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The NRC is working with partners in Canada’s North to grow fruits and vegetables locally – NRC

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 2022109 Views

From: National Research Council Canada

May 04, 2022 – Gjoa Haven, Nunavut

In isolated communities or remote locations, it can be difficult to access fresh fruits and vegetables. The Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Research Centre is collaborating with partners in Canada’s North on an initiative to help develop methods and solutions to grow plants in harsh environments.

Researchers from the Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Research Centre, with the support of the Energy, Mining and Environment and Construction Research Centres, are working with partners from the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the Canadian Space Agency to adapt a research pod into an efficient, and sustainable production unit tailored to the needs of the community of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. The project, named Naurvik, which means “growing place”, is a community-driven initiative that will see the development of technology to provide year-round plant growth within the community, through controlled environmental units powered by renewable wind and solar energy sources.

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