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GHC: Local farming project soars in First Nation community


January 12, 2022
By Stephanie Gordon, courtesy of Greenhouse Canada

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Photo courtesy of The Growcer.

It’s been about two years since Virginia Muswagon and Ian Maxwell started growing fresh produce for Norway House Cree Nation using a hydroponic container garden. Together they are co-managers of Life Water Gardens (Pimâtisiwin Nipî Kistikânihk) and they seed, harvest, and deliver fresh produce to their local community weekly.

Norway House Cree Nation is one of the largest Indigenous communities in Manitoba, with a growing population of 7,500 community members. The area enjoys all four seasons so growing outdoors is limited to the warmer months. However, the addition of a 40-foot hydroponic container garden unlocked the ability to grow fresh vegetables year-round – even at temperatures below freezing. |READ MORE

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