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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Coming up at the Greenhouse!!

Hey there Greenhouse enthusiasts!

Spring is here and our seedlings are growing in the sunshine! We will be closing our public atrium lounge and kitchen, as we do every April with the end of the school semester, to make way for our Verte-ta-Ville seedling growing program. Also, as with every spring, we are shifting our focus to our City Farm School program – an in-ground pesticide-free farm on the Loyola Campus! We will be out there all summer growing veggies, flowers, fruits trees, herbs, medicinal plants and even working with bee hives!! We even have a market stand right on campus selling our delicious produce. But don`t worry, if you want to get involved, we`ll be offering volunteers sessions weekly in the greenhouse, as well as twice weekly on the City Farm!
In the meantime, check out these awesome upcoming events!

 

Art in the Atrium

Tuesday, April 8th, 5-7pm

In the Atrium Lounge
Join our creative host Kirya for an amazing early spri134ng creative community gathering! Bring your craft to come work on in the sunny, plant filled greenhouse!

Knitting, sewing, sketching, paper crafts – whatever!

Only two weeks left! FREE

 

 

Hot Topics in Urban Agriculture

We are pleased to offer an informative and interactive Do-It-Yourself workshop series, exploring various hot topics in the urban agriculture scene. Check out what`s happening this month below! All the workshops will be free to attend, but materials costs will be listed when necessary.

Soil 101: Getting your garden ready for planting
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Atrium Lounge
The Greenhouse Collective is pleased to offer an evening devoted to the dirt on soil. We will introduce the preliminary concepts of soil structure, management and preparation methods along with lots of tips and tricks to get your garden off to a great start.
Free.

Window Farming 101
Friday, April 11th, 5-7pm
Atrium Lounge

Have you ever wanted to build your own window farm? Don`t know what that is? Google it and come to our amazing hands on workshop! Grow your own in any space! All materials provided! $10-$20 Pay-what-you-can.
Hosted by Liza Charbel

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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EPIC SEEDLING SALE 2014!

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

All thru the Greenhouse

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  those produced naturally and locally in the Concordia Greenhouse by our City Farm School Interns! And this year we’ve add a number of new “container” varieties for all you balcony gardeners out there. All flowers, veggies and herb seedlings will be priced at $3.

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Thank you for Voting NO to per-faculty fee-levy opt-outs!

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We would like to thank all the Concordia Undergraduate students who voted NO to per-faculty fee-levy opt-outs!!

We rely on undergraduate student funding to provide all of our amazing services and programs! A per-faculty fee levy referendum process (which falsely divides up membership) would be detrimental and devastating to the Greenhouse and all fee levy groups. It would threaten the sense of community that has developed at Concordia, and will fundamentally change the nature of our organizations by preventing us from being able to build sustainable medium and long-term projects, campaigns and services.

Support Concordia Community organizations!

More info available at:

www.SupportFeeLevyGroups.org

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Concordia Greenhouse Summer internship

Tea Atrium Garden and houseplant propagation

LOYC 398C: Internship in sustainability

The Greenhouse is looking for an undergrad student interested in taking the Internship in Sustainability credit LOYC 398C with us (see http://loyc.concordia.ca/undergraduatestudies/listofcourses/ for more information on the course). This position would assist in the greenhouse this summer with the tea atrium garden and houseplant propagations. The internship requires 120 hours to be completed from June 2nd – August 31st, and would consist of learning and applying some basic gardening tasks such as planting/transplanting, harvesting,fertilizing and pest control,as well as various methods of vegetative propagation, along with appropriate record-keeping. However, greenhouse in the summer is exceedingly hot, some tolerance of extreme heat is recommended.

If you are interested please contact Stefanie at concordiagreenhousecollective@gmail.com byApril 30th, 2014

 

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VOTE NO to per-faculty fee levy referendums (March 25-27)

The Concordia Greenhouse urges Concordia undergrads to VOTE NO to per-faculty fee levy referendums (March 25-27)

(more info below, including voting information; please read and share; get in touch with any questions)

Dear Concordia undergraduate student members –

We’re taking the time to spread the word to our friends, made up overwhelmingly of Concordia students, to urge you to pay attention to the upcoming CSU election, in which you are entitled to vote, and especially to encourage you to VOTE NO to per-faculty fee levy referendums. All fee levy groups — from the People’s Potato to Sustainable Concordia to Cinema Politica (and many more) — will be detrimentally affected if the per-faculty fee levy referendum goes through.

i) VOTE NO TO PER-FACULTY FEE LEVY REFERENDUMS

We at the Concordia Greenhouse, along with other fee levy groups, we are most concerned by a referendum question that aims to implement per-faculty fee levy referendums. The question is worded as follows:

“Per Faculty Referendums Petition – There are independent groups that receive funding from Concordia students called Fee Levy Groups to provide resources and services to students and the Concordia community. Should the results of referenda concerning fee levies be tallied on a per-faculty basis, the results of which would apply only to that faculty? For the purpose of these referenda, Independent students will be considered as a faculty.”

We strongly encourage undergraduate students to VOTE NO to the above question.

A per-faculty fee levy referendum process (which falsely divides up membership) will be detrimental and devastating to the Greenhouse and all fee levy groups. It will destroy the sense of community that has developed at Concordia, and will fundamentally change the nature of our organizations by preventing us from being able to build sustainable medium and long-term projects, campaigns and services.

A group of undergraduate students, representing all faculties, has formed a “Vote No” committee and you can visit their website for more information: www.ConcordiaCommunity.org

The following article, written by the chair of the “Vote No” committee, provides important information:Don’t Burn the Bridge: Fee-Levy Groups Provide Benefits Outside the Classroom:http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/5709

The following article, written jointly by an Arts & Science and Business student, explains the issues concerning this referendum well: Stronger Together: An Argument Against Per-Faculty Opt-Outs:http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/5594

The Concordia Greenhouse has previously joined with other fee levy groups to issue a statement which is available here: www.SupportFeeLevyGroups.org
ii) SUPPORT THE CENTER FOR GENDER ADVOCACY AND CUTVIn addition to encouraging your “NO” vote to the per-faculty fee levy referendum question, we are also endorsing a “YES” vote to the two following questions affecting other fee levy groups:

“Center for Gender Advocacy – Do you agree to increase the fee levy for the Centre for Gender Advocacy (formerly known as the 2110 Centre) by $0.08 per credit for all Concordia undergraduate students, thereby raising the current levy from $0.29 to $0.37? This increase will be used to support the Centre’s free and confidential peer support service, and ongoing work on sexual assault prevention, gender equality and solidarity with missing and murdered Indigenous women. The fee increase would take effect in the summer semester of 2014.”

“CUTV Fee Levy Transfer – A new non-profit organization has been incorporated, called “Community University Television Concordia” (CUTV), that has temporarily been delegated control and management of a student fee levy of $0.34 per credit by the “Concordia Student Broadcasting Corporation” (CSBC). Do you agree to officially and permanently transfer the management and control of this fee levy from the CSBC to the newly incorporated CUTV?”

iii) CSU COUNCIL AND EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS

The Concordia Concordia does not endorse CSU council or executive candidates. Fee levy groups are autonomous from the CSU except for referendums. However, due to the per-faculty fee levy referendums question, we urge everyone voting to get more informed about where councilors and executives exactly stand on this question. We urge you to get clear information from all candidates and to vote accordingly. Councillors and executive candidates indicating clearly and publicly that they will vote “no” to per-faculty fee levy referendums are helping to support the continued sustainability and vibrancy of groups like the The Greenhouse, QPIRG, the Center for Gender Advocacy, People’s Potato, Sustainable Concordia, and more.
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iv) GETTING READY TO VOTE (MARCH 25-27): Mark your agendas!

The voting period for CSU elections is Tuesday, March 25, Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27 (THIS WEEK!). Polls are open between 10am to 8pm. If you’re a Concordia undergraduate student (ie. registered for at least one class for the winter semester) you can vote!

We encourage you to note now in your agendas a time and date that you will vote. Put aside 30 minutes for the process (in case of line-ups and bureaucracy); be sure to remember to bring your student card; maybe go out and vote with other Concordia students together so it’s more fun.
The polling stations will be at the following locations (and you can vote any ANY of the stations): (DOWNTOWN) Hall Building Lobby; Hall Building 4th Floor; Webster Library Atrium; EV Lobby; MB Lobby; Visual Arts Building Lobby; (LOYOLA) AD Main Floor; SP Lobby; CJ Lobby; Vanier Library; HA Lobby
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QUICK Reminders:
- VOTE NO to per-faculty fee levy referendums.
- Support the Center for Gender Advocacy and CUTV.
- Get informed about where CSU candidates stand on per-faculty fee levy referendums.
- Visit the “Vote No” Committee website for more info: www.ConcordiaCommunity.org.
- Mark in your agendas a time and date that you will vote (between March 25-27, 10am-8pm); remember your student card; vote together with friends.
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This Week in the Greenhouse! AQUAPONICS!

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Aquaponics Information Session

Thursday, March 20th, 5-7pm

Atrium Lounge

 

Join us for our semesterly information session on the Greenhouse’s resident aquaponics system. We’ll go over the basic concepts of aquaponics, touching a bit on the biology and water chemistry involved. We’ll also review some major milestones and learning from our own experience over the past 4 years. This is a great opportunity to network and potentially collaborate with others interested in the subject. For more details on our project please see visit our website here.

Workshop partly in French and English, whisper translation available as needed.

Free.

 

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Grow Your Own Micro-Greens!

We are excited to offer an informative and interactive Do-It-Yourself workshop series, exploring various hot topics in the urban agriculture scene. Check out what`s happening this month below! All the workshops will be free to attend, but materials costs will be listed when necessary.
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