Small-Scale Agriculture Workshops Continue in North Slave

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Growing season moves forward in the North Slave region with another exciting workshop designed to build Northern gardening capacity. 

The third installment of the Grow Together Garden Series, entitled North of 60 Nutrition –Right onto the Plate, will cover the nutritional value of fresh vegetables and herbs grown north of 60, maximizing and preserving nutritional value, ideal growing conditions, and the nutritional impact of cooking.  

The initiative is co-sponsored and facilitated by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and the Yellowknife Community Garden Collective (YKCGC), with additional funding from the Government of Canada’s Growing Forward program.

The Department of ITI invests in capacity-building training and seeks innovative partnerships to provide grassroots assistance in small-scale food production and community development as set forth in the priorities of the 18th Legislative Assembly.

ITI’s Lone Sorenson and YKCGC’s Audra Donison will co-facilitate the class July 25 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at YKCGC community garden site #1 on Woolgar Avenue in Yellowknife.