Thursday, 25 February 2016

Episode 29 – Sub-zero Produce

This month, on Produce Talks, we turn our attention to a project aimed at addressing food security issues in northern communities.  Glenn Scott, from Agriartic, joins us to discuss the Agridome, a controlled environment growing facility that is operating year round in Whitehorse, Yukon.  Currently, Glenn is conducting a feasibility study supported by Yukon Research Centre – Cold Climate Innovations, Yukon Agriculture, HydeAway Domes and däna Näye Ventures to determine the viability of commercial production facilities throughout the north.

The Agridome

With a consistent drive to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables it’s easy to see why projects like this one are intriguing, but what impact can this have on the capacity of communities in the north to grow their own fruits and vegetables year round?   Glenn shares with us the origin of the project, how it all came together and his our look on the future of year-round northern agriculture.

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You can find more information on the project by visiting Agriarctic, their Facebook and Twitter.

Tomatoes growing in the Agridome
Winter Kale from inside the Agridome