Youth, Arts and Media Team

This summer the Youth, Arts and Media Team are learning essential tips for growing beans and embarking on a journey toward sustainable gardening. Discover the benefits of cultivating your own nutritious and delicious vegetables.
This summer the Niriqatiginnga Youth, Arts and Media Team are learning essential tips for growing beans and embarking on a journey toward sustainable gardening. Discover the benefits of cultivating your own nutritious and delicious vegetables.

Growing Our Own Beans!

Learn essential tips for growing beans and embark on a journey toward sustainable gardening. Discover the benefits of cultivating your own nutritious and delicious vegetables.

Hey there, green thumbs and aspiring gardeners! 🌱

If you’ve ever dreamed of growing your own vegetables, beans are a fantastic place to start. They’re not only nutritious and delicious but also relatively easy to cultivate, even if you’re a novice gardener. Plus, there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of harvesting your own produce. So, let’s dive into some of the essentials of growing beans that we’ve learned so far.

Why Grow Beans?

  • They are a Nutritional Powerhouse: Beans are packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
  • They help with Soil Enrichment: Beans are legumes, meaning they fix nitrogen in the soil, improving its fertility for future crops.
  • Versatility: With a variety of types like green beans, black beans, kidney beans, and more, there’s a bean for every palate.

This summer, our food security project is finally beginning its journey into the world of sustainable agriculture as we learned to grow our own vegetables. Through hands-on experience, we are starting to learn about things like soil preparation, planting, and nurturing a variety of crops, for a basic look into the entire growing process.

We might not be farming on a large scale, but these activities help our understanding of food production. Cultivating our own miniature vegetable gardens, we are taking strides toward ensuring a more secure and sustainable food future, fostering a deeper connection to the earth and an appreciation for the hard work that goes into producing healthy, nutritious food. Each step of the way, from planting seeds to harvesting fresh produce, reinforces the importance of local food systems and the collective effort required to achieve food security.

Since we are also learning about digital literacy this summer, we thought we'd explore what a few superheros would look like if their super powers came from beans.
Since we are also learning about digital literacy this summer, we thought we’d explore what a few superheros would look like if their super powers came from beans. We used the OpenAI GPT-4o API to generate what these heroes could look like. Image: Tony Eetak
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Youth, Arts and Media Team

The Youth, Arts and Media Team supports participatory food security research, arts and organizational development. Through this program, funded by Agriculture Canada and the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Skills Strategy, Indigenous youth artists and early career communicators receive training and exposure to various forms of media and communication roles. Activities build career and job skills, supporting outreach, relationship development and engagement. There is a strong emphasis on food sector and digital literacy and training youth in the design and delivery of health and food security interventions that promote healthy messages.

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The Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) will contribute approximately $13.5 million to projects that employ youth and youth facing barriers. Each project will be eligible to receive up to $14,000 in matching funds to employ one (1) employee. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is one of several Government of Canada departments participating in the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

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As a community program, nurturing the skills, knowledge, and networks of our future leaders, this unique, pilot program contributes beyond the success of its participants. It also aims to lay foundations for sustainable and impactful business and entrepreneurship programming.

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