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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 …

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 …

Highlights from Urban Agriculture in 2023

Agriculture, Senneville Farm

In the local context of intense inflation and housing crises, causing a rise in homelessness and food insecurity in Montreal, what role can urban gardens play? Read further to discover three new projects within the Roulant’s urban agriculture program: engagement of people experiencing homesless at the Cité Hospitalière garden, a weekly social mixer on Terrasses Roy, and the heartwarming story …

We want to hear from you!

Agriculture, Featured, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

The growing season at the Roulant is winding down, which means it’s time for you to share your experience and opinions! Participate in one of the below surveys to help shape and improve the Roulant’s programming for the long-term, all while running the chance to win some fresh and tasty prizes. All volunteers who have participated in a shift at …

Saying goodbye to our 2023 seasonal agriculture staff

Agriculture, Featured, Staff

As the leaves fall and we start to close the gardens for the season, the time has also come to wish the best to Yolie and Gracia, our superstar Garden Facilitators this season, and Russell, our brilliant end-of-season Farm Apprentice. Yolie took on a great deal of responsibility this season facilitating volunteer shifts in all of the urban gardens and …

The revamp of our Seed Library

Agriculture, Featured, News, Urban Agriculture

For those who have been spending time in the lounge at 111 Roy Street East, you may have noticed the seed library, and perhaps even noticed the most recent facelift. Yolie (one of our already-missed 2023 gardens facilitators) made it their end-of-season goal to revamp the seed library in order to make it easier to interact with in order to …

Community Farm Day: Garlic Planting

Agriculture, Events, Senneville Farm

Frankie, Noah, and Russell are inviting you to the upcoming Community Farm Day! It is time for the next generation of garlic to take over, so be ready for a fun day of garlic planting at the Senneville farm. Come lend a hand and enjoy the serenity of the farm during the fall season with a potluck picnic lunch and …

Community Farm Day: Power Weed!

Agriculture, Events, Senneville Farm

Frankie, Noah and Russell invite you to come get your hands dirty for the third Community Farm Day of the summer on Friday, August 25th! The theme of the day : weeds, weeds, weeds! While we are an organization that loves plants of all stripes, there are some that we would rather see in the compost pile than in the fields. The day promises …

Learning in the gardens: an invitation to youth educators

Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, Youth

School may be out for summer, but learning in the gardens never stops! While the urban agriculture team is busy now welcoming day camps including Camp Cosmos and Camp ARMP (Association Récréative Milton Parc), we’re ready to look ahead to the coming school year to ensure more youth of all ages can learn about and participate in the food cycle. …

Community Farm Day: Garlic Harvest

Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

The high season is in full swing at the farm as we are inviting you to come get your hands dirty for the second Community Farm Day of the summer! This year again, the farm is opening its fields to the Roulant community for a massive group garlic harvest on Friday, August 4th! We look forward to having you, your family and friends …

Tics and parsnip poison: rules to follow while at the farm

Agriculture

Ticks and parsnip poison are gaining ground in Quebec. The West Island of Montreal is now considered an endemic zone, and the Roulant farm has proved to be affected by the presence of parsnip poison and the possibility of ticks. Parsnip poison, with its harmless flower-like appearance, is an invasive exotic plant that can cause epidermal reactions, often benign. The …