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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!

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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.

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ORGANIZATIONAL RESTRUCTURING

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.

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The Greenhouse Is Open Again!

Curated By Dylan Bishop

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.

Sign-up here

 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.***

Captured By CultivAction

Curated by Hamidou Horticulture

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

***Internship Opportunity***

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 hamidouhorticulture.gestion@gmail.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 
Info: www.marchefermier.ca/

Tabling Volunteers Needed!!

Image curated by Dylan Bishop

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

Image Provided by CultivAction

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!

Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00

Loyola campus in the Quad beside the PY parking lot.

Volunteer Sessions Are Back!!

Image of volunteer session, captured by Dominque Smith

It’s What you’ve been waiting for!!
Volunteer sessions will be held at the Concordia Greenhouse, every Monday from 5pm to 7pm. Participants will be given a brief tour of the Concordia Greenhouse space and experience the daily maintenance we conduct to keep our plants and hydroponic systems healthy. You should register to save your place, as the capacity is limited to 8 participants.

Click Here for Sign – up Form

Seedling Sale This Weekend!!

May 21st – 22nd 
10 am – 6pm 
Location: Concordia Greenhouse 


 We are very happy to say that the sale will take place in the greenhouse once again this year, and we will be joined by HydroFlora to fulfill any of your house plant needs.  

We have grown more than 90 varieties of plants this year, with much expanded offerings of flowers and medicinal plants to keep you and the bees happy and healthy.

In order to keep things moving smoothly we are taking orders online and will ask that you select a time to pick-up your seedlings.  Once you arrive at the greenhouse to pick-up your seedlings you can browse HydroFlora’s selections and grab any other seedlings that catch your eye from our remaining stock.  Though we do highly highly recommend that you make all  your necessary selections online as the stock is limited.

Thank you for your continued support of the Concordia Greenhouse.  We can’t wait to welcome you back and show you what we have been up to!!
 

***Click here for ordering form ***

Example of Houseplants Available by Dominique Smith

Seedling Sales and CSA Baskets!!!

We have been forced to shut our doors for the past two years due to the pandemic. However, we finally have been given the approval by the university to open to the public. With that said there’s so much to do and say in regard to the Concordia agricultural community. We also have updates on our upcoming seedling sale and CSA baskets via our visiting project CultivAction. Make sure to scroll all the way through to not miss out!!

We are operating under our summer schedule:

Mondays and Fridays (11:00am – 5:00pm )

Meet our Working Groups & Visiting Projects!!!

Co-op CultivAction grows Microgreens in the Concordia Greenhouse which we sell to the Hive Cafe, the Frigo Vert, and to our weekly microgreens subscribers. Our sunflower, pea and radish greens are grown sustainably and hyper-locally by students, with all-organic inputs. Microgreens are some of the healthiest and most nutrient-dense foods you can eat, so swing by the Hive or sign up to our subscription to get some on your plate!”

Subscribe Here:
https://cultivaction.ca/projects/microgreens/

Image of microgreens, captured by Dominique Smith

CSA Basket Registration

A CSA membership is an affordable and convenient way to get fresh, farm-direct, local produce. Since we don’t transport our produce long distances, we only harvest at the peak of ripeness and flavor. This means better flavor and more nutrient-rich produce for you and your household.
 

              Why sign up for a CSA with CultivAction ?
 

We are urban farmers, students and researchers at Concordia University who are passionate about improving the food system and growing food that is both healthy for our bodies and the planet. Our produce is not certified organic but, we practice eco-responsible farming and only grow pesticide-free and chemical-free produce. We also grow heirloom varieties that you will not find in the grocery store. By becoming a CSA member, you’ll not only be supporting your local economy, food system, and small-scale farmers, you’ll be getting as close to farm-to-table as you can get. 

                                    What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership of mutual commitment between our farm and you. CSA Members sign-up in advance for a share of diverse array of vegetables, fruit and herbs that will be available each week from June through November. Our CSA members are vital partners in making local sustainable agriculture possible, as these early payments from means enough money to buy seeds, farm supplies, and plan for labor and growing expenses at the start of the season. 

***Based on the Community Supported Agriculture model, we are offering three fresh food baskets, the Seasonal Salad Basket, the Seasonal Harvest Basket and the Microgreens Basket. Your share of the harvest will be available for pick up each week at Concordia University’s Loyola Campus.
 

Don’t miss out, spaces are limited!

Link: https://cultivaction.ca/projects/csa-community-supported-agriculture/

CultivAction is Lauching a new Urban Agriculture School !

COURSE: Cultivating Urban Greenspaces 

This 13 week urban agriculture course is for adults of all ages who want to learn how to grow nutritious food in an urban setting. Whether you are looking to transform your property into an edible garden, learn how to maintain a community garden, or you want to improve your existing gardening skills, this course will provide you with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to support your journey towards becoming more self-sufficient.
This course is SUBSIDIZED for 20 eligible CONCORDIA STUDENTS by the Sustainability Action Fund (SAF) through the Sustainability Living Lab Funding Program.
Concordia Students can get credit for this course. Contact Erik Chevrier to see if you qualify.

TEEN CAMP: Get up and Grow! 

This camp is perfect for teens who have an interest in food justice issues, horticulture and want to learn how to grow nutritious food in an urban setting. Through a series of workshops, and hands-on activities, teens will practice new skills and gain knowledge about sustainable food systems through farming, composting, nutrition education, and sustainable living practices.  

WORKSHOPS

We are organizing a series of workshops with topics on mushroom cultivation, Seed-saving and Cultivating African Plant varieties and more!  The workshop series will take place on Saturdays. Participants in the Cultivating Urban Greenspaces Course and the Get up and Grow! Teen Camp will have access to these workshops free of charge.

For more info / Registration will be open soon:  https://cultivaction.ca/projects/education/

Image provided by CultivAction

Hydroflora is a Montreal based community of diverse entrepreneurs united by a vision of city life wholly infused with nature. This vision we aim to realize through a holistic approach: By creating artistic, innovative, and educational growing installations, designing interior vegetation decor and providing plant care services, by teaching educational workshops, and conducting research and development in alternative growing practices and community wellness. We also sell plants in the Concordia Greenhouse! Visit our website and store for more information on our products and services!

Website: http://hydroflora.ca/

Online shop: https://shop.hydroflora.ca/

Image of HydroFlora workshop, captured by Dominique Smith

Image provided by Hamidou Horticulture

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.

website: https://www.hamidouhorticulture.com/ 

New Courses Available

**We are starting the second module of our Academy. Sumer courses start June 1st and covers Field TimeOutdoor Plant Care and Pest Control

Link to courses: https://www.hamidouhorticulture.com/cours

Greenhouse Seedling Sale

Victoria Day Weekend (May 21 – 23)

Location: Concordia Greenhouse

We are back! The Concordia Greenhouse’s Annual seedling sale is happening again. And we couldn’t be happier! We have been busy in the greenhouse growing all your favorite veggie, flower and medicinal plants for you to enjoy on your balcony or in your garden.
Here is a chart of our seed selection. From left to right we have listed the type of plant, as well as the LatinEnglish and French names. The below selection is separated by germination date. 

**We will post our prices as soon as possible so please stay tuned to our socials!!

FlowerCelosia plumosaCelosia Pampas plumePanache de pampa Celosia
FlowerCallistephus chinesisChina Aster – king size apricotAster de Chine
MedicinalAngelica archangelicaAngelicaAngélique
    
FlowerTropaeolumNasturiumsCappucine
MedicinalValeriana officinalisValerianValéraine
MedicinalLavenula veraLavanderLavande
FlowerTagetesCracker Jack MarigoldTagetes “Cracker Jack”
FlowerDigitalis purpureaFoxgloveDigitale Excelsior mix
FlowerTagetes tenuifoliaLemon Gem MarigoldsTagetes “Lemom Gem”
FlowerZinnia elegansZinnia Dahlia formula mixMélange de formule Zinnia Dahlia
FlowerLobularia maritimaAlyssum – carpet of snowAlysse – tapis de neige
FlowerHelichrysum bracteatumStrawflowersfleur de paille
FlowerCosmos bipinnatusCosmos – sensation mixCosmos – mélange de sensations
FlowerHelianthus annusSunspot SunflowerTournesol “sunspot”
HerbsPetroselinum crispumCurly ParselyPersil frisé
Flower / MedicinalEchinacea purpureaEchinaceaEchinancée
9 weeks9 weeksMar 20 
FlowerCeratium tomentosumSnow in SummerCéraiste tapis argenté
MedicinalLobelia inflataLobeliaLobélie enflée
Medicinal / HerbsChenopdium (Dysphania) ambrosioidesMexican teaThé du Mexique
MedicinalAlthaea OfficinalisMarshmallowGuimauve
MedicinalArtemisa vulgarisMugwortArmoise commune
HerbsRumex acetosaSorrelOseille
MedicinalNepeta catariaCatnipCataire
MedicinalHypericum perforatumSt.John’s WortMilleperuis
MedicinalMelissa officinalisLemon BalmMelisse
Medicinalachillea millefoliumYarrowAchilée
8 weeks8 weeksMar 27 
MedicinalWithania somniferaAshwagandhaAshwagandha
MedicinalArtemisa annuaSweet WormwoodAbsinthe chinoise
MedicinalArtemisa absinthiumWormwoodAbsinthe
MedicinalTanacetum partheniumFeverfewGrand Camomille
MedicinalHyssopus officinalisHyssopHysope
MedicinalOcimum tenuiflorumHoly BasilBasilic sacré
Medicinaltanaceteum partheniumChamomilleGrande Camomille
MedicinalLeonurus cardiacaMotherwortAgripaume
MedicinalUrtica dioicaNettleortie
Medicinal / FlowerInula heleniumElecampaneInule aunée
Medicinal / FlowerCalendula officinalisCalendulaCalendule
OtherSolanum melanocerasumGarden Huckle BerryBleuet de jardin armis
7 weeks7 weeksApril 3 
VegtablesCapsicum baccatumYemen hot pepperPiment Fort de Yemen
VegtablesCapsicum chinenseBalcony HabeneroPiment Fort – habanero de balcon
VegtablesCapsicum annumRed Bell Pepper – Calcom APoivron Rouge – Calcom A
VegtablesCapsicum annumRed Bell Pepper – King of the NorthPoivron Rouge – King of the North
VegtablesCapsicum annumOrange Bell Pepper – MandarinePoivron Orange – Mandarine
VegtablesCapsicum annumItalian Yellow PepperPoivron jaune italien
VegtablesCapsicum annumItalian Red PepperPoivron rouge italien
VegtablesCapsicum annumIko Iko Sweet PepperPoivron Iko Iko
VegtablesCapsicum annumBangles Blend Mini Sweet PepperPoivron Bangles Blend Minis
VegtablesCapsicum annumShishitoPoivron Shishito
VegtablesSolanum melongenaSnowy EggplantAubergine “Snowy”
VegtablesSolanum melongenaPing Tung Long EggplantAubergine – Ping tong long
VegtablesSolanum melongenaLittle Finger EggplantAubergine – Little Finger
VegtablesCapsicum annumJalapenoPiment Fort Japapeno
VegtablesCapsicum annumBalcony Warrior CayennePiment fort Cayenne – balcon
6 weeks6 weeksApril 10 
Vegtables      Capsicum annumGordz Cherry Bomb Hot PepperPiment Fort Gordz Cherry Bomb
VegtablesCapsicum annumPoblanoPiment Fort Poblano
VegtablesCapsicum annumSerranoPiment Fort Serrano
VegtablesCapsicum annumChinese 5 Color hot pepperPiment Fort Chinese 5 color
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumAndree 3000 – red cherry tomatoAndre 3000 – tomate cerise rouge
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumsuper sweet – red cherry tomatoAndre 3000 – tomate cerise rouge
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumRed grape cherry tomato – Petit MoineauTomate cerise raisin rouge – Petit Moineau
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumBlack cherry tomatoTomate cerise noir
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumAunt Ruby’s Yellow Cherry TomatoTomate cerise jaune – Aunt Ruby’s
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumBlondkopchen – yellow grape cherry tomatoTomate cerise raisin jaune – Blondkopfchen
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumDwarf tomato – Blanche du QuebecTomate nain – Blanche du Quebec
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumDwarf wild fred tomatoTomate nain – Wild Fred
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumSan Marzano Italian paste tomatoTomate italienne San Marzano
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumMountain Princess TomatoTomate – Mountain Princess
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumBlack Prince TomatoTomate – Black Prince
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumBrandywine TomatoTomate – Brandywine
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumSavignac TomatoTomate Savignac
VegtablesSolanum lycopersicumGreen Zebra tomatoTomate Green Zebra
VegtablesBrassica oleraceaEastern Magic BroccoliBrocoli magique de l’Est
VegtablesBrassica oleracea var. italicaGreen Magic Sprouting BroccoliBrocoli magique vert
VegtablesBrassica oleracea var. italicaRomanesco BroccoliBrocoli Romanesco
VegtablesPhysalis philadelphicaDeep Purple tomatilloTomatille violet foncé
VegtablesPhysalis philadelphicaGreen TomatilloTomatillo vert
VegtablesBrassica OleraceaLancinato KaleChou Kale – Lancinato
VegtablesBrassica OleraceaScarlet kaleChou Kale – Scarlet
5 weeks5 weeksApril 17 
VegtablesBrassica OleraceaVates kaleChou Kale – Vates
VegtablesBrassica Oleracea var. gongylodesTerek Green KohlrabiChou-rave – Terek
FlowerHelianthus annusSunflower – Autumn BeautyTournesol – Beauté d’automne
FlowerHelianthus annusSunflower – Earth walkerTournesol – Terre marcheur
VegtablesBrassica Oleracea var. gongylodesAzur star purple KohlrabiChou-rave – Azur star
VegtablesBrassica oleracea var. capitataFamosa CabbageChou – Famousa
VegtablesBrassica oleraceaFarao CabbageChou – Farao
VegtablesBrassica oleraceaRed Express CabbageChou – Red Express
VegtablesBrassica oleracea var. capitataSavoie Perfection CabbageChou frisé – Savoie Perfection
VegtablesBrassica oleracea var. botrytisJanvel CauliflowerChou-fleur – Janvel
VegtablesBeta vulgaris var. vulgarisRainbow ChardBette à carde arc-en-ciel
VegtablesBeta vulgaris var. vulgarisFordhook Giant ChardBette à carde – Fordhook Giant
4 weeks4 weeksApril 24 
VegtablesBeta vulgaris var. vulgarisSilverado ChardBette à carde – Silvardo
VegtablesCucumis sativusDiva – Lebanese CucumberConcombre Lebanese – Diva
VegtablesCucumis sativusMarketmore- Slicer CucumberConcombre – Marketmore
VegtablesCucurbita pepoBaby Pam pumpkinCitrouille – baby pam
VegtablesCucurbita moschataWaltham Butternut Squashcourge butternut waltham
VegtablesCucurbita pepoZeppelin Delicata Squashcourge delicata zeppelin
VegtablesCucurbita pepoZeppelin Delicata Squashcourge delicata zeppelin
VegtablesCucurbita pepoDunja Green ZucchiniCourgette Vert – Dunja
VegtablesCucurbita pepoCostata romanesco ZucchiniCourgette – Costata Romanesco
VegtablesCucurbita pepoGolden ZucchiniCourgette – Golden

We made some changes !

While you were away we took the time to renovate our study spaces. We added some beautiful flowers and ivy along the atrium walls. We also refurbished our Pond Room to accommodate more visitors as they relax and take up the sounds of nature.

Image of Greenhouse Atrium, Dominque Smith