Vegetable upstart in Norway House beginning to sprout

A hydroponic garden project by Norway House Cree Nation called Life Water Gardens is finally selling its vegetables this month since the project started one year ago. Life Water Gardens provides fresh and uncontaminated produce every week that will be sold affordably and delivered to the community’s grocery store without any shipping cost. 

Norway House Chief Larson Anderson said it is hard to get fresh produce into northern Manitoba. “With this program, we are able to provide community members with fresh food,” he said on Wednesday. “As most people know, we have severe health issues in the north and having a healthy diet is important to us.” Norway House spent a year providing free vegetables to businesses and different organizations within the community before selling their produce at their local store. 

Anderson added that the project is a springboard to an initiative that the council is working on. “The initiative is to provide greenhouses for up to 50 families to raise their interest and get them to grow crops, vegetables and even flowers. We have already designed the greenhouses for individual homes,” he said. 

Read more at Winnipeg Sun (Nicole Wong) 

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