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The Seed Company moving to Templeton's Building this April

With many residents speculating about the new home for the beloved downtown seed store after reports that their building had been sold to neighbouring JAG Hotel, the big news is finally out: The Seed Company by E.W. Gaze will be moving into the historic Templeton’s building just down the road on Harbour Drive. “It’s the perfect fit for us” says owner Peter Byrne, great grandson of founder Ernest Walter Gaze. “We’ve been looking for a new location that has customer parking, street visibility, and rustic charm, and this spot has all three”. The landmark building, built in the late 1800’s, was the prior home of Templeton’s paint store, which closed its retail operation in February of 2017. In terms of...

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New 2019 Location in the works!

With the recent acquisition announcement of several buildings adjacent to the JAG Hotel, including the current Gaze Seed Company building, many are asking what is next for the historic local business. “Not to worry” says owner Peter Byrne, great grandson of original founder E.W. Gaze. “We have been planning a move for some time, and this is going to be a positive change for us.” Byrne explains that the two most common concerns they have received ever since taking the company back in 2014 had to do with their current downtown location. “The lack of parking and street visibility have definitely been obstacles for us. Many customers tell us they had no idea we existed or that they hesitated to...

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#SaveTheBees

We all know that bees and other pollinators are crucial to our ecosystem and without their help, we would never be able to grow enough food to survive. That's why we're taking action to help protect our vulnerable insect species by sending FREE wildflower seeds with every online order until May 22nd. We also have unique bee, butterfly, and insect hotels for sale that give pollinators a safe place to live in your garden, farm, or backyard. Did you know that Newfoundland bees are especially important? They are free of the invasive parasites that affect honey bees elsewhere in the world. You can learn more about that here: http://earthsky.org/earth/healthy-honey-bees-discovered-in-newfoundland

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Our New Flower Shop: Flowers on Buchanan

Introducing the freshest flower shop in Downtown St. Johns: Flowers on Buchanan! Located in the same building as The Seed Company by E.W. Gaze, Flowers on Buchanan is a full service floral boutique offering cut flower bouquets and arrangements, as well as unique houseplants, bonsai trees, holiday wreaths, and much more. Building on the successful rebranding of Gaze Seeds, we wished to expand into a year-round business, and opening a flower shop seemed like a natural fit. "My great grandfather E.W. Gaze, who started this company in 1925, was an avid gardener of both vegetables and flowers" said Peter Byrne, who along with business partner Brittany Elliott took over the historic seed company in late 2014. "He would definitely have approved...

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Helping the Community: Seed Potatoes for The Autism Society's Bridges to Hope garden

We love supporting local charities who aim to improve food security in our province, especially for those less fortunate. When we were approached by the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador to assist with their Bridges to Hope food garden, we gladly donated the seed potatoes to start them off.  With the help of the patrons and volunteers of the Elaine Dobbin Centre, over 110lbs of potatoes were harvested this fall and given to a local food bank, who are always looking for healthy, local produce to distribute. Not only did this project help those in need of good food, it was also a valuable experience for the autistic children and youth who helped out in the garden, developing their teamwork...

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