Any local businesses/ groups related to farming/ gardening, ecovillages, tiny homes, bee keeping, etc. in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador are welcome to be listed here. Just contact us with Name, Short blurb and contact info, media and website URLs. We will also try list useful resources and causes we think all should support.
Three species of bats on the island of Newfoundland and one in Labrador. These are the Little Brown Bat, the Northern Long-eared Bat, and the Hoary Bat. Please help protect our bats species by helping with early monitoring of White Nose Syndrome a disease in bats.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture (NLFA) is an organization which represents farmers and farmer groups in the province. Its motto is “Farmers Helping Farmers”, and the organization believes that by sharing information and speaking with a united voice, farmers can work more effectively for the betterment of the agriculture industry, and for the improvement of the Province as a whole
Gaze Seed Co. was founded in 1925 by Ernest Walter Gaze and was the first store of its kind in Newfoundland. Specializing in high-quality vegetable and flower seeds, Gaze quickly became the go-to spot on the island for gardeners and farmers alike. The store is now being run by E.W.'s great-grandson, Peter Byrne. Although Newfoundland and Labrador is now well-connected to the rest of the world and no longer dependant on local food, there is a definite surge in interest in food security and backyard farming. Byrne is evolving the business to suit the needs of this generation's "rubber boot gardeners" by bringing in new products such as organic fertilizers and locally made supplies.
Vesey's Seeds Ltd., located in York, Prince Edward Island was established in 1939 and is Canada's largest mail order gardening company. Featuring an extensive selection of Vegetable, Flower & Herb Seeds, Vesey's is also Canada's largest importer of Spring and Fall planting Dutch Bulbs. Vesey's also prides itself on an extensive selection of gardening tools, accessories and season extending aids. Call toll free 1-800-363-7333 (or click button below if on a smartphone).
West Coast Seeds started in 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in heirloom and certified organic seeds for organic growing. We offer 800 varieties of untreated, non-GMO, non-GEO, open pollinated and hybrid seeds for your selection as well as a wide range of gardening supplies. West Coast Seeds is certified by the Pacific Agriculture Certification Society (Registration number 16-205).
Hope Seeds is a small but committed seed company, with a dedication to local and sustainable agriculture since our beginning in 1993. This little but growing company officially became a co-operatively owned business in December 2015. We continue to build on the original vision of founder: Passion for seed saving; commitment to sustainable agriculture; and securing local food systems for future generations. We offer certified organic and sustainably-grown, heritage and open-pollinated garden seed including Jerusalem artichokes, seed potatoes, seed garlic and cover crops.
Our tiny house blog is a great resource for anyone wanting to embark on the tiny life, or any other significant do-it-yourself project. It covers the nitty gritty details of how exactly we achieved the steps of our build, thought processes that went into the decision making of our build, research, logistics, challenges, and more. There are plenty of pictures and some video to help demonstrate what I try to describe, and we welcome all comments and questions. One of the goals with our blog was to inspire and engage other Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who want to prioritize minimalism and sustainability for their lifestyle, and based on the feedback we've gotten, it is contributing to that concept in spades! We look forward to adding more content now that we've returned home from Japan and will be re-igniting our tiny house build for the interior finishes! We cannot wait to complete the build and finalize land purchase so that can finally start living in our tiny house and invite others over to see how attainable and realistic this lifestyle choice is!