Saturday, February 12, 2011

Board meeting on Tuesday

Keep your eyes "peeled" for the new web presence.

Announcement imminent

Thursday, April 29, 2010

See you at the AGM on Wed May 19!

Hey, there, Sunshine!

We are back and ready to grow.

To get ready for planting, we have to get the house in order as a society which means...

Annual General Meeting!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Home Security and Personal Safety Course

*** Not directly related to the Iqaluit Greenhouse Society - a free seminar ***

The RCMP, in partnership with the Public Safety Committee and Qulliit Status of Women, welcome you to join us to learn tips on how to help keep you and your family safe.

Participants will learn how to reduce risk through awareness and crime prevention strategies and techniques.
Where: St. Jude’s Anglican Parish Hall

When: Thursday, October 15, 2009

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
This event is free.
For more information, or to register please contact Shylah Elliott at: 979 6690.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The IG Outreach Committee Reaches Out...

Subject: Outreach Committee

Hello greenhousers,

As your new interim Outreach Coordinator I would like to announce the formation of the greenhouse's Outreach Committee. As you can imagine, a key ingredient in this committee is committee members of which there are presently none besides me.

If you have any interest in joining and/or participating in the outreach committee and its activities please let me know by responding to this email and we'll organize a meeting.

In other news, the results of the GREAT GREENHOUSE GROW-OFF will be announced shortly - we're still researching to find numbers high enough to describe the yields of some of our garderners.

I hope you're having a great Fall,

Willie Hyndman
Interim Outreach Coordinator

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HARVEST / WorkParty, Sunday Sept 13 (Mass Reg Sept 12)

From Karen, the Prez...

Hello gardeners,

A number of end-of-season updates:


The end of season is nigh, alas. We'll be closing up the greenhouse next weekend, so I propose a final harvest/clean-up work party for next Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. Please come prepared to harvest and record your remaining produce, bag the waste materials for the composting society and perform a number of other odds and ends. We'd really appreciate having volunteers to help us. (We'll have treats for the workers!)

Anything unharvested by noon of that day is fair game for society members.


Noon of next Sunday will also be the final hour for the GREAT GREENHOUSE GROW-OFF.

If your plot would like to be entered in the "greatest produce-produced" category (most weight), please add up the individual and total totals from your plot's sheet in the binder. (It is helpful for us to have the additions done according to type, such as "beans: 1 lb," or "lettuce: 500g," etc. If you don't have time to do that, please DO NOT remove the sheet from the binder, so we can add it up for our records.) The prize for that category is a $100 gift certificate for Lee Valley.

If your plot would like to be entered in either the "best single vegetable" category, please submit a photo and/or weight of the vegetable you would like considered. The prize for that category is a copy of the awesome companion gardening book: Carrots Love Tomatoes.

And finally, if your plot would like to be considered for the "most creative use of plot space" category, please submit a photo. The prize for that is a copy of the also awesome book: All New Square Foot Gardening."


As the greenhouse is a work-in-progress, we appreciate any/all feedback from our members. Attached to Karen's email is a fairly simple comment card, and we would really appreciate it if you filled it out and returned it via email. (if you did not get it, go to, to copy and paste to your email. If you would prefer to comment anonymously, feel free to print it out and tuck it in back of the green binder in the greenhouse. Your feedback will go a long way to shaping how the greenhouse functions next summer.

Once we compile everyone's notes and tally the final weights, we'll hold a wrap-up meeting for those interested in closing out the season with us.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing lots of people out to the greenhouse next Sunday morning!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Volunteer at Mass Registration (plus, article on us in Le Devoir)

President Karen sends an APB...

Hello, Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! We have a couple little jobs that need doing by some intrepid members...

1) Le Devoir published a great article about our greenhouse and Jim Little's in a recent edition - Jardiner sous le soleil de minuit by Hélène Buzzetti. A volunteer, David Rochette, did a French to English written translation of it for our members, merci! ( Translation at

2) Mass Registration event this year on Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (set-up at 10:30 a.m.) at Cadet Hall - we have a table again. Need YOU to volunteer. We will be passing on information, showcasing some greenery and letting people know how they can get involved. If anyone thinks they can spare some time sitting at the booth, would be appreciated. Doesn't have to be the whole thing, and could just be to help set up.

Please let me know if you can volunteer your time for either of these!


Karen (

More info on Jim Little for composting
The Bill Mackenzie Humanitarian Society
Box 1839
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Volunteer in the Society - That means YOU!

Hello gardeners,

Just putting a couple volunteer opportunities out there, in case some members are chomping at the bit to take on a larger role in the greenhouse society over the next year.

We are looking for members interested in the following:

This person will chair a committee to promote awareness and participation in the greenhouse and related themes. Activities could include, but are not restricted to, event coordination, media outreach and publication development. The ideal person would be creative, self-motivated and keenly interested developing the greenhouse as a sustainable and welcoming community resource. He/she would have to occasionally attend board meetings, and would likely work most closely with the GH chair and the GH webmaster.

These members will assist the chair of the research committee to identify research priorities for the greenhouse and its members, establish basic research regimens, and liaise with potential scientific partners. Members will likely not be required to attend board meetings. This committee will likely work most closely with the GH vice-chair and the GH operations committee chair.

Unfortunately I can't give you an estimated time commitment for either of these, as we expect the volunteers would be fairly self-directed. However, if you would like to chat more about the research committee, please contact Erin Gordey (cc'ed to this email). And if you would like to chat more about the outreach committee, please contact me at this email.

I eagerly await the deluge of correspondence from interested members. :)