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Community Farm Day

Agriculture, Events, Featured, Urban Agriculture

While you might encounter some of the veggies from the farm of Santropol Roulant in the meals-on-wheels recipes, in the organic baskets or at the Farmers’ Markets, you rarely have the opportunity to touch the soil where they grow. Community farm day is your opportunity to visit the farm, enjoy the calm of the countryside and discover the secrets of organic agriculture on the island of …

Seed library Resources

Agriculture, Featured, Urban Agriculture

To accompany the inauguration of the seed library here at Santropol Roulant, we’re launching a new webpage with seed saving resources! On our Seed Library Resource page, you will find more information about what a seed library is, our seed catalog, some basic biology, and links to how to collect and store different kinds of seeds. Despite being still under …

Coming to the Roulant: a Seed Library!

Agriculture, Featured, Urban Agriculture

A very exciting new project is coming to the Roulant! As part of their summer Urban Agriculture internship, our staff member Tali has decided to build a seed library! This library will allow anyone from the Roulant community to come “borrow” seeds any time they wish. The general idea is that people come at the beginning of the season and …

Seedlings sale 2018 at Cultivons le Plateau

Agriculture, Events, Senneville Farm, Urban Agriculture

Did you know that  the month of May is the one about urban agriculture? For several years now, it is organized as part of Cultiver Montreal and the Day of the Bee with Alternatives and the House of Friendship. Associated with Miel Montreal, the Santropol Roulant brings you Cultivons Le Plateau, a great fair where you can come and get everything …

Gardening 101 workshop

Agriculture, Community Workshops, Urban Agriculture

Come join the next workshop in our agriculture workshop series, Gardening 101! In this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know to be a good gardener. Please note that the same workshop will be offered on two dates. Both will be bilingual. When: Tuesday May 22th AND Wednesday May 30th, both from 5:30 – 7:30 pm Where: Santropol Roulant, 111 rue Roy East …

Calling all green thumbs – volunteering in agriculture this season

Agriculture, Featured, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Corporate, Volunteering - Personal

Calling all green thumbs – our Agriculture Program will begin accepting volunteers for the 2018 season as of mid-May. This is a preliminary call-out to inform you of when and where volunteer shifts will be taking place and to gauge your interest and availability for different tasks and shifts (ex: gardening, farming, markets). Whether you’re a current or brand new volunteer interested …

Urban agriculture at the general store!

Agriculture, Featured, General Store, Urban Agriculture

Even if the spring is starting slowly this year, it’s a great time to get what you need for the gardening season at the general store! You can find lots of interesting supplies, such as: Packets of organic seeds The seeds available for sale at the general store come from Tourne-Sol Farm and are all certified organic. We have selected some …

Seedlings workshop!

Agriculture, Community Workshops, Urban Agriculture

We’re launching our 2018 Urban Agriculture Workshop series with our annual seedlings workshop. Learn how to start your own seedlings indoors before the warm weather arrives. This workshop will be in-part theory and part hands-on. Participants will go home with their own trays of seedlings to get their seasons started. Please note that the same workshop will be offered twice, both will …

It’s time to plan your gardens for 2018!

Agriculture, Urban Agriculture

Even if we are still in the middle of winter,  it’s the time to think about what you’ll be growing next summer! Here are some tips and tricks from Marie-Anne, our urban agriculture manager, to help you in your planning for the next gardening season. Find your gardening goals! Is gardening more of a hobby, an activity to make your space …

Urban Agriculture Workshops for 2018

Agriculture, Community Workshops, Urban Agriculture

Are you eager to get your hands dirty in the soil? Did you make a new year resolution to garden more in 2018? Whatever your reasons are, a new year begins in urban agriculture at Santropol Roulant and with it, our educational urban agriculture workshop series open to all our community members. The workshops will follow the arc of the …

Rounding out the agricultural season with a corporate coup de main

Agriculture, Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Corporate

Throughout August and September, we were fortunate to have the support of ANSYS within both our Meals-on-Wheels Program and Agriculture Program. Not only did they donate financially to support our activities and services, but they helped prepare, package, deliver, and even grow the food that we serve to our clients. In total, 12 employees came to lend a hand over …

Harvest party at the Edible Campus!

Agriculture, Events, Urban Agriculture

🍆 It’s Harvest time at the Edible Campus! 🍅 This is the perfect opportunity for everyone at McGill who is passionate about urban agriculture to come together, celebrate the harvest, and taste some fresh and local veggies! When: September 26th from 4-6pm Where: on McGill’s lower field What: The Edible Campus, a green oasis in a landscape of stone and …