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Inuvik Gardeners...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Welcome to the Inuvik Community Greenhouse, home of the

Community Garden Society of Inuvik and thousands of plants!

Inuvik is a north-western region of the Northwest Territories, Canada.

The population is a mix of Athabascan-speaking North American Indians,

Inuit (Eskimo), and other Canadians. It's so far north that half the year

there's very little sun, and the other half of the year there is sunshine

24 hours a day.

It is the most northerly greenhouse in North America and the only

Community Greenhouse of its kind in the world!

The greenhouse holds 174 full-size plots. Each full plot is approximately

8 ft. by 4 ft. The rental fee per full plot is $50 per plot.

Each member pays a $25 membership fee per year and completes

15 volunteer hours. The greenhouse is naturally heated through

the summer by the 24 hour sunlight.

Members are able to grow anything they like, and with the 24hour sunlight,

anything is possible! Greens such as spinach, chard, and lettuce grow very well,

and many members get multiple crops each year.

Tomatoes, carrots, peas, herbs, strawberries, rhubarb, zucchini, and squash

are among the common crops. Flowers abound, and rarer crops include

flax, cucumbers, raspberries, Asian greens, roses, kohlrabi, and watermelons!

Who says you can't grow vegetables, fruits and flowers in the far North?
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