Operations Volunteers


You’ve been asking and now we’re answering. We need volunteers!

The Iqaluit Community Greenhouse will be opening up on Saturday, May 21 from 11 AM to 1 PM for our first work party of the year. In order to clear the soil from the greenhouse to prepare for interior repairs, we need to make some room in our seacan to store it.

We’ll also be looking to distribute items that we have in the seacan to prevent them from going to the landfill. There may be some growing-related items you need to start your own garden at home, so come out and see what we have!

Let us know you’ll be coming out by signing up at our Facebook event page! See you Saturday!

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Come out tonight to harvest the rest of this season’s bounty! We look forward to seeing you there!

We will be needing volunteers in the coming weeks to help close down the greenhouse for the year. Please keep an eye on this page for more info.

Don’t forget…it’s our regularly scheduled harvest day. See you just after 5!

Welcome to August and (knock on wood!) a bit of summer once more!

With the sun shining brightly, we’ll have to remember to check on the greenhouse to ensure the plants are being watered sufficiently. If you have signed up for the Operations Subcommittee, now’s your time to shine! Sign up for the watering schedule so we can take advantage of the sunshine and kickstart our new plants.

On a more serious note, please ensure that both the front and back doors are closed and locked securely once you leave the greenhouse. If you are having trouble getting the doors to lock, please speak to a board member or let us know via email as soon as possible.

As there has been slower growth with our lettuce crops, we will not be holding today’s supplementary greens harvest. We apologize for the inconvenience, but will see you on Monday, August 10 for our regularly scheduled work party/harvest.

Yesterday, we chatted with APTN’s Kent Driscoll about growing food in Iqaluit. Keep an eye on APTN News in the coming days for his report!

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With a bit more water and sunshine, our lettuce crops will be ready for another harvest!

Even with the dreary weather in Iqaluit these past few weeks, our plants are thriving! To ensure that we get maximum productivity from all of our plants – primarily our greens – we will be holding additional harvests to keep the lettuce, spinach and kale healthy and happy. That means you can pick fresh food at the greenhouse every four days!

Our Google Calendar will be updated shortly to reflect the additional harvest parties. We realize that this may not last all summer, so always check the calendar for the most up to date events.

Don’t forget…we will be harvesting tomorrow from 5 PM to 7 PM. See you at the greenhouse to celebrate Nunavut Day!

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Are you looking to help with the greenhouse this year? We need people to help with watering. For more details and to get access to our watering calendar, please email icgsops@gmail.com.

We may not be growing something as spectacular as this flowered Canadian flag, but we think growing our own food in the arctic is still a pretty Canadian thing to do. Come on out to the greenhouse on Canada Day starting at 3 PM. This could be our first harvest of the summer!

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