We Got This

fresh and original, 'We Got This' nurtures resilient, locally-focused communities in a post Covid-19 Newfoundland and Labrador. in the livestreams you'll hear first hand experiences and insights from local companies that inform, educate, and inspire action. and there are practical tools to make it happen as we move forward, together.

Bobby Bessey's Yogi Tip #1

Tune In

What is needed to thrive in any situation varies from person to person (and moment to moment). Adding to this complexity is the fact that most of the time we don’t actually know what we need! The three-breath practice below is designed to help you find out.

If you want to hear Bobby's soothing voice lead you through this exercise, jump to around 15.57 in the livestream, above.

First close your eyes, inhale a wave of breath, exhale and imagine that wave releasing your body and mind. And now begin.

Breath 1: Body Awareness Inhale and tune in to your body. Visualize your body filling with your breath and become aware of all the sensations in your body. This is a non-judgemental curious sweep. Exhale and imagine your body settling into ease.

Breath 2: Mind Awareness Inhale your breath into your mind. Imagine your brain filling with this breath. Exhale to release your brain into ease.

Breath 3: Heart Awareness Inhale to bring awareness to your heart center. Exhale to visualize this space relaxing and opening up. Ask yourself what you need right now? Maybe you want to pause and breath here for a while longer to wait for an answer or possibly you know immediately what you need. To move? To lie down? To breath fresh air? To connect with someone?

click here to see the full text of Bobby's "Top Two Ways to Thrive in Self-Isolation'. 

In the second episode, Trina Porter shares her inspiration for The FARM, the relevance of food security in the COVID-19 pandemic, and tips to care for tomato plants. 

We Got This Episode 2

Every Neighbourhood Needs A FARM with Trina Porter 

At the appropriate 6-foot distance, we were thrilled to see Trina, her sister Wandalee, and little Molly live and in person at The FARM.  Omar Abdelkhalek is behind the camera and makes a cameo at the end.

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Trina Porter's Growing Tip #1

Pinch the tomatoes!  Those little tiny shoots that grow out of tomato stalks are called suckers, and they can use up energy that might be better spent on growing actual tomatoes.  You can scrape them off gently with your thumb  (Trina describes this in the video at around 9:54). 

Check out The FARM website is a treasure trove of awesome information about growing great things.  https://thefoxtrapaccessroadmarket.ca/  (they update frequently so if it's down when you visit, check back later!)


In the third episode, Peter Wilkins of the Newfoundland Distillery talks about the spirit of creating when needs must, local botanicals, and shares the perfect Harvest Moon.

We Got This Episode 3

Shaken.  Shaken a lot with Peter Wilkins, The Newfoundland Distillery 

This episode of We Got This was a #staycation destination to The Newfoundland Distillery in Clarke's Beach, NL. thegreenrock.ca founder & CEO Kim Todd and Board Chair Bobby Bessey took a little road trip to meet up with Peter Wilkins of The Newfoundland Distillery. The Distillery's story of local starts in the roots of the berry bushes and on the beach, and rises up high and hot to create award-winning spirits.

Peter Wilkins Tip ~ make your own Harvest Moon!

The secret to a perfect Harvest Moon is stellar ingredients.  The flavours in the Gunpowder and Rose rum are nuanced, punchy and subtle and no other rum will do!  Peter swears by the local choices - Tuck's Bee Better Farm for the honey syrup, local bakeapples (you can't get them many other places anyhow), mint that's local, lime that's not. There's a great lead up, but he starts mixing around 13:45.   

Check out The Newfoundland Distillery website for more wicked cocktail recipes https://thenewfoundlanddistillery.com/

pick up ingredients for the Harvest Moon at NLC stores, and at the Distillery Shop in Clarke's beach
pick up ingredients for the Harvest Moon at NLC stores, and at the Distillery Shop in Clarke's beach

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