We are quickly approaching the 2014 growing season!  Keep your ears and eyes open for upcoming events.

Please join us Thursday, April 10 for a seminar on getting ready for the growing season.  Hope to see you there!

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The Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society is looking for some help in a couple of different ways.

First, we will be participating in the rummage sale at Inuksuk High School this Saturday, February 1 between 11 AM and 3 PM.  The rummage sale will raise funds for the school’s Environmental Club trip to the Galapagos Islands and we are excited to help them reach their goals.  As a side benefit, we will be able to raise funds for our own cause as well.  We are looking for donations of items we can sell.  If you have any items you would like to get rid of, please contact the ICGS and let us know you will be bringing something.  Please bring your items to the school around 10:30 AM so we can begin selling them at 11 AM.

Second, Bernardin Canada has contacted us regarding a major publication that they are currently working on.  They are interested in speaking to farmers and growers across Canada regarding preserving and canning.  They are looking to chat about the area, specifically what products are grown, popular and local.  If you are interested, be sure to contact Suzanne.

Third, don’t forget about our annual survey!  If you haven’t filled it out, please give us your opinions!

The Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society is looking for your input.  If you were a gardener during the 2013 growing season or were involved in Greenhouse events, please let us know about your experience.  All answers are anonymous.

Fill out the survey here.

The survey will be open until January 31, 2014.

We are looking forward to continuing the momentum that began last year.  Thank you in advance for your input.

You’ve probably seen the signs around town or on Facebook.  But if you haven’t, there’s still time to contribute!

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If you have recipes that use country food or locally grown food from greenhouses or your window garden box, email them to greenhouserecipes@gmail.com!  We look forward to your contributions.

Psst!  The deadline is Sunday, December 1!

We’ve been featured in some pretty great articles about food security and growing food in the north.  Check it out!

Sub-Arctic gardens nourish northern communities – National Post

Farming in the Arctic: It can be done by Justin Nobel – Modern Farmer

We’re grateful that people around the world are paying attention to food security in arctic!

Come help us put the greenhouse to rest for the winter.  It’s been a great season and we want to thank all the awesome members for their enthusiasm, great ideas, and hard work.

This Saturday from 11 AM – 1 PM, we will be meeting for our last clean-up, harvest, and FREE barbecue!  We will be serving potato salad made with our very own potatoes!  See you at 11!

Hey Greenhouse peeps: the potatoes and outdoor daikons are being harvested TODAY at 12 noon!!! Go check out our annual spud-a-rama!

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