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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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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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.

Come out Monday from 1 pm to 4 pm to see what’s happening in the greenhouse! Ask questions about our new greenhouse technologies and learn about some of the produce we’re growing. See you there! 

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