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.
Designing, restoring, planning
Young members of McDowell Lake First Nation (MDL), Regional Multicultural Youth Council (RMYC) and Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFC) have co-created a food security complex on the DFC grounds in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
What a blessing to be generously supported by the United Steelworkers Humanity Fund.
Supporting food sovereignty
We have 3 new seed libraries to celebrate!
MDL, RMYC and DFC each have a diverse aray of precontact, heirloom, pollinator, herb and Boreal forest seeds, plus 3 new librarians!
Starting with sowing
Boreal forest plants feed insects, birds, big and small mammals and humans too.
We built 2 greenhouses that will extend the seasons and provide plants for food and gardens on the DFC school grounds.
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.