Launch Events


The Root Cellars Rock Food Skills Workshops are here!

To celebrate the launch six events are happening across the province! Over the next two weeks (July 4-18) some of the very first workshops using this kit will be taking place. Most of the events still have space in them so check one out if you are nearby.

Not nearby? Host your own event in your community using the new Food Skills Workshops!

Contact Sarah with questions about the Launch at (709)237-4026 and


Schedule of Launch Events


Container Gardening

Date & Time: Sat. July 7 at 10:30am

Location: White/Mesher Community Garden Greenhouse, Happy Valley- Goose Bay

Facilitator: Valerie Crawley

Cost: Free

Nutritious salad lunch to follow. All neighborhood residents welcome!


Container Gardening

Date & Time: Sat. July 7 at 11am

Location: St. John's Farmers' Market (Lions Club Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue, behind the Remax Centre) in the FEASt tent (outdoors)

Facilitator: Angela Heffernan

Cost: Free, donations to FEASt accepted

Hosting Groups: FEAStSt. John's Farmers' Market

Workshops are free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there! Keep an eye on the FEASt website for other upcoming workshops at the SJFM this summer.


Container Gardening in Small Spaces

*Note: This workshop is FULL.

Date & Time: Sat. July 7, 10:30am- 12pm

Location: MacMorran Community Centre, St. John's

Facilitator: Danilo Gonzalez

Cost: Free

Hosting Groups: MacMorran Community Centre, Garden Mind

Learn unique techniques on how to plant, water, and harvest vegetables in small spaces. Everyone will go home with a newly-planted container of vegetables to nourish in your back yard! Guaranteed to open your mind to new ideas. This workshop is already FULL. Contact Sonya Clarke Casey at to find out about upcoming programs and events. This workshop is part of a project funded by Eastern Health's Community Development Fund.


Edible Wild Plants Part 1

Date & Time: Sun. July 8, 10:30am - 2:30pm (Lunch at 12:30. Bring your own lunch.)

Location: Birch Brook Chalet, Happy Valley- Goose Bay

Facilitator: B. Fequet and others TBA

Cost: Donations accepted to offset costs

Hosting Groups: Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club Nature Group

Learn about known edible wild plants along the Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club trail system and share local lore and expertise from within workshop group. We'll focus on several plants to study in detail and hike to identify locations. Over lunch we'll then brainstorm plans for a mushroom foray in August. Bring your own lunch.


Container Gardening

*Note: This workshop is FULL.

Date & Time: Tues. July 17, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: Mercy Centre for Ecology & Justice, 101 Mount Scio Rd., St. John's

Facilitators: Sarah Ferber, Sister Mary Tee, Mary-Beth Thompson

Cost: Free, donations to the Mercy Centre community garden accepted

Hosting Groups: Food Security Network NL, Mercy Centre for Ecology & Justice, Nature Newfoundland and Labrador

Interested in learning about container gardening? We are inviting seniors and their friends and family to join us for a hands-on, informative workshop and to go home with a beautiful container garden of your own. Bring your questions and enthusiasm, and if you have a pair of gardening gloves bring those too. Afternoon tea will be provided. Registration for this event is now FULL. For more information on upcoming workshops contact or 709 722-0082.


Canning (Jam Making)

*Note: This workshop is FULL.

Date: Wed. July 18

Location: MacMorran Community Centre, St. John's

Facilitators: Sonya Clarke-Casey & Amanda Warren

Hosting Groups: MacMorran Community Centre

Families involved in MacMorran's backyard gardening project will learn the basics of jam making and go through the whole process of making jam and preparing it to store over the winter. Taste testing a must!  This workshop is already FULL. For more information about MacMorran Community Centre and upcoming events and programs, contact Sonya at This workshop is part of a project funded by Eastern Health's Community Development Fund.