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Gardening Tips and Tools

Agriculture

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! Very soon, the flowers will be blooming, the bees will be buzzing, and the birds will be singing their melodious tunes, welcoming the vibrant energy of the gardening season. For all the novice gardeners out there, we wanted to share a short and sweet list of resources to get your …

Pick leaders wanted

Fruits Défendus

Les Fruits Défendus, Santropol Roulant’s volunteer-led urban fruit harvesting collective, is looking for motivated and autonomous individuals to lead urban fruit harvests throughout the summer!  Les Fruits Défendus connects local fruit tree owners across Montreal with volunteer harvesters and in doing so helps to reduce food waste, improve actions to reinforce local food solidarity, promote and care for the fruit …

Cultiver Terrasses Roy

Agriculture, Events, Featured

Events season is kicking off at the Roulant with the special community event at the Terrasses Roy!  This year, as we embark on our second full season at the permanent installation of Terrasses Roy, we extend a warm invitation for you to join us in discovering new ideas and preparing for your own gardens. Get inspired to dive into gardening …

Tacomania for volunteers!

Events, Meals-on-Wheels

These days we celebrate the 50th edition of National Volunteer Week, taking place from April 14th to the 20th! For the occasion, the Roulant Meals-on-Wheels team invites you to our Tacomania event to celebrate the immense work that Roulant volunteers accomplish daily! This involvement is essential to the pursuit of our mission, and we are deeply grateful for all the …

Volunteering at the farm in 2024

Agriculture, Featured, Senneville Farm

Recently, we provided you with updates on the changes happening at the Roulant’s farm in Senneville this year, as well as the volunteer shift schedule that many of you are used to. While unfortunately we won’t have the usual weekly farm volunteer shifts this year, there will be several opportunities throughout the 2024 season for you to get involved! Shifts …

Welcome to the Urban gardens

Featured, Urban Agriculture

Are you new to gardening or do you have a green thumb and can’t wait to start the agricultural season? Our Urban gardens need you! We invite you to mark your calendars and get ready to get your hands dirty with us! AGRICULTURE SPECIAL WELCOME SESSION These sessions are designed to familiarize you with the spirit of Roulant, its farming …

Unveiling the 2023 Annual Report

Communications, Gouvernance

In line with spring tradition, we welcome the unveiling of the 2023 Annual Report, offering a recap of the Roulant’s activities, victories, and challenges from the previous year, complete with stunning photos of the community.  This time, the theme of “growing partnerships” has emerged delicately and effortlessly through each page as the natural focal point of 2023…. and Santropol Roulant …

AGM 2024: Highlights and Insights

Events, Featured, Gouvernance

At the end of March (and beginning of spring!) the Roulant community gathered for its 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM). It was a big night – 102 members voted to elect our new Board of Directors, we approved organizational bylaws, and the strategic planning committee collected members’ opinions to weave into a collaborative vision for the future.   The Roulant’s AGM …

Sushi in the pizza garden

Agriculture, Featured, Kitchen Workshops, Youth

Since 2019, classes from the Au-pied-de-la-montagne school down the street have participated in the Jardin Pizza project with Santropol Roulant’s urban agriculture program. The idea was initiated by Gianna from Volailles et Gibiers Fernando, the butcher shop across from the Roulant, with the primary objective to introduce the concept of the food cycle and notions of nutrition to the young …

Gathering ’round the fire

Events, Featured

It’s not unusual for Terrasses Roy to be bustling with events and activities over the warm summer months. But covered in snow and with temperatures below freezing? That’s another story! This year, our community partner Comm-un broke the mould by organizing a truly warm community gathering in partnership with the Roulant – the Winter storytelling event. The evening of January …

Groundwork for regeneration

Agriculture, Senneville Farm

“All flows, all changes,” and the Ferme du Roulant in Senneville is no exception. Before we begin construction on the new Agroeducational Center at the farm in 2025, this season’s focus is on regeneration and capacity building. This means you’ll see some changes in how you’ll be invited to participate on the land. Since its founding in 2012, the farm …

The return of the seed library

Agriculture

February is the month for dreaming about spring and starting to plan your garden. In just a few weeks, it will be time to start those early seedlings, like peppers and tomatoes. Thankfully, the Roulant’s famous seed library is back in the volunteer lounge since the last week of February. Come borrow some seeds for free, or bring some of …