Ulnooweg Education Centre works to address the needs of our communities. The Community Garden and Food Security initiative was created in response to an increase in food insecurity within Indigenous communities.  

This initiative establishes the infrastructure needed to grow, harvest, and deliver qualitative, accessible, and healthy locally-grown foods. This program is actively engaged in expanding food sovereignty, reducing poverty and economic insecurity through community-based agricultural and food programs. This includes job development, educational programming, and opportunities for community members to actively engage in all aspects of the food system. 

Agriculture Programs

Community Garden and Food Security Initiative

This program is a three-phased approach to build a permanent community-based greenhouse, field house, and outdoor garden within each partnered community. This process is currently underway with five partner First Nation communities across Mi’kma’kiPotlotek, Lennox Island, Eel River Bar, Annapolis Valley, and Miawpukek


The Vision and Objectives:  

  • To celebrate the principles of Netukulimk, ecological sustainability, and sustainable livelihoods for food providers.  
  • Create and provide additional means and opportunities for community members to actively engage in all aspects of the food system.  
  • Increase the quality and availability of healthy, locally grown foods.  
  • Provide garden training and educational resources to community and its members. 
  • Provide more opportunity for food to be celebrated as central to both culture and community.  

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in one of our programs?

If you’d like to learn more about our Agriculture initiative or greenhouse program, contact us today.