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 twoΒ 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!

We were very privileged to welcome some special guests to the greenhouse today. Thanks to the staff and grade three students of some of our local schools for coming to learn with us.

We learned about how greenhouses work, worm composting and how things grow. We even got to plant some yellow beans to grow at home.

We look forward to welcoming the students back in grade four at the end of the greenhouse season.


Our president, Stephen, speaking about how the plastic walls of the greenhouse keeps things so warm.


Checking out the compost bins.