Courses to learn how to grow food sustainably in greenhouses
The Sustainable Agriculture training course is a four-week program that will provide participants with the ability to build and work on gardens in a greenhouse. Training will include growing food, creating a food security project and learning how to build a greenhouse. Participants will gain knowledge needed to grow food sustainably in northern climates.
This program is part of the Green Skills Academy run by Relay Education and is being delivered in partnership with Green Iglu. The courses are being offered in specific Indigenous communities in 2023. Courses are not open to the general public.
Where the greenhouse courses are happening:
- Ga Gitigemi Gamik (Gore Bay): Ongoing
- Bilijk: Ongoing
- Enterprise: July 10-31, 2023
- Red Deer: July 13-Aug 26, 2023 (open to all local residents to register)
- Kinngait: Aug 8-Sept 1, 2023
- Red Deer: Sept 11, 2023 (open to all local residents to register)
This course is 120 hours completed over multiple weeks with flexible timing. Details below provide an example of the breakdown of the course hours required.
Building greenhouse on-site – 30 hours
Gardening workshops on-site – 30 hours
Homework – 30 hours
Online learning – 30 hours
Questions? Reach out to Jessica Wilson, Program Coordinator, for more information.