Things have been really busy the Greenhouse lately:

  • We had a transplanting party with High School students and now have lots of little kale seedlings on the go;

 

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  • As part of a partnership with Inuksuk High School, we moved in hydroponic grow towers that we will be using over the summer and;

  • We are tidying up and making things look presentable for the upcoming Royal Visit.

Come by Saturday June 24 between 1 and 4 to check out these and other projects and lend a hand with painting, transplanting, and seeding.

 

Unnusakkut! This is your reminder to join the Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society in some spring cleaning at the Greenhouse from 1 – 4 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd! We will be lifting heavy things, organizing and doing some fixing up of our grounds, so be sure to come with motivation, a water bottle and a snack!

Last year, the Greenhouse had to re-do the foundation of the building and so we have lots of work to do this year in order to get ready for this growing season and the coming months of exciting programs! Please join us in this effort!

Free wood! Please come by the Greenhouse (back parking lot of Nunavut Research Institute) to pick up free wood. Please only take wood that is piled up on the right side door of the Greenhouse – anything closest to the road, by the side-door stairs.

Having a bon-fire? Building a summer cabin? We need it gone by Saturday, May 3rd! Help us out with our spring cleaning!

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Unnusakkut!

Please join us this Saturday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. for an afternoon cleaning the grounds and organizing lots of materials for this years growing season! We have lots of manual labour we need help with, so bring gloves, a motivated attitude and a bottle of water!

We have lots of exciting things planned for this year, but before we roll out new and exciting ways you can get involved in building a more food secure Iqaluit (& Nunavut) – we need to start from scratch and get things in tip-top shape! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Ulluqatsiaritsi!

Do you have a flair for design and a passion for growing food in the Arctic? The Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society is hosting a t-shirt design contest and we need your entries!

Categories: 10 years and under; over 10 years
Prizes: a 2017/18 Iqaluit greenhouse membership, and a t-shirt with your winning design!

Design requirements

  • Submit a design no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches (letter sized).
  • Design should have a white background.
  • No more than two¬†colours should be used. Bonus if they are colours from the ICGS logo.
  • Try to avoid using text, if possible. Let your picture speak for itself!

Not sure what to draw? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Growing food
  • Planting seeds
  • Food security
  • Greenhouses in the snow
  • Harvest

If you’re a student and your teacher is helping to coordinate entries, please submit to your teacher, who will forward to the ICGS Board. If you are not a student, please submit your entry by email.

The submission deadline is May 15, so hurry!

It’s almost time for our Annual General Meeting! As previously announced, we will be holding our AGM on Saturday, April 29, from 11 AM to 1 PM. The location will be the boardroom of the Nunavut Research Institute, building 959.

We have completed significant work on the greenhouse in the last year, and will have some brand new technology for growing this upcoming season, so please come out to find out what we’ll be up to. We’re planning for an exciting year!

An election will also be held to elect our Board of Directors for 2017/18. If you are interested in joining the Board, please let us know. You can find out about how to become a member as well.

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Yes, it’s our last night. But fear not…we’ll just be taking a break. So come out to the Storehouse at 7:30 on Tuesday to get in a few more rounds of trivia before the greenhouse opens for the season. Come and see which team reigns supreme!Trivia_Plant-April18