Our Sustenance began in 2011 as a result of information gathered from the community, and captured in the Six Nations Community Plan. It was the vision of the Community Planning department to develop a farmer’s market and community garden where people would be able to buy reasonably priced food in the community. Our Sustenance has been growing ever since then.
Our Sustenance began as a pilot project in 2012, during this time the program was administered by the Economic Development Department of Six Nations Council from 2011-2015. Throughout this period, members of the Our Sustenance team fundraised to keep the initiative going while seeking grants to help cover employee wages and program costs.