A project in the Norway House Cree Nation is starting to bear fruit. Or vegetables in this case. One year ago, the northern Manitoba First Nation began a hydroponic garden project, Life Water Gardens, that would see residents of the community grow vegetables.
Last week, the project celebrated a milestone, selling its vegetables in the community’s local grocery store. “In order to be able to get to that stage and have them sitting in local grocery stores, it’s huge, it’s a big accomplishment,” said Norway House Chief Larson Anderson in a phone conversation earlier this week.
According to Anderson the program was an initiative between the First Nation, the province, and BDO. “We started exploring the potential and the idea, and I guess from there, interest grew,” he said.
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