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Year Three

7 Garden Interns, 3 Virtual Program Packs, 5 Seed Libraries, 10 Gardens, 15 Partners, 100 Indigenous Species, 2200 Volunteer Hours, 2 Greenhouses, Homes for 1500 Indigenous Plants, Food for 1000 pollinators.

Zane Mamakeesic, Richard Jacob, Kieran Beardy, Verlin Lloyd James and Gillian Leitch; members of AlterEden’s Minogin Gitiganis crew at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, in Thunder Bay.

Peer Ambassadors from the Far North

Map of Minogin Gitiganehs water monitoring, garden, and programming locations.

Over the last 3 years, Minogin Gitiganehs has shared traditional skills, learned Indigenous language, crafted learning experiences and made good things grow.

We continue to support the invaluable interns to learn and mark their presence on the land. We are continuing to expand our reach, through important relationships. We have a lot to share with your community, as we know you have a lot to share with us.

Year One

Greenhouses were built on the DFCHS school grounds to extend the season for growing native plants and food and to provide a space for cultivation curriculum.

Designing, restoring, planning

Young members of McDowell Lake First Nation (MDL) and Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School students (DFCHS) helped AlterEden create an edible and medicinal garden complex on the DFCHS 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

Boreal Gardens
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.