Macro Properties funded the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society Greenhouse Pilot Project to a total of $4,400.

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Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society

Greenhouse Pilot Project to a total of $4,400

The Greenhouse Pilot Project was a huge success, lasting from March to September 2019. With the generous support from Macro Properties, the Society was able to purchase the containers, soils, seeds, and fertilizers necessary to plant and harvest an entire 100′ greenhouse. The goal of the project was to experiment with the feasibility of large scale container gardening for the purposes of improving food security amongst Nisga’a members in Prince Rupert and Port Edward. By the end of summer, approximately $4,000 worth of cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and mixed greens were harvested from the greenhouse and distributed at the Nisga’a Hall. At the highest harvest, over 50 cucumbers per week were being made available. A number of volunteers participated in weekly harvests and growing workshops. The demand and excitement from our members created by this pilot project has been overwhelming, and the Society is now planning for another food security project next year.

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