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Explore topics pertaining to food security, nutrition, remote communities, horticulture, and more, as written by our team members!

5 Simple Steps to Composting

Cut the Waste; Grow the Future You might be familiar with the concept of "breaking fully in order to rebuild fully". The phrase highlights the notion that sometimes, even at our lowest times, the opportunity to start again from scratch may allow us to reach higher ground or new levels of success. In the same […]
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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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Meet Korina, Green Iglu’s Project Manager

Get to know Korina Boettcher, Project Manager at Green Iglu! Here are a few words from Korina herself. As a Project Manager for Green Iglu, I have a strong background in logistics, purchasing and managing. I have only dabbled in growing my own vegetables and to be honest I am a lazy gardener. I have […]
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ZipGrow: Redefining Growing Through Hydroponics

I had the opportunity to sit down and pick the brain of Eric Lang, the President and Co-Founder of ZipGrow Inc, with the help of Katherine McDonald, the Business Manager, and Mama, the office cat. ZipGrow is a global manufacturer of hydroponic systems. The Cornwall, Ontario-based company is an influential partner of Green Iglu due […]
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