It appears as though more and more Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are getting involved in growing their own vegetables.
Jackson McLean is behind the Facebook group Backyard Vegetable Farmers of NL, where people are coming together to learn more, and show off their harvests. McLean, who works with The Seed Company in St. John’s, told VOCM Backtalk with Pete Soucy it appears more and more people are interested in getting back to the basics.
He says it could be that they’re finding out about more people through social media who were previously disconnected, but there appears to be a definite interest among young people in growing their own food.
He says the beauty of the Facebook group is the knowledge that’s shared among members.
People share thoughts on what to grow, how to grow it, and how to store their produce once it’s harvested.
Backyard Vegetable Farmers of NL can be found on Facebook at this link.