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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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.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

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.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

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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