Restoring and retelling the story of Grenfell Gardens

Wood, Gregory A. and Lam, Jose (2019) Restoring and retelling the story of Grenfell Gardens. Research Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Food security is a well-known challenge for northern and coastal regions such as the Great Northern Peninsula. Dr. Grenfell (Sir Wilfred Grenfell) and the International Grenfell Association (IGA) played a significant historical role in the introduction of agriculture to the Great Northern Peninsula region. This included bringing dairy cows, pigs, reindeer, and other livestock to the region for farming and consumption, the development of vegetable gardens, and the construction and maintenance of greenhouses. This project, building on discussions around food security and tourism from Our Way Forward, has three objectives: 1) research the history of IGA farming enterprises in St. Anthony and create a research report on the enterprise, 2) with support of regional partners, develop a funding proposal to replicate aspects of the International Grenfell Association enterprise, including the development of a Grenfell “Heritage Garden” as a means to encourage local food security and to serve as a tourism draw, and 3) expand the organizational structure of the proposed Grenfell heritage garden to incorporate locally-generated nutrients from local sources and waste materials (including the composting of community waste and fish waste materials from local fish plants). This research report fulfills the requirements of the first objective, and will hopefully simulate enough interest in the communities at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula to implement objectives two and three.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
Item ID: 13980
Additional Information: 2017-2018 SNCC Applied Research Fund. With research assistance from: Rumbidzai Kanyangarara (EPI) and Roshayne Mendis (EPI)
Department(s): Divisions > The Harris Centre
Date: 31 January 2019
Date Type: Publication
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