Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

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1ST EVER HORTICULTURE PROGRAM

Tewatohnhi’saktha, in partnership with the New Frontier School Board (NFSB), Chateauguay Valley Career Education Center (CVCEC) and the Food Sovereignty Working Group, introduce the first ever Horticulture and Garden Center Cohort. The training program is set to begin on August 3, 2021 and end in July 2022. There is limited space for 12 students; thoe who register must commit to the full duration of the program.

The project is a result of the work being done through the Kahnawà:ke Food Sovereignty Working Group and the need to train individuals to carry on the work of creating food sovereignty for Kahnawà:ke.

“We are excited to be coordinating a training that will provide valuable skills and knowledge for our community,” said Angie Marquis, Director of Workforce Development

Students will learn seasonal maintenance of plants and gardens, greenhouse operations, pruning, planting and transplanting techniques. Unique to this programs is the incorporation of our culture and indigenous foods taught in Kahnawà:ke by Kahnawà:kero:non; our knowledge holders.

“NFSB is proud to work in collaboration with partners from the Kahnawà:ke community to offer this program,” said Derek Stacey, Centre Director CVCEC and HAECC.

Interested persons must register online at tewa.ca/client-registration in order to complete the vocational counseling process for funding. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 12, 2021.

If you are interested to signup for this Horticulture Program, please complete a Client Registration Form online.  Deadline to apply is July 12, 2021!  Don’t wait only 12 spots available!