"...The Pangnirtung Greenhouse Corporation is seeking funds to construct two 42' Geodesic Greenhouse Domes in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, the reason we are doing this is due to the current problem of food security in the north; all produce, meat, and dairy products, anything that is fresh, really, is flown in on planes, as it is an isolated community, and doing this adds the added costs of freight, along with the extreme markup practices make for a 28$ cabbage. ..."
Pangnirtung Greenhouse Corporation Aviva Community Fund
On Facebook [excerpt] "...The Pangnirtung Greenhouse Corporation will construct two 42' Geodesic Greenhouse Domes in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, during the 2014 Sealift schedule; in 2015, It will construct six additional greenhouses in Iqaluit, four in Clyde River & four in Arviat -- the following year during the 2016 Sealift schedule, greenhouses would be constructed in ALL other Nunavut communities.
Each greenhouse will produce approximately 3250lbs of FRESH & LOCALLY grown fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices as well as cut flowers and house plants; the greenhouses will operate YEAR ROUND and will provide approximately 60lbs of fresh product on a weekly basis. It will also have a hot pots of different vegetable soup as an offering to the public for those two need a free hot meal.
This greenhouse in Pangnirtung alone will employ a greenhouse manager, two assistant greenhouse managers, and three student workers each school year.
It will also work with the Colleges and High Schools to create a working Agricultural, Horticultural & Greenhouse Farming class and have weekly public culinary classes and gardening classes on a "donate what you can to join the class" basis.
The Pangnirtung Greenhouse Corporation is currently seeking support for this project, Please Sign & Share with your friends and the public...."
Toronto man wants to build greenhouses in Nunavut [excerpt] "…A Toronto resident has established an organization to try and set up greenhouses in every community in Nunavut.
Nathan Lawlor has established the Pangnirtung Greenhouse Corporation and wants to set up two geodesic greenhouse domes in that community. Lawlor lived in Pangnirtung from 2005-2008 and his brother currently lives there.
Lawlor says each dome would produce more than 3200 pounds of fresh produce per year such as fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices along with cut flowers and house plants. He says the greenhouse would operate year-round, powered by solar panels in the summer and the community's diesel power plant through the months of 24-hour darkness in the winter.
Lawlor says communities should not be relying on fly-in produce…."
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