Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Turning the Sod on the 2011 Folklife Festival - Seeds to Supper

HFNL to host Agricultural Heritage Festival Community Meeting
Wednesday June 15th, 2011
Sobey’s on Merrymeeting Rd.

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.

This year we hope to coordinate events with a number of the groups in the greater St. John’s 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. Participation as a part of the 2011 Folklife Festival, Seeds to Supper, will be of no cost to any groups wishing to hold an event however, all participating groups are responsible for their individual event.

If you are a group, or individual, who would be willing to host an event during our Seeds to Supper festival we would like you to come to our community planning meeting on Wednesday June 15th, 2011 at 7pm at the Community Meeting Room, Sobey’s on Merrymeeting Rd., St. John’s. If you are interested in participating we can help you promote your event and be a part of Seeds to Supper. This meeting is for the initial planning stage of the festival so that we may coordinate the who’s, what’s, and when’s.

Please contact Mel at 1-888-739-1892 ext 3 to register or email : for more information.

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