The Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society has recently become a recipient of Canada 150 funds through a partnership with Tree Canada and the Canadian National Railway. This funding program has been planting trees across the country in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Well, it’s easy right away to note that Nunavut does not have trees, nor do we have a railway, but we do have a community who are making efforts to grow local produce and promote healthy living!

 

We were lucky enough to have Geraldine Hyland with Tree Canada come to Iqaluit to learn more about the Greenhouse and our partnerships with the schools to grow produce 12 months of the year. A presentation was made at the High School’s assembly to highlight that these funds will be going towards buying more hydroponic towers to be shared between the schools and the Greenhouse. (This is the first year that the towers were used in the greenhouse in the summer and the schools during the school year). There will be a plaque displayed at the Greenhouse to honour this partnership.

 

We thank Geraldine and Tree Canada and CN for their contribution and look forward to getting these towers set up and growing!

 

For more information about this or any other activities, or to volunteer, or to make a financial donation, please contact us through email, instagram, or facebook!

 

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This post is definitely a LOT late, but better than never! We would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts our amazing volunteers who watered throughout the summer and kept the greenhouse looking lush and green. Thanks goes out to:

Cindy Rennie

Amy Clark

Rhose, Brian, and Gabriel Galia

Jean and Rayelle Simpson

Nicole and Roland Giles

Check out some action shots of our watering crew. Our only regret: that we didn’t get a team group shot at the end of the season! Next year for sure!

 

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We know we keep inviting you to our last work party, but this really is our last! Come out Thursday October 5 at 5:30 to help us get the greenhouse ready for the fall craft sale (happening Saturday 12-4!). We will be setting up a demo hydroponic tower, so if you haven’t had a chance to see these babies in action, come check it out!!

 

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Have you heard the news? We’re hosting our second annual  fall food and craft sale on Thanksgiving weekend!

Do you bake? Make delicious jams and jellies? If you create wonderful foods, preserves, tasty things and crafts, and would like to sell your goodies, please contact us to reserve a table for only $20.

We’ll also have one of hydroponic towers on display and will be available to share information about the greenhouse and how you can get involved! See you there!

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We know we keep inviting you to our last work party, but this really is our last! Come out Thursday October 5 at 5:30 to help us get the greenhouse ready for the fall craft sale (happening Saturday 12-4!). We will be setting up a demo hydroponic tower, so if you haven’t had a chance to see these babies in action, come check it out!!

 

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All good things must come to an end… Until next growing season! Come out Thursday Sept. 14 at 5:30 to put the greenhouse to bed for the winter and share in our final harvest of the season! We have kale, cabbage, and Swiss chard to pick. We also be disassembling our hydroponic towers and getting them ready to send off to Iqaluit schools so that they can be used during their school year. We’ll also be doing one last hurrah with the compost pile!

Hope to see you!

 

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Please join us Saturday, September 9 at 11am in the greenhouse for our AGM. We will follow the meeting with one of our last open houses of the season, where we will harvest anything that will be adversely affected by the overnight temperatures.

We will be voting for a new board, and reviewing our financial statements. We hope you will join us to help plan for an exciting year ahead.