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!

July 8

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for our regularly scheduled work party and harvest.  We start at 11 AM!

Keep an eye out for updates on the next harvest – we’re planning a barbecue and bake sale to coincide.

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It’s time for another work party! Hope to see you tonight at 5:30 to see what’s available to harvest…

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Don’t forget…there will be a regularly scheduled work party and harvest Thursday starting at 5:30 PM. The greenhouse is full of leafy greens that are ready to be taken home!

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Source: WineandPlum.com

We’re looking for a few good bakers.  This Saturday, August 31 from 11 AM to 1 PM, the ICGS will be holding an end of the season bake sale and barbecue.  If you can donate some baked goods to the cause, please arrive by 10:30 AM so that we may price your items for sale.

This will coincide with a work party/harvest.  If you are in Iqaluit and haven’t seen the greenhouse before, come on down and check us out!  We’ll be harvesting potatoes, lettuce, spinach, kale, daikon radish and more.  Come and see how we grow food in the arctic.

For now, check out our August 23rd harvest pictures!

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The Board of Directors met Thursday evening in the greenhouse in order to plan for our first harvest and discovered that it needs to be sooner rather than later!  We will be holding a work party, barbecue and harvest at the greenhouse this Saturday (July 6) at noon.  There are some radishes ready to be picked, as well as three varieties of lettuce, kale and spinach.  We’ll be replanting some of the items that have been harvested and weeding and watering the rest.  There is wonderful growth in every bed, bin and pot and the Board is very excited!

Don’t forget…only paid members will be able to take home their share of the harvest.  If you have not yet paid, please ensure that you bring your membership application forms and cash or cheque to the greenhouse on Saturday.  Visit the membership information section of our greenhouse to download the forms, find out where you can bring your fees when we’re not at the greenhouse, or pay your fees online!

We have also set a tentative schedule for our summer work parties and harvests.  Keep up to date with the next event by following our “Upcoming Events” – just look to the right column on the main page.  You can also subscribe to the Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society Google Calendar.

We will have hot dogs, veggie dogs, condiments and buns on hand for the barbecue.  Bring additional items such as drinks, salads or dessert to share with your fellow gardeners.

In addition to all this, we will be holding a second weed identification workshop, explain expectations for members in regards to watering the crops and will teach you how to make a wonderful salad vinaigrette with some of the fresh herbs growing in the greenhouse.  So come out, smell the fresh produce, feel the warmth of the greenhouse and get your hands dirty!

Don’t forget to watch Northbeat on CBC North Friday, July 5 at 8 PM EDT.  We’ve been told our interview will be shown!

Every growing season, the Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society places an order for seeds based upon previous growing successes and requests from the membership.  Here’s a sneak peek at what you could have in your plots this season!

Don’t forget…you can start your own plants at home.  But please have them inspected by a Board Member prior to planting on orientation day (date to be announced).

Greens & Lettuce

  • ‘Great Lakes’ Crisphead Lettuce
  • ‘Early Green Moss, Curled’ Endive
  • ‘Dwarf Curled Scotch’ Culinary Kale
  • ‘Salad Bowl’ Leaf Lettuce
  • ‘Bloomsdale Long Standing’ Spinach
  • ‘New Zealand’ Spinach
  • ‘Bright Lights’ Swiss Chard

Herbs

  • ‘Dark Opal’ Basil
  • ‘Sweet Dani’ Lemon-scented Basil
  • ‘Siam Queen’ Thai Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Veggies

  • Blue Lake Pole Beans
  • Kentucky Wonder Yellow Wax Pole Beans
  • Bulls Blood Beets
  • Baby Finger Carrots
  • ‘Alaska’ Heirloom Peas
  • ‘Easter Egg II Blend’ Hybrid Market Radish