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Year One

50 young gardeners, 3 seed libraries, 5 gardens, 10 partner groups, 100+ Indigenous species, 2000+ volunteer hours, 2 greenhouses built and 1000+ Indigenous plants planted


We built 2 greenhouses that will extend the seasons and provide plants for food and gardens on the DFC school grounds.

Designing, restoring, planning

Young members of McDowell Lake First Nation (MDL) were joined by Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School students (DFC) and Regional Multicultural Youth Council (RMYC) to help AlterEden create an experiential edible and medicinal garden complex on the DFC grounds in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Thank You!

Minigin Gitiganehs has been generously supported by the United Steelworkers Humanity Fund.


We have 3 new seed libraries supporting food sovereignty!

Each one has a diverse array of pre-contact, heirloom, pollinator, herb and Boreal forest seeds, plus 3 new librarians!

Special thanks to Urban Harvest for seeds of distinction
Yarrow seeds started in late Winter


Just being Boreal

Inspired by woods where bears, lynx and humans are fed by the forest, our gardens provide a feast of berries, ferns, roots, grasses, needles and leaves.

They are also beautiful, peaceful places to hang out.

Connecting forces, we are growing healthy food, healing ourselves, restoring the forest and healing the planet together!

Join us for YEAR TWO!