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Strengthening food sovereignty by growing locally.

Green Iglu improves food security and overall wellness through community-led partnerships across Canada.
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A homegrown solution

Nearly six million Canadians lack access to sufficient food, or food of adequate quality, to meet their basic needs. This crisis disproportionately impacts remote and Indigenous communities due to widespread poverty, high shipping costs and short or non-existent growing seasons. 

Green Iglu’s mission is to empower communities by putting food production back into the hands of the people through locally-driven partnerships.
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1 in 8 households
in Canada

is without reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable and nutritious food.

But now, changes are happening. We’ve begun a new chapter. We have found methods to put food systems back in the hands of the people.
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Mission

We partner with remote and Indigenous communities to build greenhouse infrastructure and offer culturally tailored training in food production, working toward the goal of food sovereignty.

Solutions

We serve as a resource for communities that are implementing and operating their own greenhouse infrastructure and growing technologies.
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EDUCATION

An integral part of Green Iglu’s mission of promoting food sovereignty is to offer horticulture and nutrition programming to interested community members and youth, in a way that relates to their culture and surrounding environment.
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Training

Each project is owned and operated by the community, and can be a space to grow fresh food, gather, host classrooms, heal together, and more. To ensure each community can be successful with their food sovereignty goals, we provide customized on-site training.
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Milestone

9

COMMUNITIES

11

JOBS
CREATED

50%

PRICE
REDUCTION

615

STUDENTS
ENGAGED

5

GREENHOUSES

9.5K

SERVINGS OF FOOD
DISTRIBUTED
Summer 2019

56K

VOLUNTEER
HOURS

30

PARTNERS

Message from our Executive Director

Recently, our team here at Green Iglu has received some open and honest feedback from the Northern and Indigenous communities in which we have been invited to work.

There has been an overall message from them that we are in drastic need of time for reflecting, rebuilding and reevaluating how we are demonstrating our Core Values of Community, Integrity, Collaboration and Environment.

We at Green Iglu are grateful that time has been taken to educate us on our mistakes, and we are working to fix them and strive to continuously be better.

Green Iglu is but one tool being used by remote communities to tackle issues of food security, food sovereignty and community wellness. We are actively deconstructing our practices that are rooted in colonialism, and work on moving forward in a positive way.

We have many new and exciting things on the horizon.

We look forward to relaunching this website soon, with content that reflects the truth: that the hard work and project development isn't ours. It comes from the communities we are privileged to serve. Please contact us if you are interested in working with us at info@greeniglu.com.

Respectfully,
Ray Solotki
Executive Director

raygan@greeniglu.com

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Gardening Tips from Ashley

Levelling Up Your Greenhouse Gardening - Part 2 Ashley, our Project Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, is a mastermind at sourcing things in a sustainable manner and making use of the fresh ingredients available in each season. She started with Green Iglu as a Greenhouse Technician, so also knows all the ins and outs of gardening. […]

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Levelling Up in Greenhouse Gardening

Gardening Tips from the Team As a very curious outdoor enthusiast who has yet to have a backyard and garden of my own, I recently went to the Greenhouse Technicians curious to hear their best gardening tips. These are the folks at Green Iglu who help you set up your greenhouse and start growing. It […]

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Indigenous-Led Responsible Aquaculture & the Future of Food Security

Across Canada, over 28% of Indigenous households face food insecurity, which is far greater than the overall population average of 13%. In remote communities of the North, the rate is even higher. Issues around food security are complex and are tied to a myriad of factors including socioeconomic inequity, government social policy, and lack of […]

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Gardening Tips from Ashley

Levelling Up Your Greenhouse Gardening - Part 2 Ashley, our Project Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, is a mastermind at sourcing things in a sustainable manner and making use of the fresh ingredients available in each season. She started with Green Iglu as a Greenhouse Technician, so also knows all the ins and outs of gardening. […]

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Levelling Up in Greenhouse Gardening

Gardening Tips from the Team As a very curious outdoor enthusiast who has yet to have a backyard and garden of my own, I recently went to the Greenhouse Technicians curious to hear their best gardening tips. These are the folks at Green Iglu who help you set up your greenhouse and start growing. It […]

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Indigenous-Led Responsible Aquaculture & the Future of Food Security

Across Canada, over 28% of Indigenous households face food insecurity, which is far greater than the overall population average of 13%. In remote communities of the North, the rate is even higher. Issues around food security are complex and are tied to a myriad of factors including socioeconomic inequity, government social policy, and lack of […]

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Green Iglu recognizes that our Red Deer office is situated on Treaty 7 land, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples. The region also falls under Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We are also grateful to be invited to other territories with their own jurisdictions.
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