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When flooding, mudslides, and washouts forced road closures on the Alaska highway in Yukon during 2012, roads were shallow rivers filled with branches and debris. Without a route for food to be transported into many of the communities, supply shortages in grocery stores were ample. Some stores even arranged for supplies to be flown into their communities.
Derrick Hastings, a farm manager at the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Farm (TH Farm) in Dawson City, Yukon, remembers when this situation unfolded — and the food scarcity that ensued during this time. Yet initially, Hastings says he wasn’t heavily impacted by this si
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