Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems

The Pye Centre is a hub for community-led and Northern-focused food systems research, education, community connections, production, and distribution in Labrador.

In summer 2019, Memorial University, under the leadership of the Labrador Campus, acquired the lease of an 80-acre farm in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. This acquisition is based on Memorial University’s commitment to promoting agricultural growth in the province through leading-edge research and educational opportunities, and demonstrates our commitment to continuing to support food innovation, production, and community connections.

The vision for the Pye Centre is to be a vibrant community-led hub of leading Northern-focused food systems research, education, community connections, production, and distribution in Labrador.

The Pye Centre is working in partnership with local farmers, the Nunatsiavut Government, the NunatuKavut Community Council, the Innu Nation, the provincial Agrifoods department, and Agriculture and Agrifoods Canada, as well as with faculty, staff, and students at Grenfell Campus. Together, we are responding to food systems, food security, and food sovereignty priorities of Labrador. 


Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems

Welcome to the Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems, part of the Labrador Campus of Memorial University. Located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, the Pye Centre is a community-led and Northern-focused centre of research, education, training, and wellness, focused on expanding the food base and food security in Labrador.

  

 

 


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Pye Centre farm plan

Illustrated by Alex Sawatzky, PhD, Special Projects Manager at the Labrador Campus.

Illustrated plan of the different fields that comprise the Pye Centre farm.


 Aerial tour of the Pye Centre

Filmed via drone by Eldred Allen, of Bird's Eye Inc. Fall 2019.