In 2019, Earth Connections provided 6 Yorkton Area First Nations with Raised beds, Garden Towers, Seed Starting Kits, and seed packs. (Kahkewistahaw First Nation, Key First Nation, Zagime Anishinabek, Keeseekoose First Nation, Cote First Nation, and Ocean Man First Nation). These same communities received 130 raised beds for community growing in 2020. The Yorkton Tribal Health Centre set up 3 Cold Frames.
We attended a Garden Meeting to answer food security and gardening questions, and provided seeds for community members. (April 2019)
In 2018 three garden towers were set up in the community school. The community established a community garden in the spring of 2020, including 6 cold frames provided by Earth Connections.
In July 2018, Earth Connections was happy to be called upon by the Prince Albert Grand Council to discuss challenges and strategies of gardening in the north at a two day workshop. The Hatchet Lake Health Centre received 6 Cold Frames.
Organic Food DistributorsWe enjoyed showing our products and making connections at the street stall on Saturdays at the Saskatoon Farmers Market. We were there with our award-winning (Green Thumb Award, 2016) GardenTower and sometimes with certified organic produce from the Flying Dust First Nation! (May-Oct, 2016)
The Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in association with Canadian Feed the children has 2 Garden towers, 1 for the daycare program and one for the school. In January and February 2018, Earth Connections facilitated a 5 day Gardening and Greenhouse course for members of Beardy’s & Okemasis, Ahtahkakoop, and Muskeg Lake Cree Nations, funded through Canadian Feed The Children. Each community received a Cold Frame for community growing. Muskeg Lake Cree Nation went on to establish a 3 acre food forest. (Add Link to video featuring the food forest, posted to EC Facebook page October 2018). Earth Connections was honoured to be invited by Willow Creek Health Services to facilitate two, one-day gardening workshops to assist with their Community Garden Project in May of 2018. Ahtahkakoop School added 9 Garden Towers to their Library Resource Centre in the fall of 2019.