You can find a map that defines NHFI eligibility here.
Check-out the following NHFI resources and tools:
Gardens: NACC’s most popular program! Contact us to apply!
Greenhouse Program: Contact us to apply!
Tower Garden Program: Supported by HelpAge Canada and more!
- Growing Resource Guide Bundle
- Tower Garden Program Newsletter:
- Tower Garden Program – Welcome Package:
- NACC Beekeeping Program Application: Contact us!
- Beekeeper Registration Form and more from Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
- Bee Maid Bee Store
- Beekeeping Calendar and Information
Chickens / Poultry:
- NACC Chicken Program Application: Contact us!
- Managing a Small Poultry Flock
- Poultry Manuals
- Berg’s Hatchery
- Cluck and Quack Club
- Premises with poultry must complete a premises identification application. Read more.
- More Poultry: Turkeys, Ducks, Geese
Podcasts- Learn more from our community mentors!
Chickens and Vermicomposting episode:
Greenhouse and Winter Sowing Episode:
Webinar 4: Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting
Glenn Munroe and Teresa Prokopanko
Presented on Wednesday April 28, 2021
Webinar 5: Soil Health, Plant Health, and Human Health
Presented on Wednesday May 5, 2021
Other NHFI Eligible Activities (examples: Mushrooms, berries, fish canning, hunting, gathering):
- Start a Food Project Form
- Community Activities Eligible for NHFI Funding – Examples
- The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation.
Resources for Community Food Champions:
- Safe At Home Registration Form (Word Version)
- At Home Workshops – Registration Form (WORD VERSION)
- At Home Workshops – Registration Form (PDF VERSION)
- Workshop Evaluation Survey – Online Version
- Workshop Evaluation Survey – Word Version
- Workshop Planning Form
- Workshop example: Seed Starting in Duck Bay
- Photograph Release Form
- Community Assessment – Offline Fillable
- Submit your community Annual Report here : Link
- Submit your In-Kind Report here: Link
Food Preservation Resources:
- Dehydration Nations Facebook Group Page
- Dehydration Nations Zine PDF: Out to Dry Zine
- How to Make Jam
- Freezing Fruit
- Pressure Canning Meat – This video demonstrates the steps for pressure canning meat such as bear, beef, pork, venison, lamb, veal, venison, chicken, duck, turkey or rabbit: Pressure Canning Meat
- Starting Seeds Indoors
- Note: For most crops, you should start seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost date. This gives the plants plenty of time to grow large and healthy enough to survive their eventual transplanting to the garden.
- Planting dates for spring and fall (adjust for the last frost in your area).
- Easy Steps for Planting Fruit
- Fruit Crops for Northern Manitoba
- Video on How to Plant Trees in Northern Manitoba: https://youtu.be/RNWQOWI1WYs
- Training Videos: Manitoba Agriculture has a variety of videos on their YouTube channel Northern Gardening Playlist. Topics include canning, planting trees, hyrdroponics, pests, chickens and much more!
- Alberta Agriculture and Forestry: https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app08/showpublications?ttype=YG
- Raising Meat Rabbits in Alberta: https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app08/ppslogin?pID=287
- Ontario Agriculure, Food and Rural Affairs (fact sheets): Pruning Fruit Trees (gov.on.ca)
NHFI Resources for Communities:
- Northern Healthy Foods Initiative’s (NHFI) vision is for people to define their own food systems to access healthy foods in northern Manitoba. NHFI is administered and managed by Government of Manitoba Department of Indigenous and Northern Relations (Read more about NHFI here).
- The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture and Community Collaborative (NMFCCC) is an innovative collaborative of northern community people, northern advisors, funders and organizations working together to foster healthier and stronger communities in Northern Manitoba, through improved access to healthy foods and the development of resilient local economies.
- Healthy Together Now (HTN) is a community-led, regionally coordinated and government supported, grassroots program to help prevent chronic disease in Manitoba. Projects are planned and led by individual communities while the Manitoba government and regional health authorities provide funding, support and training.
- If you’re looking for resources for teachers in your communities, or perhaps for some of your own programming, I encourage you to check out Ag in the Classroom Manitoba (AITC-M). Their objective is to deliver curriculum-based programs, activities and resources for teachers and their students to learn more about agriculture and the role it plays in our province. Many of their resources and programs match up very closely with the activities and programs of the Northern Healthy Foods Initiative.AITC-M has lesson plans, free downloads, learning kits, games, recipes and more. Some are free to download and some are available for purchase at reasonable prices. Perhaps these are supplies your organization might provide to your community teachers.Check it out at https://www.aitc.mb.ca/
- Looking for ideas: Check out NACC NHFI community projects by seeing what others have accomplished in their communities through the 2020 NACC NHFI Photo Highlights: NACC Photo Graph Tracking 2020
NHFI Related Research:
- Northern Greenhouse Guidelines: https://gardening.usask.ca/documents/Northern_Greenhouse_Guidelines.pdf
- Tackling food security issues in indigenous
communities in Canada: The Manitoba experience
- Building Self-Reliant Communities: Building Self-Reliant Communities – Cando (edo.ca)
- First Nations Food, Nutrition, and the Environment: