Project Growing North Turns Goal into Reality

  • By Team #C2UExpo
  • 23 Dec, 2016

Enactus Ryerson Students Work to Alleviate Food Insecurity in Canada's Far North

When the first crop is harvested in the  Project Growing North  greenhouse in Naujaat, Nunavut this spring, no one will be cheering louder than Stefany Nieto.

Nieto, a fourth-year student at the Ted Rogers School of Management, is the co-project manager, along with fellow TRSM student Ben Canning, of Project Growing North, an  Enactus Ryerson  initiative that has raised funds and provided labour to build a greenhouse that will provide fresh vegetables to this isolated northern community at a reasonable cost. The greenhouse was finished this month and planting will begin in March.

Project Growing North addresses both food insecurity and health issues for the people in the Hudson Bay hamlet of Naujaat, population 1,000. Generally, residents of Northern communities pay an average of four times the price that Ontarians pay for vegetables and herbs. Given the frigid temperatures much of the year, Naujaat residents have been unable to grow their own produce – until now.

The idea of a greenhouse was conceived through consultations with local residents, and Nieto says the only way such a project can be sustainable “is if the community embraces it.”

For the full article from Ryerson University click here .

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