The Kuujjuaq Greenhouse is a community garden. Under the Municipality, the “Kuujjuaq greenhouse committee” overseas all planning and ground operations.
The community’s two greenhouses are divided by plots which are offered to all residents of Kuujjuaq for one season. In the fall, names are drawn and Plots are allocated for the next year. Typically, gardeners are growing vegetables for their family / relatives / friends. Some plot users join their efforts together to make a collective garden which are deemed to be more productive. Users having too much harvest in a given week are distributing it to the community.
Another component of this initiative is the Composting project. A reintegration program has been put in place to produce compost that is used in the greenhouse. The “raw” materials are collected from institutions such as the grocery stores and other major vegetable waist producers.
Other projects are on the drawing table of the committee such as a potato field project.