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Foraging and NL’s carbon footprint

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How Newfoundland and Labrador traditions can be good for the environment but change of thought is needed to make an impact                                                                             The open backyards of Newfoundland are draped with colourful quilts strung from clotheslines hung from fence pole to tree. Intertwined within the Newfoundland tradition are many practices that come from the land and lead to a sustainable lifestyle. Berry picking, root cellars and fishing are highlights of our culture that keep the carbon footprint a little bit smaller. “There’s been a big…

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Be Careful With Bees

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As May ended, the town of Bay Bulls, located about twenty minutes outside of Newfoundland’s capital city had a bit of unusual request for residents: pardon your weeds and feed the bees. Dads and lawn boys throughout Bay Bulls must have rejoiced with the town’s rhyming announcement because it meant keeping the lawnmower in the shed and letting dandelions on your lawn grow in hopes of attracting bees and providing them with a free meal and some Newfoundland hospitality after a long winter. Ashley Wakeham, the Assistant Town Clerk for Bay Bulls said that this campaign stemmed from a Facebook post by local business Pat’s Plants and Gardens. “One of our Councillors Joan Luby suggested we should send this out…

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