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Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut: Teacher in remote Inuit community teaches students to garden

Qikiqtarjuaq formerly known as Broughton Island is a community located on the island of the same name in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. The island is known for Arctic wildlife and whale watching. At the 2016 census the population was 598.

Malcolm, who teaches at the Inuksuit School, is trying to help combat food insecurity for his students by teaching them to grow their own fruits and vegetables.

By Ellen Brait
The Star
April 26, 2017

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Malcolm said he plans to offer gardening as a weekly science project or after school extra-curricular, only for students who are interested.

“There is a lot of interest among students,” he said. “They love planting stuff and growing in class too. It’s a novelty for them to see plants bearing fruit because you just don’t see it in the wild here.”

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Indonesia: Urban farming craze catches on across Jakarta

JState High School (SMAN) 110 North Jakarta is the first school to harvest the Youth & Urban Farming program.

Part-time farmer by day, fire fighter by night, Suprizal is a member of the Cendana Farmer Group, a group of five residents who take care of a small farm.

By Winda A. Charmila
The Jakarta Post
April 21 2017

Excerpt:

Despite the scorching sun, Suprizal, 35, could barely contain his excitement as he prepared to plant vegetables and herbs for local residents in his neighborhood in Palmerah, West Jakarta.

Along with his neighbors, Suprizal planted the crops on a 160-square-meter plot of land, whose owner had asked a community unit (RT) head to utilize it.

All plants are organic. We use compost and do not use pesticides,” he said.

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