planting the moveable garden boxes. This is a free family event, and there will be a community BBQ held at Eastern Edge each day.

 

Name: The St. John’s Farmer’s Market

Date: Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Time: 9am-2pm

Location: Lion’s Club Chalet, Bonaventure Ave., St. John’s
Description of Event: A wide variety of vendors will participate at this years market, including farmers with early produce, international foods, arts and crafts, fresh coffee, photography, waffles, sweet snacks, kids events, buskers, and special events!


Name of Event: Three Cheers for Composting!
Date: Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Start Time: 10:30am
End Time:11:30am
Cost: Free
Location: Mun Botanical Gardens Mount Scio Road.
Website: www.mun.ca/botgarden
Contact Name: Anne Madden
Contact Email: bgprograms@mun.ca
Description of event:
Growing healthy plants, including our food, starts with healthy soil. At MUN Botanical Garden we make our own – with fabulous results. All organic material (anything produced by a living organism) is recycled through a combination of natural biological and chemical processes. When we compost, we utilize natural processes. This presentation will introduce the practical steps of starting composting, indoors and out. The indoor presentation will be followed by a short walk in the garden to view some compost bins.


Name of Event: F.E.A.S.T. Open Garden Day
Date:Sunday, August 21st, 2011
Start Time: 12pm
End Time: 4pm
Cost: Free
Location: See the Map HERE!
Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=214881678547288
Contact Name:
Contact Email:
Description of event: Open Garden Day is a chance for those interested in or already growing their own food to take a self-guided tour through the many gardens in the city. FEASt will provide a map to all the participating gardens. For more information please see the Facebook Event Listing.

 

 

 

Name of Event: Seeds to Supper Sunday Family Programs
Date:Sunday, August 21st, 2011
Start Time: 2pm
End Time:4pm
Cost: Free to MUN Students and Friends of the Garden. General Admission fees apply.
Location: MUN Botanical Garden Mount Scio Road.
Website: www.mun.ca/botgarden
Contact Name: Anne Madden
Contact Email: bgprograms@mun.ca
Description of event:
Join Botanical Garden education staff for our special Seeds to Supper Family Programs. Make flowerpots from recycled materials, visit our vegetable garden, see how worms eat our garbage and make our soil, plant some edible seeds and feed the ducks. Pre-registration is not required.



Name of Event: Edible Plant Hikes
Date:Sunday, August 21st, 2011
Start Time: 10am
End Time:11:30am
Cost: Free to MUN Students and Friends of the Garden. General Admission fees apply.
Location: MUN Botanical Garden Mount Scio Road.
Website: www.mun.ca/botgarden
Contact Name: Anne Madden
Contact Email: bgprograms@mun.ca
Description of event:
Eating plants from the wild has been a long held tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador. Join Diane Pelley, Visitor Services Supervisor, for an edible plant hike that will go over the common and the not-so-common edible plants of our boreal forest, fen and barrens. Pre-registration is not required.

Name of Event: St. John's Safer Soil Garden Tours
Date: Ongoing through summer and fall 2011
Start Time: Call to arrange a time at your convenience
End Time:
Cost: Free
Location: Behind the Gathering Place, which is situated at the north side of the Basilica parking lot
Website: www.safersoil.ning.com
Contact Name: Lori Heath
Contact Email: safersoil@gmail.com

Description: Recent studies have found elevated lead levels in the soil of St. John’s, particularly in the older parts of the city. St. John’s Safer Soil conducts education and capacity building activities to promote safe city gardening and recreation, given the questionable soil conditions found in many urban centres.

 

During the summer and fall of 2011, St. John’s Safer Soil will conduct garden tours at its demonstration garden behind the Gathering Place, which is situated at the north side of the Basilica parking lot. Topics include how to conduct soil testing for lead, how to grow food safely in urban areas, simple landscaping projects and other tips to prevent lead exposure, and other sustainable agricultural practices.


To arrange a free garden tour for your family, workplace or community group, please contact Lori Heath at 738-7542 orsafersoil@gmail.com. Educational materials are also available at our website at www.safersoil.ning.com.

 

Root Cellar Project

As part of the Seeds To Supper Festvial, we are launching our collaborative Root Cellar Mapping Project!

Do you know where there is a root cellar, somewhere in Newfoundland and Labrador? Map it! You'll need to be logged in to your Google account to add a spot on the map, which is at: http://tinyurl.com/rootcellarmap

If possible, we'll visit your root cellar in person and add it to the digital root cellar we are building as part of Memorial University's Digital Archive Initiative. Got a memory about a root cellar that no longer exists? Map that too!

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