Honey bees need our help, and Newfoundland is one of the last places on Earth where they can still be raised organically.
Goats are a wonderful addition to the household that can provide a family with milk, cheese, ice cream and other delicious treats.
When cops come for your backyard chickens, it’s time to rise up and speak out about the importance of sustainable, respectful food-producing practices.
From Facebook groups to farmers’ markets and community gardens to communal food-sharing programs — the writing’s in the dirt: food security is an important idea and a priority for people all over Newfoundland and Labrador.
There’s more to goats than meets the eye. These loyal companions can fill the role of a household dog while providing you with a bounty of milk, yogurt and cheese. They even help reduce your waste at home and in the garden. And best of all, you can keep them in the city.
True stories of llamas, Easter egg hunts, and meditation.
While many are benefiting from the province’s move toward a full-on energy economy, there is little hope for future generations, who will wonder why we didn’t think of them by investing in a sustainable food secure and food sovereign future.
Organizers, farmers optimistic about growth and sustainability as the co-operative looks to develop its ‘five-year plan’.
Our columnist shares some parting thoughts
Our time will come…
How exactly do you become a farmer, in this day and age?
The Newfoundland and Labrador farming sector will receive more than $11 million to promote innovation in the sector and reduce the risk of foreign animal diseases. Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador, Federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queens Privy Council, Peter Penashue and the Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, made the announcement today in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The joint investment by Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador will focus on two initiatives, and provide: $7.5 million for the Agriculture Research Initiative to help farmers and others in the sector lower production costs, enhance environmental sustainability and seize opportunities in new crop varieties, livestock and crop management practices through new techniques especially suited to the Newfoundland and Labrador climate; and $3.9 million for the Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Specified Risk Materials Disposal Initiative to build a new animal disease laboratory…