Coming up at the GREENHOUSE!

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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

TONIGHT! Free Micro-greens Workshop!

INTRO TO MICROGREENS

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

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!

Limited to 15 participants. Email cityfarmschool.media@gmail.com to register.

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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