We have launched our Nurturing Possibilities Garden Program.
With the help of sponsorship funds, DueNORTH is offering each public school in Nunavut the opportunity to apply for and receive a vertical aeroponic growing system (tower garden) for its classrooms. As interactive educational tools, growing gardens are multi-dimensional. With the potential to engage students of all ages, they can be utilized as major components of science, mathematics and business courses at any level.
Tower gardens also offer:
-Nutritious and fresh food for the children of the community
–An educational platform that can be used at any grade level for different purposes, from the simplicity of watching plants grow at a primary level to the running of controlled experiments at a senior level.
-An opportunity for students interested in business to harvest, package and sell any surplus to the community.
–A collective pride as students nurture their own plants.
If you are a teacher, school principal or representative of a school, you can apply here to receive a growing tower. It is very important to us that this initiative has community support, so please consult your fellow teachers and community members before submitting an application. The instruction manual provided is in the process of being translated into Inuktitut so everyone in the community can use and enjoy.