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Get Your Hands Dirty!

Agriculture, Featured, Job Postings

Farm Hands Our Culture Get ready to immerse yourself in a mindset of gratitude and care, and to embrace uncertainty, nuance and imperfection. We’re a small organization with lots of activity, creativity and big ideas, and we’re focused on connecting people, authentic relating and living our values as best we can. The Roulant treats people as gifts and takes a …

From Farm to Plate, Despite It All

Agriculture, Featured

The 2020 season, the 9th season of the Ferme du Roulant, has seen its share of changes and adaptation. Starting with the team: Virginie became the manager of the farm for the first time on her own, accompanied by Erin and Véro, respectively field production coordinator and greenhouse production coordinator. Maya joined the team as a farm hand, but quickly …

Bringing hope: looking back on the Roulant’s urban agriculture season

Agriculture, Featured

Une fillette masquée regarde avec attention son rateau avec les mains couvertes de terre

It’s the penultimate volunteer shift of the urban agriculture season and four-year-old Lulu is being looked after by our star volunteer Stella. After a few email exchanges with me and a bit of apprehension, the two arrive hand-in-hand, wearing their face coverings, trowels in their bag, ready to lend a hand in the gardens. Under the autumn sun, Lulu is …

Change of Guard

Agriculture, Featured, Kitchen, Staff

à gauche, magali fait les semis en portant un chandail orange. à droite, aidan est accroupie et flatte un chat dans l'entrée du Roulant

As the Roulant evolves and continues to make high-quality food accessible to seniors, people with reduced autonomy or with varying levels of mobility, the organization’s key program wheel has been handed over to two new people. We invite you to meet Aidan the Kitchen Programs Manager and Magali the Urban Agriculture Program Manager. Jean-François Veilleux: First of all, congratulations on …

Your Community Needs You

Agriculture, COVID19, Featured, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

Although the deconfinement is felt throughout the city, the vulnerable people still need you. Help the Roulant deliver nutritious meals to seniors, people with different levels of mobility or with a loss of autonomy, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Volunteer with the Meals-on-Wheels and feed your community! The Roulant gardens take advantage of the splendid weather to …

Contaminated Seedlings

Agriculture

Véro travaille dans la serre

Although the early season tests came back negative, everything now seems to indicate that the nightshade seedlings from the farm and our gardens downtown are infected with bacterial canker. To those who took Solanaceae seedlings at the Roulant in recent weeks (peppers, cherry tomatoes, eggplant…): please destroy the seedlings and discard them. Do not put them in a composter. If …

A New Dimension of Urban Agriculture

Agriculture, Featured, Volunteering - Personal

Winter is a great moment in the year to plan the next growing season. While snow falls outside we take a moment to reflect on the highlights of the past season and where we can improve to better adapt the gardens to the needs of the community.   Helped with the survey that was completed last year by many members of …

End of the Market’s Season

Agriculture, Market

Thursday’s at the Roulant are very special day during the summer as the whole community gets to participate in our work. We hope you enjoyed your visits to the market to meet with our farmers and vendors, get a look around our gardens and enjoy the fun atmosphere you all help create under sunny skies. We really appreciate your continued …

A hair in the soup…

Agriculture, Senneville Farm

As a community supported farm, we have the pleasure and privilege to share with you the abundances of our harvest with you. The Ferme du Roulant also wishes to be as transparent as possible about the challenges that can arise during a farming season. In that context, we wanted to share some news today. Back in July, Virginie, the farm …

Herbalism Workshop : DIY Apple Cider Vinegar & Fire Cider

Agriculture, Community Workshops

Gardens are closing up which means we have more time to focus on the Urban Agriculture Workshops Series. We are lucky to count on Pamela, a member of the community, who is an herbalist, founder of Blueberryjams, and host of our next workshop. In this workshop, you will learn about the science behind the fermentation and the many uses of …

Happy Trails to Our Summer Interns

Agriculture, Staff

September and the start of the school year have arrived. Our interns completed their contracts and are now back in school. Émilie Lamoureux-Sproule, our intern at the Volunteer Coordination Program left for Toronto to learn documentary making. Her overflowing energy will be missed, but she assured us that she would come back to the Roulant in the future! Vincent Lacharité-Laframboise, …

What a Community Farm Day!

Agriculture, Events, Senneville Farm

Nearly one hundred people went to Senneville to visit the Ferme du Roulant on Community Farm Day on August 24th.The Roulant’s community gathered in the enchanting farm setting to visit the facilities, enjoy a good meal, listen to music and get together.  If you did not know it, the Ferme du Roulant produces more than 15,000 kg of fresh and …