Category Archives: Plants

Edible plant walk at Miles Canyon

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The Yukon Conservation Society offers guided walks in Whitehorse, for people who want to learn about local plants.

Guides point out what’s edible and what to avoid.

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Whitehorse community garden

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Whitehorse’s community garden gets plenty of sunlight even though it’s at the foot of this bluff.

Fall colours on the trails

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Flowers of Yukon: All around Whitehorse

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All these flowers were photographed during a bike ride. Late July seems to be their peak time of year.

The Agridome: Prototype for Arctic agriculture

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The Cold Climate Innovation Centre at Yukon College has built a prototype Agridome. Glenn Scott says he hopes the design will prove so energy-efficient as to make it cost-effective to grow produce in the Arctic.

Fall colours in Riverdale

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On the Upper Riverdale trail you can see bright orange, yellow and red colours beginning to blend in with the green leaves.

Experimental greenhouse at Yukon College

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Yukon College has some interesting projects. One of them is this experimental greenhouse which is attempting to discover ways of growing produce in the arctic. 

This all-season prototype in Whitehorse uses colourful LED lights to grow plants.

One use could be vegetables in small remote communities. The greenhouse includes a motorized shutter which opens and closes a window; sealing the cold outside in times of darkness.