Greenhouse gardens in Northern Quebec
Rocky terrain, lack of soil, long winters - agricultural researchers sure have their work cut out for them when it comes to developing sustainable food sources in Northern Quebec. Some are thinking outside the box in an attempt to find solutions to reduce the high cost and poor quality of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Ellen Avard, a Phd candidate at Université Laval in the department of forestry, geography and geomatics, is one of those people. She is spearheading efforts to bring greenhouse gardens to Northern Quebec. CBC's Julia Caron met with Avard, who tells us about the already existing community greenhouse garden in Kuujjuuaq, and the many benefits and challenges of this plan.