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Winter comes early in the Roulant headquarters

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While the weather gets steadily colder outside, it’s also gotten colder inside this September in the Roulant with the installation of a new walk-in fridge and freezer. For years now, we dreamed of updating our walk-in fridge and freezer for a few reasons. First, an upgrade was necessary to conform to the new city regulations of Montreal. Second, we wanted …

A fruitful month for Les Fruits défendus

Collective - Fruits Defendus, Food, Fruits Défendus

Each September is a busy month for the collective. Apples, pears, grapes, and plums all become ripe for picking around this time. Homeowners who share their trees and vines with us, get in touch and thanks to our network of pick leaders and harvesters we’re able to harvest and save so much urban fruit. Huge thanks to everyone who makes local …

Join the core of the collective: Les Fruits défendus

Collective - Fruits Defendus, Fruits Défendus, Volunteering - Personal

Would you like to make an impact in the world of urban agriculture in Montreal, all while enjoying the sweet nourishing fruits of your labour? Then this is your chance! Les Fruits défendus is recruiting new core committee members to join its all-volunteer community! The collective’s mission is to reduce food waste, increase its accessibility to local food and to …

Fruits Défendus Harvest Party

Collective - Fruits Defendus, Events, Fruits Défendus

Hello everyone in the Fruits défendus family, Whether you’re a volunteer, pick leader, tree owner, member of a beneficiary organization or just simply interested by the collective, come celebrate the end of the Montreal fruit season! When: Sunday October 15th from 2-5pm Where: Santropol Roulant, 111 Roy East, first floor (accessible to anyone with reduced mobility) Bring: Your favorite fruit recipe, jars …

Stories of Santropol Roulant – Julia

Fruits Défendus, Stories

Julia, Les Fruits Défendus Collective Core Member Originally from Minnesota, I came to Montreal to complete my undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science and then my Master’s in Neuroscience. I didn’t know what I wanted to do for the longest time, but then I discovered these fields in a happy coincidence. I am really interested in human behaviour and motivation, as …

Calling all pick leaders for les Fruits défendus

Agriculture, Fruits Défendus, Volunteering - Personal

Les Fruits Défendus is looking for motivated, energetic and autonomous individuals to lead our urban fruit harvests throughout the summer! Les Fruits Défendus is Montreal’s volunteer-led urban fruit harvesting collective which connects local fruit tree owners with volunteer harvesters and helps ensure that this valuable local food resource does not go to waste. As a pick leader, you will have a …

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Les Fruits défendus – back for a 6th season

Agriculture, Fruits Défendus, News, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

Les Fruits defendus, the Roulant’s urban fruit harvesting collective, is back for its 6th season! About the collective If you didn’t already know, we are an all volunteer-led collective and have been part of Santropol Roulant since 2011. The collective is guided by a group of core members who meet weekly to make decisions and create space for young, engaged …

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Baking and Tea with Les Fruits Défendus

Events, Fruits Défendus, Recipes, Urban Agriculture

Interested in baking and eating apple pie and apple crumble, taking home some apple butter and chatting with your favorite fruit lovers? Then come to Les Fruits Défendus’ Cuisine Collective and Tea Party this Sunday to celebrate the end of the fruit-harvesting season! Whether you’re a long-time pick leader, a casual volunteer or just looking to get more involved in …