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Food First NL-ScoffFree
Food First NL’s SCOFF video series celebrates, preserves, and shares a wealth of food knowledge from seniors in Newfoundland & Labrador through 8 short, humorous, and enlightening documentaries.
Today, our province only grows 10% of the vegetables we eat, and we have 89% fewer farms than we had in 1951. Luckily, we can look to our seniors to help remedy some of these challenges. Their food skills, knowledge, and memories of a time when they got much of the food they needed from the land around them provides a great foundation upon which we can build a more vibrant and self-reliant food system in our province once again.
These videos include a bounty of simple instructions on food skills like bottling beets, building your own slug zapper out of rabbit wire and a D-Cell battery, easily maintaining a potato garden one year to the next, preserving berries, building your own root cellar on any kind of property, getting the most out of your fish, and more, like how to make your own fertilizer that’s free, found on our own shores, and far better than anything store-bought.
By sharing these skills among seniors and the next generation alike, we can save this food knowledge from being lost, and, turn our own backyards into personal bounties for fresh, healthy foods.