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"YK Food Matters” A PechaKucha night

posted 21 Oct 2016, 13:03 by David Taylor

Thursday, October 27, 7-10:00 pm
Museum auditorium

YKFM Facilitators
Hosts: Yellowknife Farmers Market, NWTRPA & PWNHC

Public Talk - Food sovereignty and self-determination

posted 21 Oct 2016, 12:56 by David Taylor

Tuesday, October 25 7:00-9:30 pm, Northern United Place
with Winona Laduke  
Tea and bannock to follow

Hosts: Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dene Nahjo and Dechinta Bush University

SEED – The Untold Story

posted 21 Oct 2016, 12:52 by David Taylor

October 24, 7-10:00 pm Museum Auditorium
Winona LaDuke  |  Honor The Earth 
first screening in Canada!
Hosts: Northern Farm Training Institute & Ecology North


posted 21 Oct 2016, 12:41 by David Taylor

Date: Sunday, October 23

Time: 1PM – 4:30PM

Location: Prince of Wales Museum Auditorium, Yellowknife

Facilitator:  Dr. Steven Seefeldt, State Horticulturist with the University of Alaska (read more here:  https://www.uaf.edu/ces/ah/)


·         Pests, Diseases and Invasive Weeds in Vegetable Gardens

·         Advancing North of 60 Food Growing Skills

·         Questions & Answers w/Dr. Seefeldt

Grow together Brown Bag Lunch - City YK Park/ Somba K’e Park

posted 23 Jun 2016, 08:15 by David Taylor   [ updated 5 Aug 2016, 11:21 ]

As part of the GROW together gardening workshop series, the Yellowknife Community Garden Collective and ITI, North Slave Agriculture team are hosting a bi-weekly brown bag lunch event and you are invited! It is happening every second Tuesday throughout the summer and fall.

Share garden tips and ask questions during lunch hour at the City YK Park/ Somba K’e Park.

Bring lunch and a blanket and your gardening questions or tips.

June 28: Feeding your plants, hilling potatoes
July 12: Succession Planting
July 26: North of 60 Nutrition right onto the plate
August 9: Picking beans; when to pick, how to pick, what they look like, how to plant and what to do with them when you have too many to eat. 
August 23: Food preservation – how to pickle, jam, dry and freeze food.
September 6: Final harvests and garden rest
If you know of anyone that would like to be added to the distribution list, please provide the full name, phone number and email address to Laura_Vittrekwa@gov.nt.ca

For more information contact Agriculture Mentor for the North Slave Region, lone_sorensen@gov.nt.ca 

Growing Healthy Food in the North: A Garden Tour

posted 21 Jun 2016, 16:22 by David Taylor

July 197:00-9:30pm

Free. Space is limit so please register early: nwtwellnesssociety@gmail.com

The food security garden tour is meant to be an experiential voyage around Yellowknife. Where possible, garden facilitators will be at different places to demonstrate the opportunities to grow healthy food right here in the North. Container food gardens, plots at the community garden, hydroponics, this tour will show a variety of ways to grow healthy food for your family, right here at home.

Garden hosts: If you want your garden included in the tour contact the Wellness Society

Food Systems Innovation in the NWT and Beyond

posted 2 Jun 2016, 20:57 by David Taylor   [ updated 2 Jun 2016, 20:57 ]

Consumer interest in and demand for local food is growing.  Learn about the challenges of food sustainability in a rapidly growing world at the next Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series on June 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly building.   Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University will be speaking on Food Systems Innovation in the NWT and Beyond.  She is the founding Director for the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.  Her research and teaching combine her passions for sustainable food systems and community viability through civil society engagement and innovative governance.

Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series is a forum for a wide variety of speakers to present current ideas, science, traditional knowledge, and issues relevant to the Northwest Territories and beyond.  There will be time for questions after the presentation.

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