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The Edible Campus in transition

Agriculture

You may have noticed that in the Santropol Roulant urban agriculture volunteer callout this year, that there is no gardening on McGill’s edible campus. Why? The Edible Campus has been part of the urban agriculture program of Santropol Roulant for more than 10 years. Its use has evolved over time, in the beginning, it offered produce for our markets before fulfilling …

Harvest party at the Edible Campus!

Agriculture, Events, Urban Agriculture

🍆 It’s Harvest time at the Edible Campus! 🍅 This is the perfect opportunity for everyone at McGill who is passionate about urban agriculture to come together, celebrate the harvest, and taste some fresh and local veggies! When: September 26th from 4-6pm Where: on McGill’s lower field What: The Edible Campus, a green oasis in a landscape of stone and …

Stay Connected: McGill Gardens

We are happy to now share this privilege with younger groups, who need these gardens to develop their impact just as we needed them in our time. Ways to get involved This summer, the Midnight Kitchen student community will cultivate the edible campus, which is a collective kitchen that distributes food for free to its community. Santropol Roulant will continue …

Our History

In 1995 Santropol Roulant came to life as a budding meals-on-wheels organization connecting youth and seniors through food and intergenerational activities. Today, Santropol Roulant is still that, and so much more! Here is a glimpse into our history through key moments, projects and events over the past 21 years.

Calling all green thumbs – volunteering in agriculture this season

Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Corporate, Volunteering - Personal

Calling all green thumbs – our Agriculture Program will begin accepting volunteers for the 2018 season as of mid-May. This is a preliminary call-out to inform you of when and where volunteer shifts will be taking place and to gauge your interest and availability for different tasks and shifts (ex: gardening, farming, markets). Whether you’re a current or brand new volunteer interested …

A Big Thank You to our Summer Corporate Volunteers!

Agriculture, Meals-on-Wheels, Senneville Farm, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Corporate

As we are saying our last farewells to summer, we would like to thank five corporate groups for bringing their amazing energy and motivation to the Roulant these past two months. In July, we were fortunate to have 28 employees from the Montreal office of Morgan Stanley who volunteered for our Meals-on Wheels program. Along with our regular volunteers, they helped …

Calling Volunteers: Garden Set Up 2016

Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

Come help set up our garden! Spring seems to have arrived; the first shoots of green are showing up around town and we’re well past the vernal equinox which means it’s time to set up our gardens! When: Friday April 29th from 10:00am to 3:00pm (postponed to Saturday April 30th in case of bad weather) We need the most help …

Garden Tear Down: Volunteers Needed

Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Corporate, Volunteering - Personal

Join us at the Edible Campus to help us tear down our gardens at McGill University Friday, October 9th from 10am-4pm! Dress warmly and be prepared to get dirty! In case of rain, the activity will be postponed to the following day. You are encouraged to stay for the whole activity, but drop-ins are also welcome. Please email Carlo to sign up and feel free to bring your friends. Thank you to everyone …

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Setting up the McGill Gardens

Events, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

Come help set up our garden! Winter may still linger in the air but we’re well past the spring equinox and the first shoots of green are showing up in the greenhouses, which means it’s time to set up our gardens! When: Friday April 24th from 10:00am to 4:00pm (postponed to Saturday April 25th in case of bad weather) We …

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Thank you, Tim!

Agriculture, Staff, Stories

After nine wonderful years with the Roulant, from the kitchen to the farm, Tim Murphy has contributed to the growth of our organization at crucial moments in its history. The edible campus garden at McGill University, the garden project on the rooftop of our building on Roy Street, the expansion to the farm, the introduction of the internal decision method based on …

Garden Tear Down!

Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

Join us at the Edible Campus to help us tear down our gardens at McGill University Friday, October 10th from 10am-4pm! Dress warmly and be prepared to get dirty! In case of rain, the activity will be postponed to the following day. You are encouraged to stay for the whole activity, but drop-ins are also welcome. Please email Carlo to sign up and feel free to bring your friends. Thank you to everyone who has …