On March 24th and 25th 2015, the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research in partnership with Yukon Government-Agriculture Branch, Community Development Fund, Public Health Agency of Canada, Recreation & Parks Association of the Yukon, Growers of Organic Foods Yukon, and others hosted a community garden and economic development gathering called Working Together to Grow More 2: Community Gardeners & Economic Development Gathering 2015. Altogether, 55 participants registered and attended the gathering, including most communities from across the Yukon, as well as representatives from Atlin British Columbia, and from the Northwest Territories.
This gathering was an opportunity to bring Yukon growers and others together to build relationships, network and share their learnings and challenges with each other, while also having opportunity to benefit from experts in growing, building capacity for community economic development, and engaging with others who are growers and leaders for food security in their community. Participants left equipped with new resources, inspiration, and a network of people they can call on while undertaking the important activities of running a successful community garden.
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