Gardening offers key step toward food sovereignty for Sask. First Nation – CBC

Saulteaux First Nation Chief says gardening has been embraced by his community

Jun 10, 2019

The people of Saulteaux First Nation are embarking on a journey of food sovereignty, one that’s seen the community turn plain yards into riots of colourful vegetables and flowers.

“Ever since I was seven years old, I wanted to have a garden,” said Judy Caplette, one of the passionate gardeners that’s bloomed on the reserve located about 175 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

Gardening was something that she had enjoyed doing with her own grandmother as a child, and now, Caplette’s teaching her own grandchildren how to grow their own food from the land.

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