The Potato and the Greenhouse have had a long standing relationship over the last few years exchanging info, services, volunteers, and collaborating on projects such as Vert ta ville seedling project, the City Farm School urban agriculture project, the RealiTea local tea initiative, and others!
As another food security oriented group on campus, the Greenhouse fulfills a key role in this community by providing accessible services around environmental sustainability, permaculture, composting, and many others. They hold workshops, craft nights, film screenings, discussion and reading groups, which are often free to all.
Our collective and board have also held meetings and events in their amazing soul-nourishing greenhouse space on the 13th floor of the Hall building.
We love the Greenhouse and encourage all community members to check out and engage in the wonderful numerous projects of this great group.”
People’s Potato Collective
” The greenhouse and the passionate work and love generously provided by the Concordia students and faculty support extends out into the Montreal community affecting the lives of many folks beyond the university hub. This kind of community building is quintessential in a sustainable vision of the city of Montreal. As a youth worker in the community organization Dans La Rue, i work with youth at risk and in poverty and am responsible for an employment program where these youth run a community garden, grow food for our day center and work to provide events in the garden bringing together the community that shares the garden and neighbours the Dans La rue day center. As a participant at Farm School I was able to learn from many knowleadgeable and passionate individuals through the Concordia Greenhouse and bring this back to my community work with the youth at Dans La rue. Thank-you for your hard work and committment to food security in Montreal. you cannot always see how far your everyday choices affect others – yet each choice ripples and ripples outward and the greenhouse is a center of creative vision and action that we cannot lose. “
“The greenhouse at Concordia is an invaluable resource. Their educational programming is both very important and very exciting. They also do a great service to the Concordia community by providing a beautiful and calming environment for folks to enjoy. The dedicated staff and volunteers of the greenhouse are welcoming and informative. I strongly encourage undergrads to vote yes for their fee levy so they may continue their awesome work.“
– Le Frigo Vert