GFM Network News

Instructors Hired For New Horticultural Program

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) welcomes two new instructors to the college’s new horticultural production program that starts this fall. Lord Abbey and Sajjad Rao have strong credentials that will open the doors to applied research in horticultural production. ACC’s current research project is funded by the Canada-Manitoba Growing Forward Strategic Innovation Fund Advancing Agri- Innovation

Project to map traditional medicinal plants

Two Assiniboine Community College instructors have secured a $25,000 grant from Manitoba Conservation to document medicinal Aboriginal plant species in southwestern Manitoba. The grant, funded through the Sustainable Development Innovations Fund, will allow the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to inventory and document medicinal lands that are important to