COMING UP AT THE GREENHOUSE!

TONIGHT! ART IN THE ATRIUM

Tuesday, September 23rd, 5-7pm

What could be better than making art amidst the natural beauty of the Greenhouse? The answer – not all that much. That being said, come join us in an open crafting session tonight! This event is FREE, but please bring your own supplies – we’ll provide the tea and creative space! Bring your projects, instruments, and friends – everyone is welcome!

You can find the link to our Facebook event here.

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FLAC (Fee Levy Association of Concordia) TABLING FAIR 

Wednesday, September 24th, 11-4pm

Location: 1500, de Maisonneuve W

As part of QPIRG’s disORIENTATION week, come visit our information kiosk at QPIRG’S tabling fair for Fee Levy groups at Concordia. As you may know, the Concordia Greenhouse itself is a fee levy group, and is very dependant on the fee levy in order to be able to provide the space, services, workshops, and events many students and community members enjoy.

However, if you wish to opt out of our funding, next week is your opportunity.

The Concordia Greenhouse fall  2014 refund period is running from September 22-26, 2014. In order to opt-out, please come to our office, 13th floor of the Hall building at 1455 de Maisonneuve West, during our office hours (Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm) with your student ID card and student account record and we’ll provide you with a refund.  Refunds will be provided in cash at the fee levy rate of $0.12 per credit/per semester (for undergrads.)

If you’re interested in learning more about how we benefit as a fee levy group, or want to learn more about other fee levy groups at Concordia, come to the tabling fair!

For a full schedule of disORIENTATION week’s events, click here.

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CITY FARM SCHOOL BEES UPDATE

The City Farm School, part of the Concordia Greenhouse, has been keeping honey bees on the roof of the SP building. Check out these recent photos that were taken this past week of our bees in action!

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Coming up at the GREENHOUSE!

Our City Farm School Project has a new website! Check it out here www.cityfarmschool.com

Coming up this month at the Concordia Greenhouse….

ANNUAL FALL OPEN HOUSE

September 16th, 2-7pm
Don`t miss our annual autumnal OPEN HOUSE!
We`ll be open all day and available to answer your questions about the greenhouse!
TOURS 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
FREE SAMPLES! Micro-greens (4 varieties!), herbal teas and locally grown vegetables!
NEW GREENHOUSE POP-UP STORE! Check out our zines, books, veggies, micro-greens, herbal teas and more!
Plus, relax in our beautiful atrium lounge all day between11-7pm. Bring a friend to show them the Greenhouse!
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4th ANNUAL HARVEST PARTY
Thursday September 18th
5pm – 10pm

Join us and celebrate our Concordia-grown harvest! We’ll be serving up an array of garden fresh salads and BBQ hosted by the People’s Potato. Feel free to bring a contribution from your own garden. Then stick around for live musical performances from some talented city farmers.
Followed by a film screening hosted by Concordia Food Coalition.

So bring your friends, bring your kids, bring a blanket and get ready to celebrate the harvest season!

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HOUSE PLANT SALE
September 23rd from 11am – 3pm
Our next house plant sale is finally nearing! This fall it will be happening on September 23rd from 11am – 3pm (****or until supplies last). To respond to the fantastic popularity of our sales we have produced more plants than ever before, but! It is still worth trying to come earlier than later as we sell out relatively quickly. We have a selection of plants to offer you for sun or shade, large or small, and all eager for new home. Prices range from $2-20 for most plants, and we will be providing discounts to undergraduate students. Don’t forget to bring your student ID!

**** Note: the earlier you come, the more selection you will have, as some species are short in numbers.

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ART IN THE ATRIUM

Tuesday, September 23rd, 5-7pm

Open crafting session! FREE! Bring your own supplies – we provide the tea and creative space!

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MICRO-GREENS WORKSHOP

Wednesday, September 24th, 5-7pm

Start with the basics! Learn how to cheaply and easily grow your own sprouts in jars, micro-greens and lettuce greens and trays in your own kitchen! Build your own starter system!

Workshop is free – Includes a free sprouting kit!

Maximum participants: 30 (WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL! Next one in November!)

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VOLUNTEER SESSIONS

Four seasons growing volunteer sessions are back!

Join us Mondays from 2-4pm (except Holidays), between September 8th and Dec. 1st inclusively, to get your hands in the dirt and learn about growing in a greenhouse.

Tasks may include planting, harvesting, watering, fertilizing, and pest control.

For more information please contact fourseasonsgrowing@concordiagreenhouse.com.

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Coming up at the Greenhouse!

Get to know your Concordia Greenhouse this September with these great events!

TOURS, TEAS and TASTINGS!

Wednesday, September 10th, 4-7pm

The day includes FREE 20-minute guided tours at 4:15, 5:15 and 6:15 of our various growing projects and information about volunteering and upcoming events. We will also have many tea blends available, as well as freshly cut home-grown micro-greens for you to try. We will also be debuting our greenhouse pop-up shop with locally produced items for sale!

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ANNUAL FALL OPEN HOUSE

September 16th, 2-7pm
 
Don`t miss our annual autumnal OPEN HOUSE!
We`ll be open all day and available to answer your questions about the greenhouse!
TOURS 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
FREE SAMPLES! Micro-greens (4 varieties!), herbal teas and locally grown vegetables!
NEW GREENHOUSE POP-UP STORE! Check out our zines, books, seeds, herbals and more!
Plus, relax in our beautiful atrium lounge all day between11-7pm. Bring a friend to show them the Greenhouse!
 
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HOUSE PLANT SALE
 
September 23rd from 11am – 3pm
 
Our next house plant sale is finally nearing! This fall it will be happening on September 23rd from 11am – 3pm (****or until supplies last). To respond to the fantastic popularity of our sales we have produced more plants than ever before, but! It is still worth trying to come earlier than later as we sell out relatively quickly. We have a selection of plants to offer you for sun or shade, large or small, and all eager for new home. Prices range from $2-20 for most plants, and we will be providing discounts to undergraduate students. Don’t forget to bring your student ID! 

**** Note: the earlier you come, the more selection you will have, as some species are short in numbers.

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ART IN THE ATRIUM

Tuesday, September 23rd, 5-7pm

Open crafting session! FREE! Bring your own supplies – we provide the tea and creative space!

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MICRO-GREENS WORKSHOP

Wednesday, September 24th, 5-7pm

Start with the basics! Learn how to cheaply and easily grow your own sprouts in jars, micro-greens and lettuce greens and trays in your own kitchen! Build your own starter system!

Workshop is free – Includes a free sprouting kit!

Email communicateconcordiagreenhouse @gmail.com to register.

Maximum participants: 30

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VOLUNTEER SESSIONS

Four seasons growing volunteer sessions are back!

Join us Mondays from 2-4pm (except Holidays), between September 8th and Dec. 1st inclusively, to get your hands in the dirt and learn about growing in a greenhouse.

Tasks may include planting, harvesting, watering, fertilizing, and pest control.

For more information please contact fourseasonsgrowing@concordiagreenhouse.com.

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We are NOW OPEN!

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Come stop by! At the Greenhouse you can have a tea, eat your lunch, study or attend one of our great events.

We are open weekdays from 11-5pm. You can also book the atrium from 5-7pm for private events!

We have lots of great events coming up in September such as our annual fall open house, tours of the greenhouse, a workshop on micro-greens, and our fall house plant sale! Plus, City Farm School hosts a Harvest Party. Stay tuned for all details and dates.

WE ARE HIRING:

HOUSE PLANTS AND TEA GARDEN COORDINATOR

http://concordiagreenhouse.com/2014/08/26/we-are-hiring-house-plants-and-tea-garden-coordinator/

MEDIA AND OUTREACH INTERN

https://www.facebook.com/events/1512561518981006/

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We are HIRING! House Plants and Tea Garden Coordinator

Hours: 10 hours/week, 18 weeks (with possibility of extension)
Pay rate: $ 15/hour
Start date: September 15th, 2014

Responsibilities and Tasks

Care of resident plant collection: house plants and the tea garden
● Ensure plants are watered appropriately
● Design and implement a fertilizing program
● Monitor health, respond to problems (pest, disease), and record observations/results
● Manage associated budgets

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● Stocking herbal teas
● Contribute to cleanliness of the public garden area

House plant propagation project
● Produce plants for sale
● Record ­keeping: inventory, observations and results
● Select and purchase new plants for propagation
● Help with the sale: pricing, advertising, compiling info for the public, coordinating volunteers
● Promote the program
● Manage the project budget

Education and experiential learning opportunities:

● Host a minimum of one open volunteer session per week during the school semester
● Facilitate a minimum of one workshop on sustainable horticulture and/or food ­related issues
In addition, the selected candidate will contribute to supervision of the space during open hours by holding at least one shift per week during the school semester; contribute to the clean and safe upkeep of the physical Greenhouse space; and contribute to documentation for future holders of this position.

Qualifications:
● Experience with horticulture and plant production
● Experience teaching and hosting educational opportunities
● Experience coordinating volunteers
● Knowledge of urban agriculture, food politics, the sustainable food movement and issues related to
food security
● Familiarity with the Concordia Greenhouse Project and the project’s goals an asset
● Experience growing in a greenhouse an asset

Attributes:
● Strong organizational and time management skills
● Ability to work efficiently in a self­ directed and dynamic work environment
● Strong communication skills
● Excellent interpersonal skills
● Punctual
● Professional and detail oriented
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to concordiagreenhousecollective@gmail.com by
September 4th 2014. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Fall Internship at the Greenhouse!!

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LOYC 398C: Internship in Sustainability:
Greenhouse Production Assistant

The Greenhouse is looking for an undergrad student interested in taking the Internship in Sustainability credit LOYC 398C with us this fall!

http://loyc.concordia.ca/undergraduatestudies/listofcourses/ for more information on the course. 

This position would assist with plant production in the greenhouse. The internship requires 120 hours to be completed between Sept 8th-Dec 5th, and includes assistance with planting, harvesting, pest control, propagation and fertilizing, using organic and natural practices. If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to Stefanie at concordiagreenhousecollective @gmail.com by August 29th 2014.

Must be eligible for the course. Geography internships also accepted

An all-organic space geared towards education and research into urban sustainability, community building and food security

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