Food Skills Workshop Pilot


On Tuesday, November 22, 2011, Root Cellars Rock piloted its Food Skills Workshop initiative at The Lantern, in St. John's. The Food Skills Workshops Kit is intended to assist community organizations and individuals who are interested in learning and sharing skills related to picking, planting, preserving and preparing local food. Later this year, FSN will be releasing a wide range of Food Skills Workshops on composting, container gardening, using culinary herbs, preparing local vegetables, seed saving, edible wild plants, safe canning and preserving, as well as root cellars and cold storage!

On November 22nd, participants from across the province met and greeted one another, were given an overview of the Root Cellars Rock campaign, shared their interests in the Food Skills Workshops, and tried their hands at planting garlic in a container!

The Root Cellars Rock Food Skills Workshop Pilot and Train-the-Trainer Session gave FSN a chance to promote our latest resources, test their utility among community groups and leaders, and gather feedback.  Sarah Ferber facilitated the event. Participants were able to learn more about container gardening, and how to organize a workshop in their communities.

Keep an eye out on the blog in early spring when the Food Skills Workshops Kit will be launched and made available online (free of charge)!

Here are a few photos from the day:

Here are some of the things participants had to say about the event:

“I have a newfound passion for organic planting and gardening and I appreciate all the resources/support available.”

“Can’t wait to start.”

"What a great idea. I love that you are not only giving the workshop, but training others to lead it in the future.”

Thanks to everyone who came out!