They don't have farmland, but one First Nations community in Canada has a self-contained, electronically run hydroponic modular farm in a 40-foot container that will let it share fresh produce with members all year round. The $180,000 Growcer farm, created after its inventors experienced food insecurity in the Arctic, grows up to 140 kinds of plants in as little as six weeks without soil. While Squamish Nation already grows food in 19 garden boxes, it often dreamed of being able to grow more -- and the idea sprouted during the pandemic. They plan a community kitchen to teach food preparation and, post-pandemic, let people meet, cook and take a meal home for their families.

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