How To Be a Yellowknifer: France Benoit

France Benoit, a Yellowknife Farmer, joins us on this episode of the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast.

Having been a Government employee, Justice of the Peace, filmmaker, non-profit organizer and now a farmer at an off-grid acreage, France has done a lot of things in Yellowknife since she arrived in the late 1980’s.

She explains how Yellowknife is a place where if you want to do something all you have to do is try, and most of the time it works out. Currently, a farmer on the Ingraham Trail France also shares her advice for any budding gardeners in Yellowknife (see what I did there) who want to try their hand at growing their own food.

As we dive into our conversation, France shares her perspective on what makes a true Yellowknifer and how if you’re ever bored in Yellowknife you’re doing something wrong.

As an exercise, I asked myself what were some of the things I could do in the evenings. And after a while, there were 2,3,4 things I could be doing every evening in Yellowknife. And that was just within my own interests.

Listen to this episode to learn more about what France has to say about Yellowknife.

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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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  • Bonjour France est tu la fille de Rock et de Diane Benoît qui demeuraient à st Louis de Pintendre dans le compte de levis. Je crois te connaître je crois t’avoir garder lorsque tu était petite. J’arrend ta reponse bye

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