SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER, ON  October 3, 2017 – Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and sub department Our Sustenance Greenhouse and Farmers Market, is excited to announce the launch of the new and improved website. Our Sustenance offers various programming throughout the year including a weekly Farmers Market, monthly Good Food Box, daily Greenhouse operation and herbal apothecary, as well as a range of workshops and educational series. The website is full of information and tips to help individuals and families grow a garden, preserve food, and be healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

The Our Sustenance program began in 2011 as a result of information gathered from the community and captured in the Six Nations Community Plan, with the intention to bring reasonably priced, and locally grown food into the community. During the years of 2011-2015, the program was administered by the Economic Development Department of Six Nations Council. Our Sustenance gained momentum with the community over the years and now operates as a permanent operation under Six Nations Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC).

In May 2015, Our Sustenance was given a forever home, access to more stable funding and now a brand-new shinny website. “The stability and benefit of being part of the Development Corporation came in unexpected and wonderful ways. We have a bigger voice in the community, as well as departments within the corporation that promote and share with us, as well as the community”said Adrianne Lickers, Manager of Our Sustenance.

The Healthy Roots Program and Our Sustenance will be hosting a Harvest Festival on Saturday October 7th from 9-1pm. This event will be the last outdoor market of the season and include hourly prize draws, and vendors for all to come and enjoy. Be sure to grab some fruits and vegetables while there and then head to the new Our Sustenance website to try your hand at making one of their many recipes.

For more information, or to see the new website visit www.oursustenance.ca.

About Our Sustenance:

Our Sustenance is a community based social enterprise supported by a number of community organizations operating under the umbrella of Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). Our Sustenance is dedicated to providing resources and programming to Six Nations community members in relation to garden production, food storage, healthy lifestyles, and self-care. Our Sustenance runs various programs including: The Six Nations Community Garden, Six Nations Farmers Market, the Good Food Box program, Greenhouse operation, and a range of various workshops throughout the year. For more information please visit www.oursustenance.ca

About Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation:

Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) manages the Six Nations economic interests in 14 renewable energy projects and numerous economic development opportunities, in and around the Six Nations territory. SNGRDC’s current green energy portfolio is capable of producing nearly 900 MW of renewable energy through its direct or indirect involvement in seven solar, six wind and one hydroelectric project(s). SNGRDC is located on the Six Nations Reserve and directly employs over 140 employees through Nation Enterprise or the administration of Economic Interests projects. For more information please visit www.sndevcorp.ca

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