A big reason for the success of the greenhouse is the dedicated staff. In 2021, the majority of the staff is returning for their 2nd, 3rd or even 4th year. This year, you will easily be able to tell if they are working or not thanks to their STAFF shirts, made at the ACTMC.

Adi Scott – Coordinator

Adi is originally from the United Kingdom, but has been here in Inuvik for more than two years.

Adi runs a Potato Experiment!

“I. Love. Plants.” Playing in the dirt is her happy place, and she loves learning about the community, the people and the plants. It’s her passion.

When asked what vegetable she would be, Adi couldn’t decide…so she took an online test that came up with two answers: a) an onion (and also an ogre), because she has layers; and, b) a zucchini, because she’s versatile and fun to be around. Could we be on the cusp of creating the first hybrid ON-CHINI? Only time will tell.

Adi loves how the greenhouse is “like a whole different world in there,” especially when the season starts: “There is still snow on the ground, and you’re surrounded by green life!”

Adi is looking forward to meeting more community members, swapping stories and learning so much more about Inuvik and the possibilities of it’s powerhouse 24/7 daylight.

Adi can be reached at coordinator@inuvikgreenhouse.com

Kenny Stewart

“The community is very welcoming and always ready to help!” ~ Kenny.

Born and raised in Inuvik, Kenny believes the greenhouse has always been a great place to work, while developing his gardening skills.

Considering himself a “bit of a wildcard,” Kenny would be a Fiddlehead, if he could be any type of vegetable. It might take time to get to know him, but people eventually learn he is “unconventional, weird…and awesome.”

Like many of us, Kenny can’t wait to get his hands “back into the dirt, and growing some beautiful plants this year.”

Aeva-Grace Dempster

If Aeva-Grace could be any vegetable,
she’d be a carrot!

Originally from Oshawa, Ontario, Aeva-Grace has lived in Inuvik for 9 years as of this summer. Her fourth season with the Greenhouse, she really enjoys digging in the dirt and learning about different kinds of plants.

“I also have the best co-workers and that makes the job fun!”

Aeva-Grace really enjoyed working in the cafe last year: making coffee and serving all the guests “was the best!”

Andrena Noland

“Ask me about my dog, Raven, and I will carry
a conversation for hours!”

Andrena has lived in Aklavik since she was a child, having only just moved to Inuvik this spring. While gardening is a fairly new hobby for her, she is looking forward to the workshops in which we will learn to celebrate and preserve our local resources.

“I jumped at the opportunity to improve this skill while also developing relationships with community members. The greenhouse members and staff are so invigorating! I feel so uplifted after leaving work.”

Whitley Vanderpost

If Whitley could be any type of vegetable, it would be a sweet potato!

Whitley has only just moved to Inuvik from Ontario, and is excited to learn all about the North.

She is keen on learning more about gardening and plants, and is inspired by the hard work and dedication put into ensuring fresh food for the Northern communities.