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Iron Chef 2013

Events

The ultimate gourmet urban gardening battle is back! Santropol Roulant’s Iron Chef is the competitive yet convivial event of the year where local restaurants and Santropol Roulant join forces! On September 12th, half a dozen restaurants will compete head-to-head to create a unique dish with vegetables freshly picked from the Santropol Roulant garden! Not only will these chefs wow crowds …

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One Thousand and One Nights at Rumi Restaurant

Categorize Me!

The ultimate gourmet urban gardening battle is back! Santropol Roulant’s Iron Chef is the competitive yet convivial event of the year where local restaurants and Santropol Roulant join forces! On September 12th, half a dozen restaurants will compete head-to-head to create a unique dish with vegetables freshly picked from the Santropol Roulant garden! Not only will these chefs wow crowds …

Ambassa-who? Kevin and his Cycling Crew

Ambassadors, Biking

Kevin used the resources around him – a cabin with a great history and friends who love cycling- to create a super unique fundraiser for the Roulant. Read his story below. Name: Kevin Brown What is your connection to the Roulant? I have been involved as a volunteer for the last 10 years. I started off doing deliveries, then I …

Inspiring Ideas from India

Food

Today, India celebrates its Independence Day, and we thought it a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the country with two particularly inspiring videos about  food cooking and food delivery services. The first inspiring video introduces us to dabbawallas (who are also sometimes referred to as tiffin wallas). The low-tech service that these often illiterate men provide is astoundingly effective, particularly given that …

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Kitchen Workshop: Fermentation

Events

Come out and learn a great food preservation technique: fermentation. We’ll be making sauerkraut and more with fresh vegetables from our urban gardens and peri-urban farm. Places are limited so please email Jeremie to sign up or give him a call at 514-707-7678 with any questions, comments or suggestions. When: August 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 Where: In the Roulant kitchen, 111 …

Tequila Tasting on the Terrace

Events

Join us on the rooftop patio August 15th for the second edition of our summer Tequila Tasting! The evening will start at 7pm with 4 unique Tequila samples with accompanying appetizers catered specially for the occasion and will finish with icy cool Margaritas while taking in the beauty of our rooftop garden! Presented in partnership with Tequilart Montreal, Olga Aguirre …

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Grassroots Remedies for Detoxing and Healing Contaminated Land

Agriculture

In many cities, vacant lots are being converted into urban farms, community gardens, and gathering spaces. This is joyous news! And, it begs the question: how can we work with the power of living systems to heal and transform contaminated and damaged land into nourishing and fertile places once more?This workshop will explore some of the DIY ways we can …

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Farm tour!

Agriculture

Here’s your chance to visit Santropol Roulant’s farm in Senneville! It’s a unique opportunity to see what we’re doing out there and to get your hands in the ground! Expect a tour, a bird call or two, lots of fresh air, some field work and just the right amount of dirt under your nails!When is it? (I want to go!) …

Food Transformation Workshops

Community Workshops, Food

Wondering what to do with all the veggies from your garden? Curious about food preservation? Whether you’re an expert in pickling or want to try it out for the first time, come join us for the first in a series of food transformation workshops! This first installment will focus on pickling zucchini, radishes and more. For a suggested donation of …

Corporate Team Building at The Roulant

Volunteering - Corporate

Recently we had the pleasure of hosting two corporate groups who helped prepare and deliver meals for our Meals-on-Wheels Program. We are grateful to both AXA Assistance andLRMM for their help and generous donations. Some came to lend a hand chopping vegetables, baking cakes and preparing tasty food for 100 meals-on-wheels clients in the kitchen, and others delivered the fresh meals on foot …

Honey Extraction

Beekeeping Collective

Last Tuesday, the beekeeping collective extracted the first sweet drops of honey of the season! 40kg to be precise! Here are some lovely photographs taken by Alison Slatery. Information about honey sales will be available soon, and the details of the extraction process can be found on the bee blog.

One Night Stand with Fabergé

Fundraising

Join us on July 27th for a truly special One Night Stand with Fabergé. Fabergé is throwing a gourmet barbecue bonanza and donating all the proceeds from the entrance fee and bar to the Roulant. For $20 you have all the barbecue you can eat! Skewers, nachos, salads and more = yum! In case you don’t already know, Fabergé is …