Through the generous funding from the International Grenfell Association, the Pye Centre began developing a series of farm-based community and wellness programming for diverse age groups, and established long-term partnerships and plans for more in-depth, integrated, on-going programming.
These photos celebrate the various activities from Year One of this project, corresponding to each of our goals for connecting people, food, and land to strengthen, support, and enhance food security and wellness in Labrador.
Through these funds, we expanded our growing infrastructure through the purchase and installation of an Arctic Acres greenhouse that will support our farm-based youth wellness programming.
Brownies & Girl Guides Farm Science Day
We hosted several youth-focused programming at the Pye Centre this summer, which celebrated bringing youth together with local food systems and food sciences to inspire learning and healthy eating. Building from these experiences (and wellness programming partnerships, below) experienced in year one, we are moving forward with plans for a week-long on-farm day camp in July 2022, in partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government, NunatuKavut Community Council, and Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation.
Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation Social Health & Development Retreat
This retreat brought together health professionals from Sheshatshiu with the farm to brainstorm opportunities to work together for future farm wellness programming, and to discuss next steps in formal partnerships related to supporting children, youth, and families on the farm.
First Annual Farm Fair
On Sunday, September 19, 2021, the Pye Centre hosted its first annual Farm Fair and welcomed over 300 people from the community to the farm to celebrate local food systems, local farms, and the harvest season.