To create sustainable community gardens in partnership with remote northern Ontario First Nation communities. 49 Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities. 49 community gardens.
Empower. Engage. Restore. Reconnect.
We aim to empower communities to build, nurture and maintain large, sustainable gardens that will help to improve health, affordability and a sense of security around food. We will engage elementary school children to ensure sustainability with the next generation. We aim to restore traditional wisdom and knowledge of plants as medicine. We aim to foster reconnection between communities with a communication strategy that encourages sharing of gardening techniques, stories and recipes.
The Boreal Garden Project
Responding to the urgent need for fresh fruit and vegetables in Ontario’s remote, northern First Nation communities.
We believe in the right to food self determination. We believe that reconciliation between North and South, Native and non-Native Canadians is about building respectful relationships and needs to include a synergistic approach to providing fresh and affordable food to all.