Hey everyone, we will be closed today for staff training. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will be back Wednesday (March 8th) with sunshine and more greenery!
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Closed for Reading Week
Hey everyone, we hope your exams and the weather aren’t getting you down! Plants need a break too! So we’re going to be closed during the reading break to spruce up the place and have it ready for you all. We promise, warm and cozy as ever!! See you all in March!
Anti – Consumerism Week 2023
Back by popular demand, CSU’s Anti Consumerism Week 2023!!! This year, our theme is Food Sovereignty, Sustainability & Solidarity. Join us for a week-long event filled with hands-on workshops, talks, and presentations to live a more sustainable life!
Workshops include: Dumpster Diving, Plant-Based Cheesemaking, Vermicomposting, and more!
Can’t attend a workshop but still looking to participate? As a fun addition to this year’s ACW, we’re going to be collecting recipes and making an Anti-consumerism recipe book! Submit your recipes and get included in our community recipe sharing! It doesn’t need to be food-based, it can be like a DIY mosquito repellent or how to DIY repair your bike! Submit your recipes to: email@example.com.
*Our recipe book will be accessible for free online or PWYC in print. All proceeds will go to Sankofa farms for their community-plot land.
For any questions or concerns, reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Houseplants Sale 2023!
We’ve rebooted our house plants sales with our first fundraiser since COVID! Come pick up some plants to help with the winter blues and green up your space! The House Plant Propagation Project aims to provide affordable plants to the Concordia community and beyond, while teaching volunteers about the many aspects of propagation and plant care. Prices range between $4-$20 at most, and some species are in limited supply.
**We do not supply bags so please bring one! However we can help wrap your plant(s) in paper to help keep them safe from the cold.**
Cuban oregano (Coleus amboinicus)
Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia)
Variegated prickly pear cactus
African milk tree (Euphorbia trigona)
Basket plant (Calissia fragrans)
Crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii)
Mother of thousands (Kalanchoe daigremontiana)
Pencil cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli)
Philodendron “green emerald”
Zombie fingers (Euphorbia platyclada)
Jade plant (Crassula ovata)
Climbing aloe plant
Aloe “coral fire”
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Sansevieria “whale fin” (Sansevieria/Dracaena masoniana)
Sansevieria “starfish” (Sansevieria/Dracaena cylindrica)
Meet Our Vendors!
Co-op CultivAction, a working group of the Greenhouse and a pivotal organization in the urban agriculture movement at Concordia will have a table and some interesting stuff to sell like microgreens (grown locally right here at the greenhouse!), microgreen growing kits so you can start your own at home, potted herbs, herbal teas, and some house plants as well!
Microgreens ($5/ 100g)
Microgreens Kits ($6 – $15)
HydroFlora, a working group of the Concordia Greenhouse, will also be selling lush plants perfect for improving the aesthetic of offices and reception areas. Their new café will be open and selling ethically sourced & locally roasted coffee!
We look forward to seeing all of you, talking about houseplants and their care, and restarting the tradition of houseplant propagation here at the Greenhouse!
**CASH ONLY for Concordia Greenhouse plants.**
**CARDS PREFERRED for HydroFlora plants & coffee.**
End of Year Wrap up and CSAs
We want to thank all the students and community members who participated with us this year. We couldn’t have done it without ya! Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom as we have some job opportunities as well. Hope to see you soon!
Winter Harvest CSA
Click here to register!
Hello Everyone! We are happy to announce registration is now open for our 2023 winter CSA’s. There are two 13 week subscription options with pick up at the downtown Hive Café Solidarity Co-op starting the week of January 9, 2023:
Each week, for 13 weeks, CSA members will receive:
Mushroom 4 oz.
100 g Microgreens
150 g Salad Greens
Something Else: (radish, herb, lettuce, kale, chard, beet, or scallion)
PRICE: $235.00 for 13 weeks.
FIRST PICK-UP: January 9, 2023
LAST PICK-UP: April 3, 2023.
PICK-UP: ***At the Downtown Hive Café Monday to Friday during their business hours.***
Winter Microgreens CSA
Each week, for 13 weeks, CSA members will receive: 100 grams of microgreens.
PRICE: $75.00 for 13 weeks.
FIRST PICK-UP: January 9, 2023
LAST PICK-UP: April 3, 2023.
PICK-UP LOCATION: At the Downtown Hive Café Monday to Friday during their regular business hours.
Click here for information on Job opportunities at the NDG FOOD DEPOT!
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Join us on Tuesday, November 29th 2022 at 6:00 PM for the Concordia Greenhouse Annual General Meeting! This year we will be holding our AGM virtually on Zoom, and you can register via this link.
At this meeting there will be presentations of:
- Organizational restructuring and constitutional amendments (see below)
- Reports from collective members and working groups
- Financial statements for 2020-21, 2021-22 budgets
- Elections for the Board of Directors (see the application form below)
- A raffle of house plants and medicinal ointments!
For a more detailed outline of the event, please consult our meeting agenda!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATION
Our board members have a unique opportunity to help move the mission of the Concordia Greenhouse forward, a hub of urban agriculture activity and a public greenspace in the heart of downtown Montreal, making it a pivotal organization among others in the Concordia community.
Take a look at our board application form to become a part of the dynamic team that runs this special place in the heart of the downtown campus!
Applications must be received by Tuesday, November 29th at 5:00 PM.
To integrate our working groups more in the decision making process of the greenhouse, our board created a proposal for an organizational restructuring. To implement these changes we will have to adopt amendments to our constitution, which will allow each working group to have a voting working group representative on the board.
During our AGM, the membership will be voting on these constitutional amendments. Please take a moment to review them before the meeting via this link.
Sustainability Month !!!
The Greenhouse Is Open Again!
Our mission is to create value in the Duff-Court Community in Lachine, at Concordia University and beyond by practicing regenerative agriculture to nourish our community, preserve urban green spaces and to support local sustainable food production. We offer urban agriculture workshops and community service learning opportunities to empower people with the knowledge to grow their own food and participate in a movement to cultivate a more resilient and food secure future.
Fall Microgreens CSA is open for registration.
We are growing nutritious and delicious microgreens at the Concordia Greenhouse and offering a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscription starting September 5, 2022. For $70.00 CSA members receive: 100 grams of microgreens for 15 weeks. Varieties: Pea, Sunflower, or Mix: (Sunflower, Pea & Radish). Pick up any day of the week at the downtown Hive Café or at the Loyola Farmers Market on Wednesdays.
Downtown Concordia Farmers Market
with CultivAction produce
Concordia Farmers’ Market is back for the fall semester and we are so excited to share all of our new and returning food, craft and produce vendors with you! Make sure to bring a bag with you for your purchases and come enjoy fresh, local and sustainable goodies with us. For more information, you can visit our website
***Market is Wednesday at Loyola from 4-7pm and downtown at the corner of Bishop and de Maisonneuve on Thursdays from 4-7pm.***
Hamidou Horticulture is a greenhouse project specializing in marginal and ancient vegetables.
Are you an Afro-descendant, immigrant or multi-generational Canadian? Do you like discovering new vegetables and recipes? Are you a community or urban agriculture project wishing to grow marginal plants in your local garden? We offer healthy plants grown according to organic standards for your culinary needs, your daily life and to share with your neighbors.
We also offer consultation services in the production of organic vegetables.
Click here for our website
Hamidou Horticulture, through SHIFT Concordia, is looking to expand their team and would like to hire a part-time student intern. Are you a student at Concordia University? Do you have an eye for detail? Are you good with words (both English and French)? Would you like to learn more about ethnic and ancient vegetables? We are looking for the right person to become our next Project Management Intern to work side by side with Hamidou to create and maintain communications materials, as well as track deadlines, follow up applications, and respond to workshop registrants. The intern will also take part in the production and sale tasks to familiarize themselves with the business’ operation.
Please email your resume via email@example.com
We are also looking for volunteers to help with market tables, greenhouse tasks, and field maintenance. If you would like to volunteer with community based farming for 4 – 8 hours a week please fill out the form on our website – hamidouhorticulture.com
Check out our Market Hours!!
Marche Fermier Laurier (August 4 – September 22)
Every Thursday 3pm – 7pm
Tabling Volunteers Needed!!
Are you a new student trying to meet local student groups on campus? This could be a great opportunity for you to meet the various student groups that help curate diverse student experiences. The Concordia Greenhouse is looking for students who would love to volunteer for our various tabling events that will take place all over campus this semester. Participants must be comfortable engaging groups or individuals and will be expected to have a basic understanding of the greenhouse and its functions on campus.
Projected hours: 60 hours
Duration: Fall semester (September – December)
Sign up here!!!
CSA Pick-ups and Market Stand
Great news, starting June 29th alongside out CSA Pick-ups, anyone will be able to purchase items at our CSA/Market stand. Bunches will be 2/$5 to $3 a piece and quarts or pints will be $5 each (while supplies last).
We should be visible from the Vanier library entrance, look for the green tent. Don’t forget to BYOB: Bring your own bag please!
Loyola campus in the Quad beside the PY parking lot.