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AGM Highlights

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In case you  weren’t among the 90+ people who came to our Annual General Meeting last week, below is a sampling of what you missed! Board and Staff shared successes from 2013 as well as our hopes and dreams for 2014 and beyond, as members mingled and mixed while enjoying delicious treats from our kitchen as well as from our partners D-liche cupcakes and Juliette et Chocolat. Official membership business included reviewing programs, finances and approving new bylaws, and also …

Kitchen Workshop: Homemade Fermented Foods

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Kitchen workshop: Fermenting Culture: From Miso Soup to Heineken. How to Increase Your Digestive Health and Boost Your Immunity Through Homemade Fermented Foods What and who? Myrite Rotstein, Holistic Food and Tasty Lifestyle Coach will be leading a workshop of fermentation fun where you will learn about the history and health benefits of fermentation. In this workshop, you will learn …

Calling all Candidates

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The Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year will take place on Thursday March 27th, 2014. During the AGM members of Santropol Roulant (anyone who has been a client, volunteer, staff member or donor within the past year) will elect members to the Roulant Board of Directors, the governing body responsible for our overall-policy making. Any Santropol Roulant member can run …

New and Familiar Faces

Categorize Me!, Meals-on-Wheels, Publications, Seniors, Stories, Volunteering - Personal

Extra! Extra! The new issue of Words-on-Wheels, our client-member newsletter, is hot off the press! In this latest edition, titled “New and Familiar Faces,” we feature cover model Mrs Shanker, introduce new team members and interview one of our longest-running volunteers, the one and only, Matt B. In addition to meal delivery, community events, phone chats, surveys and more, W-o-W is …

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 …

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One Thousand and One Nights at Rumi Restaurant

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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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Santropol Roulant’s Annual Seedling Sale

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Come one, come all to Santropol Roulant’s Annual Seedling Sale! On Saturday, June 1st, from 11-5pm, we will be selling the extra seedlings from our greenhouses, all of which have been grown from organic seeds and using organic methods. Perfect for getting your garden off to a good start. All proceeds go to Santropol Roulant’s urban and peri-urban agriculture programs. …

The city responds to the OCPM’s report on urban agriculture!

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Santropol Roulant salutes the first step taken by the city of Montreal in response to the report (French only) by the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) on the state of urban agriculture (UA) on the island. The executive committee, represented by Josée Duplessis, announced yesterday the steps that will be taken by the city to develop UA in …

Small Scale Gardening Workshop

Agriculture, Categorize Me!, Community Workshops, Events, Food

Small Scale Gardening Workshop (Now offered in English! Don’t miss your chance!) with Jean-Martin Fortier, family farmer at les Jardins de la Grelinette Come to meet Quebec’s pionneer in small scale bio-intensive farming! During this 2-hour long training, the urban gardener will learn all the tricks and tips of a professional farmer while those who are willing to start their own small scale commercial farming operation …

Small Scale Gardening Workshop

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Small Scale Gardening Workshop (Now offered in English! Don’t miss your chance!) with Jean-Martin Fortier, family farmer at les Jardins de la Grelinette Come to meet Quebec’s pionneer in small scale bio-intensive farming! During this 2-hour long training, the urban gardener will learn all the tricks and tips of a professional farmer while those who are willing to start their own small scale commercial farming operation …

First Annual Froot Cup Champions Crowned!

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A heartfelt thank you to all the teams that came out and braved the tropical heat and participated in the 1st Annual Froot Cup.  We want to congratulate Telus FFC who narrowly beat the McKibbins team in the final to hoist the coveted Froot Cup trophy. In other announcements, the best cheer and best uniform awards both went to the Wyld Stallions.  The …