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Calm After the Storm: Rue Fermier 2023


If we had to describe this year’s Rue Fermier in three words, we would say it was cozy, sweet, and a whirlwind. The huge thunderstorm and tornado warning on July 13 made for unexpectedly tumultuous weather, but the event happened as promised: rain-or-shine! Despite the storm, over 200 people of all ages and levels of mobility gathered in celebration of community, …

Plant Wisdom Workshops, Hosted by Diasporic Herbalism

Community Workshops, Events, Kitchen Workshops, Partners

Diasporic Herbalism presents their Plant Wisdom workshop series, a dream project led by Barbara Saldaña (she/they) and co-coordinated with Sapphire Woods (they/them). Funded by Chantiers Jeunesse, this 5-month program is built to connect folks who are at least second or third generation of immigrants, newcomers, and QTBIPOC in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal with our herbal and food traditions, despite many of us being …

Revisiting Cultiver Terrasses Roy

Agriculture, Events

For the Cultiver Montréal Festival, Terrasses Roy reopened its doors (and gardens!) to celebrate the start of the gardening season together. From seedling sales to the distribution of free mulch and the dancing rhythms of LaFHomme, the event was a success for the Roulant community and neighbourhood! As we look forward to more events on the Terrasses Roy, we’d like …

Rue Fermier 2023: garden and community

Agriculture, Events, Volunteering - Personal

Join us on Thursday, July 13 for the 2023 edition of Rue Fermier! Santropol Roulant’s most anticipated event of the year, Rue Fermier is our annual open door celebration of community and agriculture. To celebrate the first summer season of the permanent installation of the Terrasses Roy, this year’s celebration will be held amidst the gardens in front of the …

The Roulant’s Kiosque alimentaire / Friday Hang

Events, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

Starting Friday, June 30, 2023, the Roulant will be hosting a weekly Kiosque alimentaire / Friday Hang on the public space of the Terrasses Roy. With the current context of disproportionately high food prices and eco-gentrification, which is putting citizens in the Plateau at increasing risk of financial precarity, food insecurity and homelessness, the Roulant’s agriculture and kitchen teams have …

Community Farm Day: Strawberry Harvest

Events, Senneville Farm

Now that the agricultural season is up and running, the Roulant farm team is happy to welcome you, your family and friends to join us in celebrating the strawberry harvest at the Senneville Farm! It will be a festive day of picking (and eating!) strawberries, lending a hand with some weeding, and enjoying the serenity of the farm with a …

Join us: The Terrasses Roy are back in style!

Agriculture, Events

After a two-year hiatus for a makeover, the permanent phase of the Terrasses Roy is ready to welcome you back. As part of the Cultiver Montréal 2023 Festival, we invite you to join us at Cultiver Terrasses Roy and celebrate the beginning of the gardening season. Hope to see you all there! – Magali, urban agriculture program manager

Visit the La Cité garden in bloom

Agriculture, Events

After the success of the visits of La Cité-des-Hospitalières last September, we once again present the entire Roulant community with an opportunity to visit the site and walk through its marvelous blooming gardens. This visit is open to everyone – families and children are welcome! See you there! – Adrienne, Accessible Agriculture and Gardens Coordinator

National Volunteer Week: Come Celebrate

Events, Volunteering - Personal

April is the time to celebrate and share our gratitude to our volunteer community. This year, as part of National Volunteer Week from April 16-22, we felt it was important to highlight the importance of volunteers in maintaining a more resilient, healthy and caring community. Volunteering is unique to each individual and allows some to practice new skills, find meaning, …

2023 AGM Recap: of governance and gratitude

Events, Featured, Gouvernance

On April 30, the Roulant reopened its doors for the first time in four years for the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM)! Over 109 voting members, neighbors and friends gathered in person (148 people in total, including clients and online participants) to celebrate all that we have accomplished as a community over the past year and to elect the new …

Food for the Rest of Us: Film Screening and Discussion

Amplifying Voices, Events

Hello dear Roulant community! We warmly invite you to join the public screening of the film Food for the Rest of Us, an inspiring documentary about resistance, connection to ancestry and land stewardship. The film will be presented in a hybrid format (in-person + online) followed by a discussion with director Caroline Cox. Event Accessibility If you have any particular …

Building Seed and Community Genetics

Agriculture, Events, Featured

It’s that time of the year! Gardens sleep under snow blankets, farms are well ahead in their crop planning, and seeds are queens of the season – both literally and metaphorically. As climate change continues to impact lives and threaten crop viability, the importance of building seed genetics adapted to our climate, and strengthening our community networks remain of utter …