Santropol Roulant’s Senneville farm is located on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. The farm not only produces the bulk of our agricultural yield but plays an important role in educating Montrealers on the importance of organic and local agriculture. The farm is co-managed by Adam and Clémence, two passionate individuals who work tirelessly with farm staff and volunteers to ensure a smooth growing season.
Adam joined the managing team this past winter. In 2011, after studying Environmental and Wildlife Management at Vanier College, he started volunteering at Ferme du Zéphyr in Senneville which led to an internship the following season. For the four years that followed, he started and co-managed a small-scale organic vegetable farm in Kanehsatake with his partner. With the natural course of life always changing, his path led him to Santropol Roulant where he could remain true to his passion and continue to cultivate human life from the land.
This spring, Adam led the operations to build the greenhouse on the farm. Thanks to these efforts, the farm was able to improve and secured our tomato production. Adam is really proud to produce real food that is featured in our member-client’s meals throughout the growing season.
Clémence joined the managing team last season. She first learned about the farm project when it was in its initial years, and was struck by the buzz around the organisation and its ability to gather people of all ages around food and agriculture. For Clémence, the satisfaction of a long day of farm work, the attachment to land, and the chance to share this passion with the Roulant’s community are a real source of joy!
Her education and work experience on many diversified farms and as an agronomist have brought her to view agriculture as an agroecosystem that creates and maintains social relationships. The Roulant farm is a wonderful place where those connections can be experienced every day.
Clémence aspires to have her own farm in the country. Organic veggies, honey, beef, grain and flowers. Who knows!