Coming Up at the Greenhouse!

Hey there!
We will be closed all week for reading week (Feb 18th-22nd), except for our Eco-Fibers workshop on Natural Dyes: Dealing with Stains on Thursday afternoon! Stop by our table at Cinema Politica`s screening of Voices in Transition tonight to learn about our upcoming projects and events.

Help Save the Greenhouse!
The Greenhouse is applying to run for an undergraduate Fee-Levy. Here’s why: this community space lacks a stable income, the financial situation is precarious and most functions are maintained by volunteers. With the desire to maintain existing projects and expand, the Greenhouse requires 750 undergraduate signatures to apply for a Fee-Levy question in march’s student elections!

Your Help is Needed!
The Greenhouse is in dire straits and requires 750 undergraduate signatures for march’s student elections! Petitions will be available to sign at the Greenhouse (13th floor hall building) and Sustainable Concordia (2090 Mackay, 2nd floor).

FIND PETITIONS at: The People`s Potato, Cinema Politica, The Hive, Burritoville, Cafe X, Kafein, Frigo Vert, Loyola College, QPIRG, Sustainable Concordia, The 2110 Center for Gender Advocacy, The Concordia Co-op bookstore, CSU, JSG, The Grad House and of course the Greenhouse itself!

Petitioning will continue as long as volunteers are available! Or if you have additional inquiries feel free to email


The Colors in my Closet
Thursday, February 21, 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Concordia University Greenhouse, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd
This workshop will discuss and explore different eco friendly printing techniques as a way to reduce the environmental impact of fashion and textiles. Bring your own garment!
This workshop is offered by la Fabrique éthique de Montréal, a social entreprise that aims to reduce overconsumption of fashion by reviving traditional skills and by promoting the production of eco apparel and accessories in Montreal.

Bi-Weekly Reading Group – It’s Back!
February 27, 2013 4:00-6:30

GH reading groupThe Tea Atrium                                                                      It’s our pleasure to announce the return of the Concordia Greenhouse Reading Group! Swing by every second Wednesday evening, beginning on February 27. Sip tea and chill out with some like-minded people while discussing readings on food sovereignty, urban agriculture, food politics, environmental design and more. Suggestions on topics of interest welcome! Subscribe to receive our

VOICES OF TRANSITION – Canadian premiere                 Monday, February 18th, 7:00pm until 10:00pm                                                                         Concordia University, Room H110                                Join Cinema Politica Concordia on Monday February 18th for the screening of VOICES OF TRANSITION, an original documentary on responses by eco-minded farmers and communities to food insecurity in a time of climate change and peak oil. The film takes us on a cinematic tour of France, England and Cuba where various communities are trying to move toward local resilience. The event is in collaboration with Sustainable Concordia and Concordia Greenhouse! Entrance is by donation.

Hey readers! I`m going to be hosting my first ever public Zine Tea Party tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. It`s going to be at the Concordia University Greenhouse, which is at1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd, on the 13th floor. Just take the elevator up to the 12th floor, then follow the Greenhouse signs around the corner to head up the stairwell.

The greenhouse is like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

So what are zines?

Zines are most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original and/or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. The zine community in Montreal is diverse and creative. Come and check out some indy press!

For this event, I`ve organized a variety of activities for your enjoyment. We will be featuring:

* Introduction on what zines are and how to make your own


*Zine Creation Station

Learn how it comes together, and make a page for our greenhouse zine!

* Radical Montreal Distro

* TheGreenhouse Library

* Gardening and beyond Book Sale 

* Launch of greenhouse mini info-zine

* Readings from amazing local zinesters!

~Sheena Swirlz – Call Me Carla and Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine

~Kate Lavut – Chico

~Annie-Claude – Femme Toxic

* 3 Types of Organic herbal tea will be served by PWYC donations

Bring your zine to show and read from, or to donate a copy to our zine library, especially on local issues, health, gardening and DIY!


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