Greenhouse Cleaning Party

Martyn Cox feature on cleaning, insulating and heating greenhouses. 12/11/08 pic lynn hilton
Martyn Cox feature on cleaning, insulating and heating greenhouses.
12/11/08 pic lynn hilton

DATE: Thursday, August 27th, 3-6pm

We are re-opening to the public on Tuesday, September 8th at 11am!
Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the space weekdays between 11am – 5pm, September – April.

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!
To prepare the space for our community, we want to give the Concordia Greenhouse a good clean.

Do you have an hour or two free to lend us a hand?

We welcome all staff, board members, interns, new and old volunteers to join us to help beautify the Greenhouse, with music, free food and good folks!


PLUS! A reminder that the deadline for internship applications close on August 24th and September 4th.

DETAILS HERE

Hiring Interns for the Fall Semester

Participating in a hands-on internship at the Concordia Greenhouse is a great way to get involved with the project and learn useful skills. Check out the details below for each position!

Media Intern (one position)
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The Concordia Greenhouse is looking for an undergraduate student intern in the minor for Communications Coms394 or Sustainability Loyc 420 with us this Fall (see http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/loyola-college-diversity-sustainability/programs/courses.html for more information on the course). 
The internship requires 120 hours to be completed between September 8th – December 7th 2015
Tasks include: Creation of weekly newsletter, graphic design: signs, posters, brochures, outreach such as tabling at information kiosks on and off campus, and assistance with social events.
Contact Sheena Swirlz at info@concordiagreenhouse.com for information or to send your CV by Friday, August 28th.
LOYC 420: Sustainability or Coms394 Communications
Note: This course is offered during the Winter Semester but the internship work will be completed in the Fall semester. Please contact Adan Suazo (adan.suazo@concordia.ca) for enrolment details.
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Four Seasons Growing Internships (three positions)

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The Greenhouse is looking for undergrad students interested in taking the Internship in Sustainability credit LOYC 420 with us this Fall (see http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/loyola-college-diversity-sustainability/programs/courses.html for more information on the course). This position would assist with food production in the greenhouse over the Fall months. The internship requires 120 hours to be completed between September 8th – December 7th 2015 and includes assistance with planting, harvesting, pest control, and fertilizing (using organic growing practices), as well as with packaging and deliveries of produce. Experience working with plants an asset. If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to Andrew at fourseasonsgrowing@concordiagreenhouse.com by Monday, August 24th.

LOYC 420: Internship in Sustainability

Note: This course is offered during the Winter Semester but the internship work will be completed in the Fall semester. Please contact Adan Suazo (adan.suazo@concordia.ca) for enrolment details.

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Farmers Market Intern (one position)

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The Greenhouse is looking for an undergrad student interested in taking the Internship in Sustainability credit LOYC 420 with us this Fall (see http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/loyola-college-diversity-sustainability/programs/courses.html for more information on the course).  This position would be primarily managing the farmers market stall during the Fall months. The internship requires 120 hours to be completed between September 8th – December 7th 2015, and includes managing the market stall, as well as, lending a hand in the plant production process. Experience in retail, local food marketing and working with plants an asset. If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to Andrew at fourseasonsgrowing@concordiagreenhouse.com by Monday, August 24th.

Note: This course is offered during the Winter Semester but the internship work will be completed in the Fall semester. Please contact Adan Suazo (adan.suazo@concordia.ca) for enrolment details.

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Atrium Garden Intern (one position)
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From September through the end of November 2015 (with possibility of extension), this new Atrium Garden Internship is a 3-hour per week commitment where the participant will learn basic skills on how to take care of plants in the Atrium Garden,  assist with the production of herbal teas offered for free to Atrium users, and assist the project coordinator in making the Atrium a calming green space on the downtown campus.
Some of the skills learned will be pest control, harvesting & drying teas , fertilization, and maintenance of fruiting & decorative plants. We are offering an experience in a campus-based non-profit greenhouse with an exceptional reputation.
This is a non-credit internship, however the participant will receive valuable work experience and a very detailed professional evaluation and reference, as well as the opportunity to learn from many other projects currently taking place at the Concordia Greenhouse.
  Although no experience is required- just a strong desire to learn about and work with plants, reliability, and a good work ethic – individuals with some experience in maintaining plants may be prioritized for an interview.
Please send your resume and cover letter to Paul at houseplants@concordiagreenhouse.com by Friday, September 4th.

The Future of Farming

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Joel Salatin (Polyface Farm), Jean-Martin Fortier (The Market Gardener) and Maxime Laplante (Peasant Union) we will explore the potential of small-scale farming to create farms that are both profitable and ethical.
According to the United Nations, small-scale organic agriculture is the future’s way of feeding the world. In Quebec and around the world, farmers innovate and revolutionise our agricultural practices.
Come and discover examples of profitable farms who nourish their communities while regenerating ecosystems
With simultaneous translation!

With the collaboration of Union Paysanne, Coopérative pour l’agriculture de proximité écologique – CAPÉ, Concordia City Farm School, and Concordia University Environmental Health and Safety.

City Farm School is celebrating it`s 5th anniversary with an open air celebration, where you may sample local products and visit the City Farm School – August 3rd, Tours – 4:30-6:30pm, The Future of Farming Conference 7-9:30pm and future farmers celebration following the conference!

Details on : http://myceliumlab.org/en/event/future-of-farming-evening-talk/

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PLUS! The next day, don`t miss this incredible workshop entitled You Can Farm with Joel Salatin!

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Volunteer Sessions are BACK!

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The Greenhouse is closed to the public until September, but we are offering 3 opportunities weekly to enjoy the Greenhouse and get involved!

HOUSE PLANT PROPAGATION
Tuesdays, 11am-1pm
Learn how to propagate a variety of house plants with our experienced coordinator!
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BALCONY GARDEN
Wednesdays, 5-6pm
Learn about recycled planters, pest management, container growing and more in this hands-on weekly session.
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FOUR SEASONS GROWING
Fridays, 10am-2pm
Get involved with Four Seasons micro-greens weekly harvest.

Message us on facebook or email info@concordiagreenhouse.com for more info. No need to sign up, just drop in when you have some time to help!

Upcoming Event: The Future of Farming!

The Future of Farming
Monday, August 3rd,7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke St Ouest

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Joel Salatin (Polyface Farm), Jean-Martin Fortier (The Market Gardener) and Maxime Laplante (Peasant Union) we will explore the potential of small-scale farming to create farms that are both profitable and ethical.
According to the United Nations, small-scale organic agriculture is the future’s way of feeding the world. In Quebec and around the world, farmers innovate and revolutionise our agricultural practices.
Come and discover examples of profitable farms who nourish their communities while regenerating ecosystems
With simultaneous translation!
With the collaboration of Union Paysanne, Coopérative pour l’agriculture de proximité écologique – CAPÉ, Concordia City Farm School, and Concordia University Environmental Health and Safety.

Details on : http://myceliumlab.org/en/event/future-of-farming-evening-talk/
Facebook Event

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Our mission is to provide a welcoming, organic green space that fosters community by providing experiential learning opportunities within a year-round growing environment.

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