Tonight! Free Mushroom Workshop at our City Farm School!

MUSHROOM GROWING FOR BEGINNERS

Fungi Perfecti Mushroom farmMonday July 21st – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

A workshop for beginners taught by beginners! Come learn the fundamentals of growing mushrooms at home. We’ll be chatting about different types of mushrooms and their benefits, while constructing home made kits with the participants. An ideal workshop for those with little to no knowledge on mushroom growing!

If you wish to take home one of the kits that will be made during the workshop, please email Justine@cityfarmschool.media@gmail.com. We have a total of 12 kits, priority will be given to those who email first! But don’t worry, documentation on all materials used will be available for those attending.

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Upcoming workshops with City Farm School!

Monday July 21st – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

MUSHROOM GROWING FOR BEGINNERSFungi Perfecti Mushroom farm

A workshop for beginners taught by beginners! Come learn the fundamentals of growing
mushrooms at home. We’ll be chatting about
different types of mushrooms and their benefits, while constructing homemade kits with the participants. An ideal workshop for those with little to no knowledge on mushroom growing!

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Tuesday, July 29th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

INTRO TO MICROGREENS 

No garden? No problem! Come and learn how to grow microgreens indoors all-year round. In just minutes a day, you can enjoy a fresh supply of greens with every meal.IMG_1017

For those interested in taking home a tray of microgreens, bring a small margarine-size container, preferably with sealable lid. You will get hands-on experience on how to start your own microgreens!

Registration required. Limited to 15 participants.

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Tuesday August 5th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus 

GMOs: WHAT ARE THEY? WHERE ARE THEY? AND HOW YOU CAN FIGHT THEM. (EN FRANÇAIS)

Après 20 ans de cultures OGM au Canada, force est de constater que toutes les belles promesses des multinationales et de leurs alliés, nos gouvernements n’ont pas été tenues : pas d’augmentation de rendement significatif, augmentation de l’utilisation de pesticides et augmentation de la faim dans le monde. De plus, le dossier des OGM est volontairement rendu obscur à grand coup de désinformation.gmo

Cet atelier souhaite faire une mise à jour sur ce dossier sur qu’est-ce qu’un OGM et où sont-ils dans nos champs et nos assiettes, mais surtout ce que l’on peut faire pour lutter contre ce fléau.

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Monday August 11th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

OBSERVE & INTERACT:  (Patterns & the First Priniciple of PERMACULTURE)

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The Universe is an infinite multidimensional system of fractal patterns.

In this interactive workshop, the focus on patterns will keep us closer to home, here on planet Earth.  Discover why observation is our most important starting point … the beginning of any creative or regenerative process requires “protracted and thoughtful” observation.

There will be an explanation & discussion on this topic, and weather permitting, the group will move outside and use the natural diversity at City Farm to observe and find patterns in the great outdoors.

City Farm School Summer Workshop Series!

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We hope you are all enjoying a great summer filled with plants, locally grown food and warm weather!
We are very active with our outdoor City Farm School on the Loyola Campus! Check often for updates here on garden market updates as well as our amazing upcoming workshop series.
 
 
Please note that the Concordia Greenhouse is closed to the public until September 2014, re-opening with the Fall semester.

City Farm School staff and interns will be hosting workshops all summer long!

All of these workshops are FREE and open to the public!  In some cases advanced registration may be requested, see workshop descriptions for more details.

 

The majority of the workshops will take place at the City Farm School gardens, Loyola Campus, behind the solar house.  For more information on any of these workshops contact Justine at cityfarmschool.media@gmail.com

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS WITH CITY FARM SCHOOL

Monday July 7th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

SPROUTS: HIGH IN NUTRITION, LOW IN COST!Growing-sprouts-in-a-jar

Not all of us can be gardeners, but we all eat! Achieving their maximum nutrient density after only 5-10 days, sprouts are ready to harvest with minimum effort and investment.
Learn some practical tips from an experienced ‘sprouter’ on the most accessible greens around! Beginner sprouting kits will be available for purchase at the workshop.

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Tuesday July 8th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus


365 DAYS OF HERBS: GROW AND USE HERBS YEAR-Dry-HerbsROUND

Come learn how to grow herbs such as basil, thyme, rosemary, cilantro, dill and sage both indoors or outdoors. We will also demonstrate how to dry and preserve herbs, as well as various uses like cooking with dry and fresh herbs, infusing oils, and medicinal properties and uses.

TO RESERVE A SPOT, PLEASE VISIT: www.bookwhen.com/herbs

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Monday July 14th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

LOVE POTIONS & APHRODISIACS

imageHerbal aphrodisiacs have the power and spirit to send us into raptures, revitalize our bodies, nourish our sexual energy and open our hearts. Come rediscover the ancient wise tradition of using herbs for relaxation, sensuality, and reproductive health. Take homesome juicy recipes and maybe even remind yourself how to be more open and sensual with life in general.

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Tuesday July 15th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

DIY SKIN CARE ALTERNATIVEShomemade-winter-lotion-cream

In this gender-neutral, hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to make their own sunscreen and salves while also learning about the properties of medicinal plants
and herbs that can be used topically. We will also discuss the issues surrounding Health Canada regulations on the most prevalent cosmetic ingredients and their potential health hazards.

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Monday July 21st – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

MUSHROOM GROWING FOR BEGINNERSFungi Perfecti Mushroom farm

A workshop for beginners taught by beginners! Come learn the fundamentals of growing
mushrooms at home. We’ll be chatting about
different types of mushrooms and their benefits, while constructing homemade kits with the participants. An ideal workshop for those with little to no knowledge on mushroom growing!

City Farm School – our summer Loyola campus farm!

What`s growing on with the Greenhouse and our City Farm School!

The market stand continues to be a great spot to pick up local organically grown produce on the Loyola campus! Check it out Tuesdays and Thursday (excluding holidays and heavy rain days) from 11am – 1pm by the Solar house on the Concordia Loyola campus.

Plus! Check out this incredible workshop series!

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Monday July 7th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

SPROUTS: HIGH IN NUTRITION, LOW IN COST!Growing-sprouts-in-a-jar

Not all of us can be gardeners, but we all eat! Achieving their maximum nutrient density after only 5-10 days, sprouts are ready to harvest with minimum effort and investment.
Learn some practical tips from an experienced ‘sprouter’ on the most accessible greens around! Beginner sprouting kits will be available for purchase at the workshop.

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Tuesday July 8th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus


365 DAYS OF HERBS: GROW AND USE HERBS YEAR-Dry-HerbsROUND

Come learn how to grow herbs such as basil, thyme, rosemary, cilantro, dill and sage both indoors or outdoors. We will also demonstrate how to dry and preserve herbs, as well as various uses like cooking with dry and fresh herbs, infusing oils, and medicinal properties and uses.

TO RESERVE A SPOT, PLEASE VISIT: www.bookwhen.com/herbs

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Monday July 14th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

LOVE POTIONS & APHRODISIACS

imageHerbal aphrodisiacs have the power and spirit to send us into raptures, revitalize our bodies, nourish our sexual energy and open our hearts. Come rediscover the ancient wise tradition of using herbs for relaxation, sensuality, and reproductive health. Take homesome juicy recipes and maybe even remind yourself how to be more open and sensual with life in general.

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Tuesday July 15th – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

DIY SKIN CARE ALTERNATIVEShomemade-winter-lotion-cream

In this gender-neutral, hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to make their own sunscreen and salves while also learning about the properties of medicinal plants
and herbs that can be used topically. We will also discuss the issues surrounding Health Canada regulations on the most prevalent cosmetic ingredients and their potential health hazards.

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Monday July 21st – 5-7 pm @ City Farm School garden, Concordia Loyola Campus

MUSHROOM GROWING FOR BEGINNERSFungi Perfecti Mushroom farm

A workshop for beginners taught by beginners! Come learn the fundamentals of growing
mushrooms at home. We’ll be chatting about
different types of mushrooms and their benefits, while constructing homemade kits with the participants. An ideal workshop for those with little to no knowledge on mushroom growing!

 

And here`s a shot of our most recent workshop on Lacto-Fermentation held at the greenhouse on June 17th.

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City Farm School local market begins!

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Our first market it just around the corner!  Starting Tuesday June 10th we will begin our 2014 market season, with twice weekly market stands until the end of October.
To start things off we will have tasty salad greens, radishes and chives as well as a number of herbal teas.
New this year we will have seeds, plants and organic fertilizer kits available for you to start your own home garden!
Come on out and meet your student farmers and get a taste of our first harvest of 2014.
Regular Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11am – 1pm
Loyola Campus at the Solar house behind Hingston hall – Map - 

Vert Ta Ville Seedling Sale List!

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Hey Green Thumbs!

Did you know we have an EPIC seedling sale coming up this May 15th and 16th, 10am – 7pm (until supplies last!) Check out all our varieties below. Click the links to each seed producing farm to learn more about certain plants! $2-$3 for plants!

2014 SEEDLINGS!

 

Broccoli Belstar
Broccoli Purple Peacock
Cabbage Savoie
Cabbage Michihili
Cabbage Red Express
Cabbage Copenhagen
Cauliflower Snow ball
Celery Celebration
Chard Rainbow
Cucumber Marketmore
Cucumber Lebanese
Cucumber Space Master
Eggplant Ping Tung Long
Eggplant Listada di Gandia
Fennel Perfection
Ground Cherry Golden Husk
Ground Cherry Little Lanterns
Hot Pepper Black Hungarian
Hot Pepper Red Rocket
Hot Pepper Bulgarian Carrot
Hot Pepper Chinese five colours
Hot Pepper Early Jalapeno
Hot Pepper Ancho Poblano
Kale Lacinato
Kale Red Russian
Kale Vates
Kohlrabi White Vienna
Kohlrabi Purple Vienna
Melon Montreal Melon
Melon Delicious 51
Melon Minnesota Midget
Melon Charentais
Melon Watermelon- Sugar Baby
Onion Evergreen Scallion
Pepper King of the North
Pepper Chocolate
Pepper mandarine
Pepper Iko Iko
Pepper Mini Bell Pepper mix
Pepper Shishito
Pumpkin Baby Pam (pie pumpkin)
Squash – Summer Dark Green
Squash – Summer Golden
Squash – Summer Ronde de Nice
Squash – Winter Delicata
Squash – Winter Butternut (Waltham)
Squash – Winter Spaghetti
Tomatillios Green
Tomatillios Purple
Tomato Isis Candy
Tomato Gold Nugget
Tomato Montreal Tasty
Tomato Petit Moineau
Tomato Tiny Tim
Tomato San Marzano
Tomato Brandywine Pink
Tomato New Big Dwarf
Tomato Cherokee Purple
Tomato Noir du Portage
Tomato Black Cherry
Tomato Jubilee Jaune
Tomato Pineapple
Tomato Green Zebra
Tomato Matt Wild
Tomato Silvery Fir Tree
Fines Herbes
Aneth Bouquet
Basilic Genovese
Basilic Cinnamon
Basilic Rosie
Basilic Thai
Basilic Aton (Container)
Coriandre Cilantro
Menthe Spearmint
Origan Common
Persil Frise Darki
Persil Italian (Flat leaf)
Sauge Common
Thym Thyme
Savory Summer
Marjoram Sweet marjoram
Chives Chives
Flowers
Nasturtium Dwarf Jewel
Mauve Musquee
Marigold Gem
Sunflower Mix
Rudbeckia Black eyed Susan
alyssum White Carpet
cosmos Sensation mix
chyrsanthemum Crazy Daisy
Medicinal Plants
Calendula Flashback Mix
Chamomile Bodegold
Guimauve (Yves Gagnon) Marshmallow
Nettle Stinging
Mélisse (Lemon Balm) common
SEEDS for direct seeding
Beans- Snap Bush Multicolour Mix
Beans- Snap Bush Provider
Peas Sugar Snap
Arugula Arugula
Radish Raxe
Beets Detroit Dark Red
Swiss Chard Rainbow
Spinach Bloomsdale
Lettuce Mesclun Mix
Carrot Witches Fingers
Carrot Red Cored Chantenay

 

Coming up at the Greenhouse!

We are now closed to the public until September!

We are making way for our annual Vert-ta-Ville seedling Sale on May 15th and 16th, 10am-7pm.
Also, as with every spring, we are shifting our focus to our City Farm School program.  You can find us all summer growing veggies, flowers, fruits trees, herbs, medicinal plants and even working with bee hives on the Loyola Campus!!  There will be lots going on this summer including weekly volunteer sessions, twice weekly farm stands, a workshop series, garden tours, beekeeping and more.  Stay tuned to the city farm school section of the newsletter this spring.
Also you will still be able to book half of the atrium lounge on weekdays for events until April 30th.

We made a feedback survey! Please take 2 minutes to fill it out and help us out!

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End of School Potluck in the Greenhouse!

Wednesday, April 16th, 5-7pm – Atrium Lounge

School is ending for Spring and we are closing the year with a community vegetarian potluck!
Come enjoy the sunset with us as we dine amongst the plants!

Please bring your dishes prepared and arrive before 6:30.
Invite a friend to show the greenhouse before it`s closed until Autumn!

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ANNUAL EPIC SEEDLING SALE!

May 15th & 16th – 10am – 7pm -  or until supplies last!

Concordia Greenhouse - 1455 de Maisonneuve O – Hall Building 13th Floor

The annual Vert-ta-Ville spring seedling sale is coming up fast!  We will have over 100 varieties of heirloom veggie, herb and flower seedlings, all produced naturally and locally in the Concordia Greenhouse by our City Farm School interns!  And this year we’ve added a number of new “container” varieties for all you balcony gardeners out there. All flowers, veggies and herb seedlings will be priced at $2-3.  We will also have a variety of seeds for direct sowing available during the sale.

For a complete list of available varieties please visit our website.
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INTRODUCTION TO HERBAL PHARMACY COURSE
Learn how to grow, use and transform a few common medicinal plants of north america over this 11 class introduction to herbal medicine course.  Taking place at both Loyola City Farm School Herbal Medicine Garden and the Concordia Greenhouse over the course of 7 months.Students will learn the basics of how to grow, harvest, preserve, transform and apply some common herbs such as Yarrow, Raspberry Leaf, Lemon Balm, Marshmallow, Lavender, St-Johns Wort, Comfrey and more. We will also learn how to make, salves, balms, tinctures, throat losanges, syrups and suppositories to just name a few.
Application are now being accepted.

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