We all know that locally grown and produced food in the north would be of great benefit to increase food security. But is it possible on a large scale, commercially viable, and sustainable basis? We sure think so!

Check out what the Kativik Regional Government is doing in Kuujuaq, Quebec!

Local food production plan aims to feed Nunavik communities

Come on out to the Kicking Caribou at 7pm Wed May 27 for our first of the summer trivia night. Groups of 3-5 are accepted (if you have no group, come out anyway and join another group!). 2015 Season Memberships for the community greenhouse will be available as well. It is $75 for the the season. Greenhouse board members will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the greenhouse. See you there!!
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The snow is melting and the greenhouse is heating up! It’s almost time to plant.

Things always get busier this time of year. Don’t forget to check out our online calendar. We’ll be adding more events as the summer approaches.

For now, here’s what’s on the agenda…

Saturday, May 16, 11 AM to 1 PM – Work Party

It’s our first work party of the year! Come out to help us prep the soil for planting. We’ll be cleaning up what we can around the greenhouse and working to thaw out our compost in the outdoor bins. You can also sign up for proposed committees and we’ll chat about what we’ll be planting. Become a member if you haven’t yet, too. The temperatures inside the greenhouse are warm enough so that we’re hoping to get some radishes in the beds.

Tuesday, May 19 – Trivia Night (tentative)

We’re still confirming a venue, but we have loads of questions ready to stump you. Help us raise funds to assist with our operating costs. Always a great time and we definitely also think it’s a worthy cause.

Saturday, May 30, 11 AM to 1 PM – Work Party/Full Greenhouse Plant

We’re aiming for our earliest planting in the greenhouse ever. We’ve been monitoring our temperatures for the past couple of seasons and have decided to make this our day. There will be lots of work to do, so come out with your families and join the ICGS this year. We have so many exciting things planned!

Interested in joining the Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society this year?  We make it easy for you!

Go to “Become A Member” and navigate towards the bottom of the page.  The 2015 membership package has been uploaded and you can pay your annual fees with cash, cheque or using PayPal (which allows you to pay directly from your bank account or through a credit card).

You can fill out your forms and send scanned copies back to us by email or drop them off at an upcoming greenhouse event.  There are also instructions on how you can drop them off during office hours to the ICGS.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ICGS!

On the heels of our own successful AGM, we encourage you to attend the AGM of another worthy organization in Iqaluit.  The Bill Mackenzie Humanitarian Society will be meeting tomorrow at 3 PM.  There will be some extremely important waste management issues discussed and the BMHS needs your input!

Please plan to attend!

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Don’t forget…it’s our Annual General Meeting this weekend.  We’ll see you on Saturday at the Nunavut Research Institute boardroom at 11 AM.

Planning to become a member?  Come out and take part in the meeting, and then purchase your membership for this season!

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Save a couple hours on Saturday, April 11 starting at 11 AM.  We’re still confirming the location, though, so keep an eye on this page for a confirmation.

We’ve got some exciting things coming up, so let’s talk about our successes from the past year and discuss the future, too. Join the ICGS as a member, or even as a board member.  We have plenty of ideas and want to hear yours, too.

Come on greenhouse season!  We’re itching to grow!

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