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CAN (NT): Co-op's hydroponic greenhouse 'is a hit'

Yellowknife's Co-op grocery store says its hydroponic greenhouse is a success, several months after being installed.

The greenhouse, designed to allow year-round, local production of fresh produce, has been operational since March.

Jeff Kincaid, the Co-op's business development manager, said the resulting produce is "a hit" with customers.

Ottawa-based Growcer, the manufacturer, makes its greenhouses out of converted seacans. Growcer says the units are designed to withstand northern conditions down to -52C.

"There is no seasonal prep for us. It operates the same, day in, day out, every day of the year for us," said Kincaid.

Read more at Cabin Radio (Sara Wicks)


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