Farm training set for growth

Fred Punch from Trout Lake, Sharon Pekok and Jackie Milne of Hay River, and Yellowknife resident Whitney Jason prepare to work on Milne's garden at her home. Milne has been cultivating land in the industrial area for five years. Photo by Sarah Ladik NNSL

Fred Punch from Trout Lake, Sharon Pekok and Jackie Milne of Hay River, and Yellowknife resident Whitney Jason prepare to work on Milne’s garden at her home. Milne has been cultivating land in the industrial area for five years.
Photo by Sarah Ladik
NNSL

Proponents for the Northern Farm Training Institute now have the land, the money and the buildings under construction to start their first season with a proper campus, and now they have turned to the community in search of greater participation.

“We have ideas, of course, but we thought it would be fun to ask you guys what you would do if you were to put a farm here on this site,” said Jackie Milne at last week’s public meeting.

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