Greenhouse and Native Plant Nursery
On September 16, 2015 the Environment Committee along with Aamjiwnaang Chief and Council, and Environment Staff and fellow Community Members participated in a Grand Opening Ceremony of the Maajiigin Gumig (Aamjiwnaang’s Greenhouse). The Green House is 54 x 34 it sits just outside of the Maawn Doosh Gumig parking lot. Maajiigin Gumig is a native plant greenhouse focusing on growing native plants for the Aamjiwnaang community and surrounding Sarnia-Lambton Area.
Some initiatives of the green house will be Native plant rescue and restoration, seed collection and cleaning, native plant propagation, multi-generation teaching and learning, ecology stewardship education, and reconnecting with the Earth. The greenhouse will also be a gathering place for learning how to help native plants thrive once planted. There will be upcoming workshops coming in 2016 to learn how to take care of native plants, as well as what to plant where, and purposes for traditional medicinal plants. A full time greenhouse caretaker job posting is being created and further details will be posted in an upcoming Tribe Une.