Growing Good Food Ideas: Nishnawbe Aski Nation Get Growing Project

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Author: Ravi Singh

Posted: April 24, 2013

Categories: Growing Good Food Ideas / Videos

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The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Get Growing Project is an inspiring example of community members coming together to tackle issues of food access and food insecurity from the ground up. As explained by Wendy Trylinski, Community Program Coordinator at NAN, the Get Growing project is a community-based initiative focused on securing access to healthy and affordable food, especially in more remote communities. Currently, five First Nations communities have been involved in the project, which has supplied members of those communities with the skills and tools for growing food in their own community gardens. The project has experienced incredible success in its pilot stage and hopes to expand into more communities in the future.