Jenny Fortier spoke at Cambrian College in Sudbury about her work as an entrepreneur. Her company, Northern Wildflowers, encourages Sudburians to do their part in continuing to re-green the Sudbury landscape by growing their own native plants. She is also a part of the start-up business Greenhouses Canada which works to empower Northern Communities grow their own food.

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Tomatosphere™ registration is now open for educators for the 2016-2017 school year! Tomatosphere™, which had almost 18,000 classrooms participate in 2014-2015, is a program that uses the excitement of space exploration to teach the skills and processes of scientific experimentation and inquiry.

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My job with Greenhouses Canada is to work with our clients to help decide on the design and operation of a four season greenhouse that will allow them to grow their own healthy food. I create maintenance plans for the crops we grow in our greenhouses and train the greenhouse operators on how to grow food.

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Gene Giacomelli, director of the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC), was excited to share the same challenges in growing crops as the fictitious Mr. Watney experienced while stranded on Mars, as depicted in the 2015 book and movie, "The Martian".

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CurioCity resources which align with Ontario's Grade 11 Biology University Strand F: Plants - Anatomy, Growth, and Function

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A team at California University-Boulder is developing a system for space gardening with robots.

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Javier Medina from the Spanish Research Council introduces current and future experiments on the International Space Station into plants and explains the logic of greenhouses in space.

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"Outregeous" is a space-faring lettuce that was delivered to the International Space Station by the SpaceX Dragon capsule on April 20, 2014.

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What do you think? Would you like to live in this type of community? Would you like to be apart of designing one?

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