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Urban agriculture at the general store!

Agriculture, 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 …

A Big Thank You to our Summer Corporate Volunteers!

Agriculture, Meals-on-Wheels, Senneville Farm, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Corporate

As we are saying our last farewells to summer, we would like to thank five corporate groups for bringing their amazing energy and motivation to the Roulant these past two months. In July, we were fortunate to have 28 employees from the Montreal office of Morgan Stanley who volunteered for our Meals-on Wheels program. Along with our regular volunteers, they helped …

Introduction to Seed Saving Workshop!

Agriculture, Community Workshops, Urban Agriculture

September is right around the corner and it’s starting to feel like Fall! It’s time to dip your toes into the art of plant breeding by learning the art and science of seed saving in order to prepare your garden for next year! When: Wednesday, September 6th, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Where: At the Terraces Roy tables in front of Santropol …

Soil Ecology Workshop

Agriculture, Community Workshops, Urban Agriculture

If you want to level up your gardening know-how and build healthy and resilient soils, this workshop is for you! When: Wednesday, August 23rd, 5-6pm Where: Santropol Roulant, 111 Roy East, Second floor* Cost: $10-15 or pay-what-you-can. Please register in advance below. About this workshop Soil health is essential to healthy gardens and food security worldwide. Unfortunately, many agricultural practices tend to damage …

Medicinal Plants workshop

Agriculture, Community Workshops, Urban Agriculture

Which plant remedies are helpful when you’re feeling anxious, sleepless, or sick? For thousands of years, people all over the world have used medicinal plants to help themselves feel better. While pharmaceutical medicine is indispensable, we can complement our health practices with medicinal plants, and through them, connect more deeply with our bodies. When: Wednesday, August 2nd from  5-6 pm …

The Mycollective is recruiting volunteers and members!

Collective - Mycollective, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Personal

The Mycollective is a gathering of mushroom enthusiasts that seeks to create a nucleus of knowledge about mycology and in doing so expand the breadth of urban agriculture in our community. We also aim to develop expertise about low-tech and inexpensive ways to cultivate mushrooms. We are looking for volunteers (occasional basis) and members (weekly commitment): Volunteers (occasional/monthly commitment): The …

Insect workshop: friends and foes

Agriculture, Community Workshops, Urban Agriculture

Summer is here for real: veggies are growing, flowers are blooming, and our agriculture workshop series continues with an insect workshop!  Which insects are the enemies in your garden and how do we ward them off? Which ones are useful and how do we to attract them? This workshop will answer all of theses questions and more! Please note that …