Self-Care Week at the Greenhouse

FEATURING our Winter House Plant Sale!

Take care of yourself a little extra with our week of heart-warming events!

MONDAY
Cozyfest 6-11pm Live music, free snacks and tea, coziness with the Greenhouse community! $5 – tickets now available.

FACEBOOK EVENT      TICKETS


TUESDAY
Free herbal tea all day! Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in our plant-filled oasis!


WEDNESDAY
Meditative Colouring in the Afternoon! 12 – 1pm

Bring your colouring books or use ours! Colours provided.
Free! No rsvp required.

FACEBOOK EVENT

Herbal Self-Care Talk – 5:30 – 7pm
Learn about herbal remedies for anxiety, depression and beyond! Free! Rsvp required.

FACEBOOK EVENT       TICKETS


THURSDAY
Winter Plant Sale – 11am – 3pm
Hundreds of plants available for decorating your home!
FACEBOOK EVENT

Macrame Hanging Planters – 5:30 – 7pm
Learn how to make your own hanging planters! $15.00 for materials and lesson.
(RSVP required, coming soon!)

For more info, contact us at info@concordiagreenhouse.com

Fee Levy Opt-Out for Concordia Undergraduates

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The Concordia Greenhouse is a fee-levy group at Concordia University. The majority of our funding comes from an undergraduate fee levy. Undergraduate students pay $0.12 per credit each semester so that we can exist, be open to the public, and offer amazing services and programming for our users.
 
Should you wish to opt-out of funding our organization, you can stop by our office during our open hours of 11am – 6pm, January 23rd – February 3rd, or at the Concordia Community fair on January 25th on the 7th floor (beside the CSU office) between 11am – 3pm or January 31st, 11-3pm at The Hive on the Loyola campus.
Should you wish to opt out, please bring your student ID card and student account record during the opt-out period 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.) You can provide your student record in different ways: by showing your academic record via your own laptop or mobile phone; by logging onto to your myconcordia portal from a computer at our office; or by providing a printout of your record.

We can provide access to those with reduced mobility if you contact us to make an appointment. Email info@concordiagreenhouse.com or call 514-848-2424 x. 5134.

Come and Discover the Concordia Greenhouse!

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The Greenhouse is now open for our public winter hours:

11am – 5pm – Atrium lounge, kitchen and self-guided tours
5-7pm – Educational events, music nights, art shows and more!

Check out our calendar under Events for full listings.

COMING UP:

Winter Open House

Micro-Greens Weekly Orders!

City Farm School Internship Registration is now open!

PLUS, follow us on facebook for the latest news and updates!


 

Internships at the Greenhouse!

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Hey Greenhouse fans!
Looking to gain some experience? We are hiring for 3 internships! You can do it for course credit or for your co-curricular record.
Applications are now open. Full details below.
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LOYC 420: Internship in Sustainability
Four Seasons Growing Internships (3 positions)
 
The Concordia Greenhouse Project is looking for undergraduate students interested in taking the Internship in Sustainability credit LOYC 420 with us this Winter. This position would assist with food production in the greenhouse over the Winter months. The internship requires 120 hours – to be completed between Monday, January 9th and Thursday, April 13th 2017 -and includes assisting with planting, harvesting, pest control, and fertilizing (using organic growing practices), as well as with packaging and deliveries of produce. This internship will build students’ experience with small business planning, food security and ecological growing methods. Experience working with plants an asset. If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to Andrew Alford at fourseasonsgrowing@concordiagreenhouse.com by Monday, November 28th, 2016.
 
Please contact Dr. Rebecca Tittler (rebecca.tittler@concordia.ca) for enrollment details.
Note: This internship can be in conjunction with other internship programs (with department approval).
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LOYC 420: Internship in Sustainability
Farmers Market Stall Coordinator (1 position)
The Concordia Greenhouse Project is looking for an undergraduate students interested in taking the Internship in Sustainability credit LOYC 420 with us this Winter. This position would be primarily managing the Concordia Greenhouse’s farmers market stall during the Fall months. The internship requires 120 hours to be completed between Monday, January 9th and Thursday, April 13th 2017 and includes managing the market stall, as well as, lending a hand in the plant production process. This internship will build students’ experience with small business planning, local food marketing, food security and ecological growing methods. Interest in local food systems is an asset. If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to Andrew Alford at fourseasonsgrowing@concordiagreenhouse.com by Monday, November 28th, 2016.
 
Please contact Dr. Rebecca Tittler (rebecca.tittler@concordia.ca) for enrol
lment details.
 
Note: This internship can be in conjunction with other internship programs (with department approval).
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COMS394: Communication or LOYC 420: Internship in Sustainability
Media and Outreach Internship (1 positions)
 
The Concordia Greenhouse Project is looking for undergraduate students interested in taking the Internship in LOYC 420 or COMS394 with us this Winter. This position would assist with media and outreach in the greenhouse over the Winter months.
 
The internship requires 120 hours – to be completed between Monday, January 9th and Thursday, April 13th 2017 -and includes publication of weekly newsletter, graphic design: signs, posters, brochures, outreach such as tabling at information kiosks on and off campus, assist with social events.
 
Contact Sheena Swirlz at info@concordiagreenhouse.com for information or to send your CV.This internship will build students’ experience with media campain, how to effectively use social media, graphic design and text formatting skills, event prep, planning and facilitation, outreach and networking skills.
Deadline: Monday, November 28th, 2016.
 
Please contact Dr. Rebecca Tittler (rebecca.tittler@concordia.ca) for enrollment details.
Note: This internship can be in conjunction with other internship programs (with department approval).
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Holiday Artisan Fair in the Greenhouse!

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Don`t miss our upcoming artisan fair in our unique rooftop greenhouse!

Well be open from 4-7pm on November 30th. We will be serving tea and snacks with festive music. Stop by our cozy Greenhouse, where you will find a great variety of handmade items from a diversity of ecologically-friendly vendors.
Browse for yourself or pick up some great gifts for your friends and family!

FREE Entry – FREE Tea!

VENDORS:

Concordia Greenhouse – Gnomes, Sprouting and Mushroom Kits
City Farm School – Herbal and Medicinal products, Seeds
Blueberry Jams – Zines and Herbal Remedies
Le Tiny Homestead – Honey
Amelie Pois – Knits
The Wind & the Turtle – Herbal cigarettes
Vegan Salad Party – Natural Cleaning Products
My Lighthearted Kitchen – Cards and Paper Art
Kathy – Jams
Symbiose – Jewelery
Urban Homestead Montreal – Jewelery, Zines

FACEBOOK EVENT

Welcoming Our New Board Of Directors!

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Huge thanks to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting! It was a lovely evening of live accordion by Concordian musician Bashu Namai-Roy, tasty chili and brownies from The Hive Co-operative Cafe and a great presentation of our year in review.

We would like to welcome our 2016-2017 Board of Directors!

Cedric Yargeau – Undergraduate student member

My name is Cedric and I am a 27 year old undergraduate student studying in Human Environment & Urban Studies. In terms of relevant skills that I offer I would say that my innovative and creative mind along with my critical thinking are among the more relevant. My involvement in cegep has shown me that I have a natural talent for project management and time management which leads me to greatly desire joining the board of directors to further develop these skills.

Shanara Eisan – Undergraduate student member

My name is Shanara Eisan and I am an undergraduate student at Concordia and I consider myself an environmentalist.  I am concerned with the unequal distribution of environmental protection and resources and for this reason I am very interested in becoming more involved in the urban agriculture movement at Concordia. I have experience working collectively on projects and have contributed in the form of outreach and volunteering.

Prisca Ayassamy – Graduate student/community member

My name is Prisca I did my bachelor degree at Concordia University. I am a graduate student in the Environmental Science program. For my project, I have done researches on agriculture on rooftops. and on how to develop a more sustainable food system. In addition, I have held a Manager position in the past in the Marketing department, where I had to promote and be creative about products and campaign innovation.

Emmerika Alexander – Undergraduate student member

My ambitious and earnest attitude coupled with my sustainability and community work make me an excellent candidate for this position. I have become familiar with the appropriate communication and protocols surrounding the community network. A fragment of my responsibilities include management of staff and coordinator, manage and oversee the budget and organize job refreshing skills (ex. CPR training). At present, I am finishing my degree in the environment domain at Concordia University; preparing me for a career in sustainability that focuses in great detail on urban settings.

Leah Peck – Undergraduate student member

I am repeat board member who has had a wonderful first year at the Greenhouse and am looking to extend this experience! During my first year I participated in the strategic planning committee and am interested to stay on the board to see how the organizational audit continues to be implemented by both the board and the collective.

Stephanie Zahara – Community member

I recently completed the full Market Gardener City Farm School Internship through the Concordia Greenhouse. Since I have been here, my confidence has grown significantly in my abilities as a farmer, and I am ready to take on a new challenge of learning the operations side of agriculture, and become involved in decision-making that will both benefit myself in the gaining of new skills and knowledge, and the greenhouse as a whole.

Melina Cucciniello – Community member

I believe that my past experience as an Executive Administrative Assistant will prove to be valuable in assisting with meeting and event arrangements; preparing reports and financial data, and can undertake a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities in a number of different contexts. I am grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to working with the other members to further the mission of the Greenhouse and achieve the goals that are set out.

Ina Kaplan – Community member

I came to realise that the green house is a hub of beneficial and enriching projects and programs that make the urban space liveable. The programs the greenhouse offer provide valuable opportunity to learn practical skills and to network thus  creating impressive urban food security schemes and providing interactive learning experience. I would be happy to contribute to such an important and beneficial framework.

Myrah Graham – Undergraduate student member

We`re all looking forward to an exciting year together!

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