Biodiversity Makes Our World And Makes Our Garden Grow

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Biodiversity Makes Our World And Makes Our Garden Grow

May 22nd is the International Day of Biodiversity. Help celebrate and learn how you can contribute through growing great gardens.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many varieties  (cultivars) of apple are there in the  world?  
    • A. 

      Approximately 500

    • B. 

      Approximately 2,100

    • C. 

      Approximately 3,500

    • D. 

      Approximatley 7,500

  • 2. 
    What green vegetable grows well outside the greenhouse in NWT?
    • A. 

      Cucumber

    • B. 

      Spinach

    • C. 

      Squash

    • D. 

      Green Peppers

  • 3. 
    What vegetable is kale related to?
    • A. 

      Broccoli

    • B. 

      Cabbage

    • C. 

      Collard Greens

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    From seed to tomato - how many days does it take to grow?
    • A. 

      7-14 days

    • B. 

      15-30 days

    • C. 

      30-40 days

    • D. 

      50 days or longer

  • 5. 
    Globally there are 250 species  of bumble bees. How  many species are buzzing in the NWT? (photo credit : http://bugguide.net/node/view/443318)  
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      43

    • D. 

      55

  • 6. 
    Cristina Sulphur is bright, yellow-coloured butterfly found in the NWT. What is true about the butterfly? (photo credit: B Fournier)
    • A. 

      Cristina Sulphur stays in the NWT the whole winter.

    • B. 

      Cristina Sulphur’s status rank is “At risk”.

    • C. 

      Cristina Sulphur emigrates to southern Canada every autumn

    • D. 

      Christina Sulphur emigrates to northern Russia every autumn

  • 7. 
    Rat root is an important  medicinal plant and is a popular food for muskrat. What is rat root used for in traditional medicine?
    • A. 

      Colds

    • B. 

      Heel wounds

    • C. 

      Sunburn

    • D. 

      Blisters

  • 8. 
    What is the official flower of the NWT?
    • A. 

      Fire weed (Epilobium angustifolium)

    • B. 

      Purple Saxifraga (Saxifraga oppositifolia)

    • C. 

      Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala)

    • D. 

      Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

  • 9. 
    What berry does not grow in NWT?
    • A. 

      Cloudberry

    • B. 

      Barberry

    • C. 

      Elderberry

    • D. 

      Saskatoon berry

  • 10. 
    GNWT’s Small Scale Foods Program is part of the Growing Forward Agreement. This 5-year agreement was signed by GNWT and the Government of Canada to build a vibrant and sustainable agriculture sector. Who is leading this initiative?
    • A. 

      MACA

    • B. 

      ITI

    • C. 

      ENR

    • D. 

      HSS

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