Food products are generally quite expensive in the Arctic areas of Canada, but mainly there is a lack of fresh vegetables. That is why Inuit organization Makivik in the Canadian province of Nunavik has started with experimental vegetable cultivation.
The vegetables are cultivated in a standard 40-feet container that has been placed in the middle of Kuujjuang village. The vegetables are cultivated with the help of hydroponics. They are sown in basins containing a combination of water and nutrients.
The lighting consists of LED lights, and the temperature is being held at a constant 18 to 21 degrees Celsius. The first lettuce, Chinese cabbage, and herbs will be available in local supermarkets starting mid-January. If the experiment with fresh and affordable vegetables proves to be successful, Makivik plans to place containers in other villages as well.