Upcoming at the Greenhouse

Magic Time Crafternoon: Part 1: Stamp Making
Thursday, February 7th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm                                                                The Tea Atrium203586_446334892106675_1522934046_n
This week we’ll be making stamps from string and/or hot glue guns!
As per usual I will be providing all of the materials, but we STRONGLY SUGGEST that you bring an image you want to turn into a stamp. Will come in handy for the following **crafternoon experience**, but also for everyday life!                                                                                                                                                                       FREE

City Farm School 2013 Launch and Small Scale Intensive Farming Panel Discussion
February 7th – 6pm – 8pmCFS Launch_noRoom
Concordia University EV building (1515 St. Catherine W.) – Room 1.615
We will present the details for the 2013 CFS curriculm (registration now open), as well as host our friends in a discussion on their farming operations, how and why they have chosen to work at the small scale intensive model.
– Curtis Stone – Owner and operator of Green City Acres urban, pedal powered farm in Kelowna BC  http://www.greencityacres.com/
– Sam Oslund –  Farmer for Santropol Rolants Peri-urban farm, Senneville, Quebec  http://santropolroulant.org/site/what-we-do/urban-agriculture/our-gardens/
– Jean Martin Fortier – Owner and operator of La Grelinette, St.Armand, Quebec  http://lagrelinette.com/
More info: https://concordialoyolacityfarm.wordpress.com/cfs-launch-2013-event/

Full Day – SPIN Farming Workshop  with Curtis Stone
Saturday February 9th – 10am to 5pm
Concordia University MB Building (1450 Guy) Room S2.285
Learn how the SPIN-Farming system, which is now being practiced by a growing corps of farmers across Canada and the U.S., can be used to create a high-income producing farm or improve your current operation. SPIN is the ?rst organic-based production system for land bases under an acre in size, and it can be implemented by aspiring and practicing backyard, front lawn and neighborhood lot farmers everywhere. All you need is to equip yourself with the right gear and a radically new understanding of what it means to be a farmer.   What You’ll Learn:
*Green City Acres (Curtis’ operation) * Intro to SPIN * Basic Ideas * Land Base * Basic Investments * High Road/Low Road Concepts * Work Flow * Work Rate
* Bed and Plot Preparation * Types of Beds * Planting * Harvesting * Work Station * Soil Issues/Fertility * Pest Control * Season Extension * Irrigation
* Marketing Channels * Pricing * Farmers Markets * Marketing Weeks * Self Promotion
More info: http://concordialoyolacityfarm.wordpress.com/spin-farming-workshop/   Cost: $50, or $40 current and former CFS students
RSVP to concordiagreenhouse@gmail.com

House Plant Sale – Valentines Edition

Monday February 11th and Tuesday February 12th 11am – 6pm or until supplies last.                                                                                                                    vegGreenhouse Hallway
Give your valentine a gift that keeps on growing.  Abandon the cut flower industry this year, and support your local community greenhouse.
What better way is there to say happy valentines day, than filling your home (and friends homes) with little green friends?! Please bring boxes and/or bags for carrying your plants home. Plants cost from $3-$10, and are varieties selected for indoor growing.

Allowing Yourself to Grow: Promoting Self-Compassion to Prevent Burnout
February 12, 2:30-4:00                                                                                                       The Tea Atrium
What does it take for a plant to grow?  Just like plants, we need nourishment and love in order to grow and be happy. In this workshop, we will work through embracing self-compassion which has been shown to be a valuable coping resource when people are struggling with difficult situations in their lives.  Being in a competitive and achievement-driven environment as students, the concept of adopting a kind, accepting and non-judgemental attitude toward ourselves is often undermined. Reduce and prevent burnout by supporting yourself rather than judging yourself, while working to attain the goals you want to achieve! Due to the location of the workshop, space is limited so we ask students to honor their booking or cancel in advance so other students may benefit from the workshop.
This is an event open to students at concordia but they do have to register for the workshop through my portal in counseling and development. : http://cdev.concordia.ca/workshops-and-events/                                                                                                                        FREE

Sustainabili-TEA: Urban Agriculture at Concordia
Tuesday, February 12th, 5 – 7pm                                                                                            The Tea Atrium
A discussion of urban agriculture in the downtown area surrounding the university.
Hosted by Marcus Lobb, Co-coordinator of the City Farm School, and Joanna McConnel, Four season Growing Project Coordinator and Greenhouse collective member.
Locally grown tea will be served, and a short film will be screened after the discussion. FREE

Free Part 2: Valentine’s Two For One
Thursday, February 14, 1:00pm until 5:00pm                                                               The Tea Atrium
We’ve got TWO craftivities for your Valentine’s delight. And all for free!
UNO: Snail Mail Art Session
Collage, drawing, (visual) poetry, and those **awesome stamps** you made the week before. We bring mail art back to its former, pre-internet glory in the form of post-cardage.
DOS: Upcycled Flogger Tutorial, with Sheena Swirlz (www.radicalmontreal.com) Ever wondered what old bike inner tubes could be good for? Let`s get sexy in the greenhouse with this DIY workshop. Supplies provided.


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