Helping farmers grow fresh produce in Northern communities
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Helping local farmers in Northern communities grow their own fresh produce can reduce the costs of importing fruits and vegetables.

That’s why Laurentian University architecture students designed a modular sustainable farming structure that takes advantage of aquaponics and vertical farming for Northern communities.

Students were challenged to design a house, cabin, or self-contained outdoor structure using only materials that would likely be on hand in the Northern Quebec Inuit community of Nunavik. The Laurentian students’ “Nutri-Nunavik” winning-design is for a modular sustainable farming structure that takes advantage of aquaponics and vertical farming.

By encouraging local farming, Nunavik can become more self-sustainable by growing their own fresh produce rather than depending on costly fruits and vegetables transported from other areas.

To learn more, visit Laurentian University.

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