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A Fruitful Week

Fruits Défendus, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

This past week Les Fruits Défendus, the urban fruit harvesting collective, had its most successful week of 2015. The collective harvested 1138 lbs of fruits in just 8 days from all over the city (Cote des Neiges, Ahuntsic, Rosemont, Villeray, Plateau Mont Royal, Mercier Hochelaga Maisonneuve and Ile des Soeurs). 6 pick leaders and over 25 volunteers visited 13 tree owners during over …

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Les Fruits Défendus Launch Party

Agriculture, Events, Fruits Défendus, Trivia, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

Les Fruits Défendus, the Roulant-based urban fruit-harvesting collective, invites you to their Season Launch party. Come meet the team, get to know fellow volunteers, and enjoy live music on Santropol Roulant’s rooftop! When: Thursday, July 2nd, from 7:30-10pm Where: 111 Roy east Bring: Snacks will be provided, but BYOBeverage! About the collective Les Fruits Défendus is an urban fruit-harvesting collective founded in 2011 in Montréal. By fostering connections between fruit tree …

Centraide Solidaires 2015

Fruits Défendus, News, Video, Volunteering - Personal, Youth

Last Thursday, a crew from the Roulant had the pleasure of attending Centraide’s Gala. The annual recognition event showcases the exceptional work of fundraising partners and the community organizations they support. We were honoured that one of our long-time volunteers, Tássia Camões, was recognized for her leadership and outstanding contributions to the Santropol Roulant community. The Solidaire NextGen is awarded …

We’ve Got Your Holiday Gifts

Food, Frozen Meals, Fruits Défendus, Fundraising, News

Looking for holiday gifts that reflect your love for food and community? We’ve got ’em! Thank a dinner host with a big shiny jar of tomato sauce and a Roulant apron!  Looking for a party favor? Why not bring some delicious salsa made from organic Montreal-grown veggies to the party! Does your cheese platter need some apple butter? It’s all in the …

Les Fruits Défendus Update

Fruits Défendus

The 2014 urban fruit picking season in numbers During the 2014 harvest season, Les Fruits Défendus called on roughly 100 volunteers for 71 harvests. This year, 2,723 pounds of fruit were shared with Montrealers! In past years the collective had been operating out of the Roulant and somewhat restricted to adjacent neighbourhoods, but this year, two new activity hubs were …

Visit Our New General Store!

Agriculture, Food, Frozen Meals, Fruits Défendus, Fundraising

Ever wished the Roulant mini-market were there for you all week long? Do you want to taste the delicious preserves being canned right here? Or take home a portion of our healthy meals for your own dinner? It’s all available for you in our New General Store right here at 111 Rue Roy Est. Local and Organic Products for Sale! …

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Katimavik Eco-Stage – Fruits Défendus

Agriculture, Fruits Défendus, Job Postings

For three months this summer, become the fearless leader of Les Fruits Défendus, Santropol Roulant’s urban fruit harvesting collective. We’re looking for someone to oversee the 2014 picking season, coordinate harvests (starting with the cherries), organize special events and facilitate communication with stakeholders, including Santropol Roulant, which acts as an incubator for this exciting and innovative project. Certain conditions apply: …