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Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador greenhouse hopes to expand

According to an article on The Western Star, a group of business people from Newfoundland and Labrador have started their own greenhouse operation that is now hoping to expand. Blaine Hussey, one of the company directors, said the operation is a private venture to date. The idea was derived out of necessity, as he and his partners are aware that there is a need for it when you look at living on an island that has issues like food sustainability and security.

Hussey's company, Growing for Life, plans to operate year-round to provide fresh vegetables to market, starting with tomatoes being grown now at Black Duck Siding facility which is located near Stephenville Crossing.

Growing for Life has already proven that tomatoes can be grown hydroponically in Newfoundland and Labrador the same way as they are in other provinces.

Louis MacDonald, another director with Growing for Life, said they want to expand to grow other vegetables such as peppers, Boston and Bibb lettuce and cucumbers, but on a small scale due to there not being as strong a market for the latter in this province.


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