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Apple Picking Recap

Categorize Me!, Events, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

On October 17th, a group of 60 Santropol Roulant community members (clients, volunteers, staff, donors and board members!) ages 8 months to 90+ years, went apple picking in Mont St-Grégoire. We dined on buckwheat crepes, toured the orchard by tractor, marvelled at the colourful leaves and picked a variety of apples.   To top things off, Pierre-Vincent and Mira-Clair treated us …

Cheesemaking is back!

Community Workshops, Fundraising, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes

The popular cheesemaking workshops with David Rotsztain are back! In the introductory classes, David will lead us through making fromage frais, paneer, fresh curds, and blue cheese. The theory and history of cheese, the politics of raw milk and dairy, other dairy ferments, and rennet-free cheesemaking will also be explored. You’ll take home samples of cheese, cultures, and whey plus …

Get to know The Roulant’s Young Gardeners

Stories, Youth

Adults, aren’t the only ones at play in The Roulant’s gardens. This season, our urban gardens were the playground and classroom for 12 summer camps and elementary schools. Our tours put youth in contact with their natural environment, and reconnected them to the source of their food. In total, 182 young people learned how to reduce their environmental impact and create positive …

Intergenerational Apple-Picking Event

Events, Food, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

Santropol Roulant is proud to announce that we’ve added a fourth intergenerational event to our 2013 calendar!  Our intergenerational events such as the holiday brunch, summer brunch, and sugar shack outing serve as unique opportunities to bring people together across generations and cultures. Next Thursday October 17th, meals-on-wheels clients, staff and volunteers will venture to a local apple orchard just 45 …

Rooftop Screening: Musically Medicated


Santropol Roulant is proud to be screening the documentary Musically Medicated on Thursday, Oct 3rd. The film follows the story of Robbie Tucker (musician, baker, and Roulant volunteer) as he struggles with a diagnosis of young onset Parkinsons and its effects on all aspects of his life. For more info and to see a trailer for the film, click here. …

Invitation: 100 Mile Meal

Events, Food

Tickets are going fast for this not-to-be-missed gourmet-community event of the season! If you’re a fan of local organic food, or just love talking about food, then this is the night you’ve been waiting for! What: A delicious meal with ultra-local ingredients sourced from within a 100 mile radius along with a discussion about the source of our food. When: …

Spend Your Nights Dreaming About Bees?

Beekeeping Collective

Make your dreams come true with this workshop hosted by the Roulant beekeeping collective on October 4th at 5:30pm. The workshop will last two hours and will be divided into two parts. In the first hour, we’ll talk, taste, and visit the hives. We’ll answer questions like: what does the inside of a hive look like? What is the lifespan …

Iron Chef – Thank you!


Last Thursday, 6 teams of local chefs competed head-to-head to create a unique dish with vegetables freshly picked from Santropol Roulant’s garden! The 4th edition of our dear Iron Chef event is now over but wow! What a night! Not only each teams gave everything they had to win the Grand Culinary Prize but a large crowd of curious community …

Grapes of Greece – An Autumn Wine Tasting


Forget the retsina, Greek wines are in the spotlight these days! There’s an increasing wealth of Greek wines on the market that come from fascinating terroirs, made with indigenous grape varieties. Join us October 1st for an evening of wine and merriment with sommelière Etheliya Hananova. Having recently returned from visiting wineries in Greece, she will guide us through an …

Recipe of the Month: Roasted Tomato Soup

Food, Recipes

Each month we’ll be featuring a recipe in our newsletter and on our website. We invite you to submit your favourite seasonal recipe, along with a photo and a few lines about why the recipe is special to you, who taught you to make it, or a memory of sharing the meal, along with a photo. Try out the recipes …

Video Portrait by alterNation


This video, created by alterNation, is part of an exploration of the unique ways that community organizations around the world function. Pierre-Vincent, Director of Urban Agriculture talks about the the different programs and activities at the Roulant.