New Members Welcome!

Every year the rumors fly that we are FULL. We are not! In fact, we don’t even open until the end of April, and usually have about 30% of last year’s members not return due to leaving town/no time to garden/etc.


If we are full, we would still find you space! Garden with friends, in teams, in pairs, as a group… we want to see this year full to the brim! Let’s make this a banner year for positive community building, LOADS of food grown and harvested, minimal food waste and LOTS of fun, family friendly activities.

Our AGM and opening day will be APRIL 25th.

Contact for more information on how you can be involved.

Welcome to our 20th Season!

New and Returning members! We are so excited to get organized for our 2018 season! The Community Garden Society started up in 1998, making this our 20th year! Come join us – plots still available!

Pay/info sessions are set up for the following days:

Inuvik Centennial Library
Tues, March 27, 7-9pm

Sat, April 8, 2-4pm

Inuvik Community Greenhouse

Sat April 21, 3-4pm before the AGM which starts at 4

Click this link to download our 2018 Membership Agreement: Greenhouse Membership Forms

Click this link to download our 2018 Membership Manual (printed copied available at the information sessions):  2018 GH Membership Booklet Final

Info sessions don’t work for you? Contact Jenna at to set up a time to meet with her to pay.

You will notice only a few small changes this year.  The first being that if you want to choose to not receive the information on the mandatory volunteer hours, you can pay in advance, and recieve a discount on the total price. And the second being that all mandatory hours must be completed by December 31, 2018 – so please ensure if you choose to work your volunteer hours, that your post dated cheque reflect this change and be written for January 15th, 2019.



In case you missed it… we need summer staff for the 2018 season!

Check out for our 2 positions. We are recruiting for Summer Coordinator and also for Student Interns.

Resumes accepted through only!

Deadline to apply: March 5th, 2018

Raffle Tickets available!

We are raising funds by a new means this year! Instead of weekly Bingo, we will be doing a larger raffle. Tickets are $20 and you can get them from one of our ticket seller members (Jenette White, Gloria Watsyk, Paul Watters, Amanda Chaulk, Karen Maxwell, Elise Decarie-Jean – and a few more to potentially be added!) or directly from the greenhouse (by email –

We hope to get away from our volunteers spending so much time at the Dome on Mondays, and also offering a great incentive to buy a ticket – COME VISIT US! You don’t have to live in Inuvik to win!!!! 

Good Food Organization Program!

The Inuvik Community Greenhouse joins organizations from across Canada in working towards a healthy and equitable food system

Inuvik, NT, Canada — It’s a good food (and news!) story. The Inuvik Community Greenhouse is pleased to announce that we have joined Community Food Centres Canada’s Good Food Organizations program to showcase our commitment to offering impactful community food programs based in principles of health, empowerment, and respect. With over 130 other Good Food Organizations and eight Community Food Centres across the country, we are working toward a healthy and fair food system.

Launched in 2014, the Good Food Organizations program offers access to tools and resources, customized training, attendance at an annual conference, and chances to network and promote shared priorities. By working together through a set of shared principles, this important initiative connects the Inuvik Community Greenhouse to like-minded and progressive organizations across the country that are using food to tackle problems of poor health, inequality, hunger, and poverty.

2018 is the Inuvik Community Greenhouse’s 20th year in operation, and 2019 will be the 20th growing season. What a perfect time to really look at our mandate of “building community through gardening”. We are proud of all we have accomplished in the last 20 years, but we can always do more! Last year, we started a new initiative, in which we empowered our northern neighbours to work on their own growing power, and produce their own local food. We are excited to expand that program next year, and see more local growers producing high quality, locally grown, fresh produce!

We wanted to become a Good Food Organization to become a part of a network of people who are passionate about food security, and real solutions for those who are trying to feed their families in a sustainable, nutritious and culturally appropriate way.

“The Good Food Organizations program provides support and inspiration to organizations across the country — community health centres, food banks, community markets, and many others — that are doing important grassroots food work,” said Kathryn Scharf COO for Community Food Centres Canada. We have seen how when community food programs foreground healthy food in a dignified setting that offers meaningful opportunities for engagement, there can be a profoundly positive impact on people’s health and overall well-being. We want to amplify these outcomes to build a national case for an investment in healthy food for all.”

See a complete list of the Good Food Organizations here

 Media inquiries: Ray Solotki, Executive Director, Inuvik Community Greenhouse. 867-777-7855 or (email is best off season!)

 Media inquiries: Christina Palassio, Director of Communications, Community Food Centres Canada

416 531 8826 ext. 229 or

 Inuvik Community Greenhouse – building community through gardening. Visit us at or follow @inuvikgh

 The Good Food Organizations program is offered by Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC). CFCC builds health, belonging, and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food. CFCC also works with the broader food movement to build greater capacity for impact and to empower communities to work toward a healthy and fair food system. For more information, visit or follow @aplaceforfood.

Convenient Compost Collection in Inuvik

Help reduce your organic wastes, create soil, and support the Inuvik Community Greenhouse!

How does it work? We will come collect your organic waste once a week, every two weeks or once a month – you decide. You will get a reminder email on Monday to tell you to put your compost outside on Tuesday morning. You choose how – a bag, box or container. If you want the container returned, just put your name/address on the outside and we will rinse and return it.   Any organic material (except meat, oil or animal waste) generally can be composted.

How much does it cost? Pick up is prepaid at $5 per pick up. Book 6 or more pick ups in advance, and get 10% off! EMT accepted to

You have the choice of weekly, biweekly or monthly. Biweekly is our recommended amount.
1-5 pick ups prepaid = $5/pick up
6 pick ups (eg. 3 months on biweekly service) = $27
10 pick ups (eg. 5 months on biweekly service) = $45
Contact us for more information or to sign up at !!

Pumpkin Contest!

Drop off your pumpkin this week to create a magical “Pumpkin Alley” in the greenhouse. Come by on Friday from 9-11am or 5-7pm to vote for your favourite! Winning pumpkin will receive a 1st place ribbon and $25!

Entry to Greenhouse to view pumpkins by donation!

For those dropping off pumpkins, please write your name and number on the bottom! As no one is on site, pumpkins can be left in the entry way.