Growing your own food taking root

By Turtle Island News staff One of the top priorities for Six Nations is food security and that hasn’t changed for many years. Despite efforts by community members, groups and organizations, food sovereignty and security is still precarious. Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) is slowly working toward rectifying that for community members of any income. SNEC health services portfolio lead, Janet Gasperelli said the Health Promotions department spent the pandemic working toward growing a solution at the Human Services Committee meeting on May 4. “It’s a movement,” she said “We recognize what we need to do to have the food available on the territory for the community.” The Ogwayetwa’oh Community Garden started in spring 2021 on a very small scale growing a small amount of corn, peppers, cucumber, lettuce, carrots,…

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