Don’t forget…our regularly scheduled open house will be starting at 5:15 PM today!

This will be followed up with another open house on Saturday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

We’d also like to give a shout out to a community effort to clean up the area of town from the dump to the causeway. This cleanup will be happening Sunday at 1 PM, with sponsorship by Baffin Building Supplies, Tim Hortons, and the GN Department of Environment. All are welcome to come out and pitch in. Gloves, dust masks, and garbage bags will be supplied. Be sure to wear proper footwear.

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imageLooking to escape the rain? Come on down to the greenhouse. Today we will be working on our compost so dress to get a bit dirty! There will also be other tasks like watering and weeding, and of course harvesting!! Come on out! Free for all!

imageOur Thursday open house this week are will be a busy one. We received two more grow towers!! Come by to help us set them up, start seeds, water, and of course harvest!!

 

 

Want to get a little warmth out of that crazy wind? Come on by the Greenhouse for some greens and fun! We will be watering, weeding, and HARVESTING! Produce is free so come on by for a nibble!

Questions? You mean…

Yes. That means it’s Trivia Time!

While we wait for the autumn to arrive so we can begin our Trivia League, we’re giving you a chance to come out and test your mettle. We’ll be holding a trivia night on Tuesday, July 18, and again in August. Stay tuned for further details.

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Happy July to everyone! With all this sun and warmth, we have been quite busy at the Greenhouse. Here are a few highlights from June:

  • We toured Prince Charles through the Greenhouse and had a great conversation around food sovereignty in Nunavut (check out the pictures on our facebook page)
  • We brought three hydroponic grow towers from the schools to their summer home. Thank you Joamie School and Inuksuk High School for lending us your towers for the summer!
  • We had our first harvest of lettuces, kale, swiss chard, bok choy, and herbs!

We have been having so much success with our weekend open houses that we are expanding to have a weeknight open house as well. The times are:

  • Thursdays 5:15-6:45
  • Saturdays 1-4

Everyone is welcome to come by the Greenhouse during these times. We will be working on various tasks including: watering, weeding, HARVESTING, seeding, working on our compost, and building new beds. Informal workshops around these topics will occur based on interest. If you have an interest in a specific area, please let the board members know and we’d be happy to work with you on a special project or develop a learn-to workshop.

Update on membership fees: The Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society is meant to be a place where everyone can come together to learn more about growing food, sample different types of veggies, and enjoy a warm and sunny place in town.

In the past we have charged a $75 membership, which gave access to the greenhouse and a share of the harvest. We also donated harvest to groups like the shelters and the Iqaluit Food Centre. We want the greenhouse to be inclusive and open to all, so we will not be charging membership fees this year. Everyone is welcome to:

  • Come to open houses;
  • Participate in workshops;
  • Take home some veggies based on that day’s harvest and;
  • Make a donation if they wish.

 

We hope to see you over the summer! Please email with questions and we will do our best to respond quickly.

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer at the greenhouse?

We need people to water the growing vegetables, which need daily watering. One watering shift will take around 30 minutes.  If you can commit to one day a week, that would be fantastic! If you can commit to one day a month, that’s great too!

We need volunteers Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

If you would like to help out, please get in touch with us by email or through our Facebook page.