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Seedlings 101 Workshop

Agriculture, Community Workshops, Urban Agriculture

We’re kicking off this year’s Agriculture Workshops with our annual indoor seedling-preparation workshop. Come and learn how to start your own seedlings, including the 1001 details that will help your seedlings grow strong, and ensure a fruitful gardening season! Please note that the same workshop will be offered twice, both will be bilingual. When: Tuesday March 28th, OR Monday April 3rd, both from 5:00 …

Agriculture Workshop Series 2017

Agriculture, Community Workshops, Urban Agriculture

Are you eager to deepen your knowledge of agriculture and hone your gardening skills? This year we’re happy to reboot our educational urban agriculture workshop series that will equip you, our community members, with all the knowledge and hands-on experience you’ll need to get your gardening growing green! As you may remember from our recent urban agriculture update, our hope …

Job Offer: Urban Agriculture Internships

Agriculture, Job Postings, Urban Agriculture

Get your hands dirty with the Santropol Roulant urban agriculture team this summer!  We’re hiring 2 students to care for our rooftop and campus gardens and support our intergenerational community of knowledgeable gardeners. Please note that, to apply, you must be a full time student (during the winter semester of 2017) and intend to return to full time studies in the …

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It’s time for seedlings!

Agriculture, Senneville Farm

Even though the ground outside is still frozen, we are already growing seedlings in the greenhouse at the farm, including onion, leek, tomato, herbs, and other cruciferous vegetables. At home, you can do the same on the edge of a sunny windowsill! Here are some tips and tricks for starting your own seedlings from our Farm co-manager, Samuel. Four key elements to …

Soil and Seeds for Sale

Agriculture, General Store, Local, Urban Agriculture

Spring is here! It’s time to get your garden on. Whether you’d like to grow your first batch of lettuce or a bumper crop of tomatoes, the Roulant General Store is stocked with all of the things you need to get going! What’s available? Come choose from 56 varieties of organic, locally produced flower and vegetable seeds from Ferme Co-operative Tourne-Sol ($3.50 per …

2017 AGM: Seeking volunteers

Events, Governance, Volunteering - Personal

Help us make the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 30th a success! The AGM is Santropol Roulant’s most important governance event of the year, where our members elect the Board of Directors. Last year 143 members came out to vote! To make things run smoothly, we need lots of volunteer help prior to and during the AGM, so we are …

2017 AGM: Everything you need to know!

Events, Featured, Governance

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year will take place on Thursday March 30th, 2017. Doors open at 5:15 pm. You are all invited, of course! Don’t miss the most important governance event of the year. Here are the important documents to consult BEFORE the AGM:     What is the Annual General Meeting (AGM)? Every year, we host an …

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Workshop: Italian Cooking

Community Workshops, Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops

We’re back for the 10th workshop in the series Recipes from our community, where we invite the members of our community of all ages to share their recipes and culinary successes. Maria and Betina, a community member and regular Meals-on-Wheels volunteer and her friend, will share with us some of their favorite Italian childhood recipes and show us just how easy and …

Sauerkraut – Preserve and Recipe of the Month

Food, Food Preservation, General Store, Recipes

March’s preserve of the month is sauerkraut! It’s delicious with stews, on sandwiches, in salads and with noodles or dumplings. For the simplest sauerkraut, you simply need a fresh cabbage, some salt, a mason jar and a plastic bag.  Since cabbage is available and homes are cool this time of year, it’s a great time to make your first batch. Once …

Recipes from the Roulant: Rhubarb cake

Catering, Kitchen, Recipes

We are happy to bring you our third recipe in the new series Recipes from the Roulant! These monthly recipes allow you to get to know the different kitchen-related activities of our organization. In this post, we share with you a recipe from our spring catering menu: Rhubarb cake! Santropol Roulant is pleased to offer a catering service straight from our community kitchen. We …

Meet the Candidates for the 2017 AGM

Events, Governance

On March 30th, all members of the Roulant – volunteers, clients, donors and staff active within the last year – are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and cast your ballots. The assembly will elect new candidates to the Board of Directors of Santropol Roulant, for a 2-year mandate. Electing Board members is a significant event for the Roulant! …

Job Offer: Part-time IT Systems Administrator

Job Postings, Staff

Our IT Systems Administrator plays an essential role in keeping our computers humming and our servers buzzing so that our clients are well-fed and our volunteers can engage and contribute to the community. We’re offering a part-time position for someone who is passionate about open-source technologies, excited about creative problem solving, and motivated by working in the field of social …