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AG in the Classroom

In the past year Helen Green and Jackie Milne have been planting gardens with students in classrooms throughout the South Slave region....

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Steven Harper

On August 22nd Priminister Stephen Harper announced in Ft. Smith, NT that the Northern Farm Training Institute would be given $2 million...

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Check out all the recent articles about NFTI

The Northern Farm Training Institute had a very exciting and successful first season in 2013.

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Empowering People, Strengthening Communities, Creating Sustainability!

Applications are now being accepted for the second year of this exciting experiential training school designed by Northerners, run by...

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Getting started

There's an exciting new movement sweeping the globe that focuses on local sustainability in response to peak oil and climate change....

Welcome to the Territorial Farmers Association

The Territorial Farmers Association (TFA) welcomes you to our new webpage.  After searching and reviewing countless other websites, the TFA board of directors came to the realization that information specific to northern gardening and agriculture was lacking on the internet.  At that point, we decided to update our existing site and take on the challenge of create a space with information posted by northern farmers to assist in the successful growth of our industry and to foster an agriculture community throughout the Northwest Territories.  This site will be maintained and updated frequently with new articles, tips and advice from some of the most inspirational and progressive gardeners North of 60.    

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On August 22nd Priminister Stephen Harper announced in Ft. Smith, NT that the Northern Farm Training Institute would be given $2 million funding over the course of 2 years to build a farm training campus on a piece of land just outside of Hay River, to teach and develop sustainable agriculture practices specifically geared towards northern food production and to address and overcome food...

The Northern Farm Training Institute had a very exciting and successful first season in 2013.

Newsprint:

http://norj.ca/2013/09/northern-farm-school-graduates-cultivate-skills/

http://www.cbc...

Jackie Milne harvesting greenhouse carrots Hay River NWT

Applications are now being accepted for the second year of this exciting experiential training school designed by Northerners, run by Northerners and for Northerners!

The Northern Farm Training Institute provides an opportunity for aspiring and active gardeners from across the NWT to travel to Hay River and participate in a series of training opportunities on established agricultural...

Tired of having to buy new plastic containers or peat pellets or save your milk jugs every year to start your seedlings? This year, try starting your seedlings using the soil block method instead and save time, money and space. It is a bit pricey at first as you need to purchase the blocks but then you are good to go for many, many years of gardening. They are also useful if you want a large...

If you have a limited land base, lack growing space or are interested in maximizing productivity and diversity, consider moving to a raised bed style of gardening.  Popular with market gardeners (of all sizes), SPIN farmers and urban farmers, this style of garden design is one of the easiest and most efficient way to become more self-sufficient on the local food front (numerous studies have...