Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Vertical Garden Farming

Program Summary

Vertical farming arrived in the Opaskwayak Cree First Nation, one of Manitoba’s largest reserves, in February. Unlike traditional farming, vertical farming brings the process indoors and allows a person to control environmental variables, such as light and water, to speed up the process.
At the moment, Opaskwayak’s vertical farm is limited to leafy vegetables and some root vegetables, but there are plans to grow fruits and grains sometime in the near future.
 

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