Moose, Wind, and Black Earth: Gardening in Western Newfoundland

Western Environment Centre presents: Moose, Wind, and Black Earth: Gardening in Western Newfoundland


Thursday, May 12, 8 pm

College of the North Atlantic, Corner Brook – Room 207

Anne Marceau and Michael Burzynski have worked and gardened in Rocky Harbour for 22 years. Using photographs, they will discuss some of the techniques that work best for growing vegetables (and flowers) with local soils and weather conditions. Among other things, the talk will explore: composting, raising early crops in greenhouse and cold frame, using row covers to lengthen the growing season, growing unusual vegetables, beating the wind, keeping records.

Michael Burzynski and Anne Marceau are naturalists with backgrounds in biology and a long-standing interest in plants, both wild and cultivated. Their garden in Rocky Harbour was featured in Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine in 2009.

Please RSVP to or 709.634.9470

Space is limited!