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Registration Now OPEN!

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Calling all sprout lovers!

The Concordia Greenhouse is offering a weekly Microgreen Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA)!

Pre-order and receive a big bag of ecologically-grown sprouts each week from our rooftop greenhouse.

We are now taking CSA orders for FALL 2018
September 10 – December 10
*Possibility to sign up for later for a reduced period.
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HOW IT WORKS:

Pay a discounted amount for your weekly sprout order – $6.50 weekly, totaling $90 for all 14 weeks.
(Pro-rated for late sign-ups)

*Each week, members will receive a large (200g) bag of sprouts each week, with two types to choose from:
1) Sunflower
2) Mix (i.e. blend of Pea shoots, Radish, Sunflower and Buckwheat [gluten-free]).

This C.S.A. is a great way to save money (discount compared to retail prices) and guarantees you receive a supply of our super-popular and super-local sprouts each week!

E-mail us at fourseasonsgrowing@gmail.com if you have any further questions. Bon appetit!

SIGN UP HERE!

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Internship and Apprenticeships Opportunities!

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LOYC 420: Internship in Sustainability

Interested in food security, and growing your own food year-round using organic methods? The ​Concordia ​Greenhouse Project​ is looking for undergraduate​ students interested in taking the Internship in Sustainability credit LOYC 420 with for the Fall 2018 semester. During this internship, you would learn how to grow greens year long in a greenhouse context, focusing specifically on planting, harvesting, pest control, fertilization, packaging and deliveries. The internship requires 120 hours – to be completed between September 10th, 2018 and​ December 10th, 2018.

​This internship will build students’ experience with small business planning, food security and ecological growing methods.

​Experience working with plants an asset. If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to Charleen Kotiuga at fourseasonsgrowing@concordiagreenhouse.com by Wednesday, August 29th at 5pm.

Please contact Dr. Rebecca Tittler (rebecca.tittler@concordia.ca) for enrollment details.

Note: This internship can be in conjunction with other internship programs (with department approval).


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APPLY FOR THE PERMACULTURE & POLICY SESSION with City Farm School!

Apply by August 20th here.

The Permaculture & Policy Session lasts for 3 months and is the third and final component of our City Farm School (CFS) Apprenticeship Program. Beginning September 3rd and ending November 10th, this session focuses on harvest and transformation techniques for medicinal plants and end of year produce, permacultural methods of design, fruit forest landscaping, how to save seed and the science of seeds, how to use gardening and growing as a source of community engagement and what is happening locally and globally in terms of food sovereignty and systems. It takes place in the NDG farm at the Loyola Campus.

This stream requires 60 hours over the course of three months. If you are interested in applying for the full internship program, please go here. You do not have to be a Concordia Student to apply. This internship is open to everyone over the age of 18!

What you can expect to learn from this programme:

fundamental practices of organic vegetable gardening
principles of garden design and collective management
working with local populations and food
an understanding of local food systems, opportunities and challenges
how to design and facilitate workshops
Application link: http://www.cityfarmschool.com/iii-food-sovereignty-session

Our City Farm School Market is BACK!

 

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Come join us at the Loyola quad on Tuesday, June 12th from 4-6 pm for the launch of our City Farm School (CFS) farmers market! City farm schools ultra local, ecologically grown produce is cultivated by our apprentices, who are training to be the next generation of small scale Farmers. Markets will take place every Tuesday from June 12- October 30.

 
This year our location has CHANGED to be at the Loyola quad instead of the Solar house. Come on by for some good vibes, veg, and to pick our brains on gardening queries. This week’s market will have : arugula, mesclun, lettuces, cilantro, radishes, kale, Swiss chard, and more!
 
Are you downtown? Don’t fret- starting Wednesday June 20, the CFS produce will come to the ev courtyard every Wednesday from 11:30-2:30. 
 
See you there!
For more information, please email FourSeasonsGrowing@ConcordiaGreenhouse.com

EPIC Seedling Sale

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Saturday, May 18th and 19th, 11am – 7pm at the Concordia Greenhouse!

Our annual Epic Seedling Sale continues with even more varieties available! All our seedlings are grown and cared for by the City Farm School team as part of their apprenticeship in organic city farming at the Concordia Greenhouse.

We have over 100 different vegetable varieties and 32 different flowers, herbs and medicinal plants. The prices will range from $2-5 dollars per plant.
We will also be selling some house plants and mushroom kits.

We welcome back guest vendor Neumark Design, selling perennial vegetables, fruiting shrubs, native plants. etc. To learn more about their available varieties visit: www.NeumarkDesign.com/Nursery

Bring boxes, bags, a cart or a friend to help you carry your seedlings home! Please note that there may be long lines as this event has become very popular!

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We we also be selling our seedlings at this event: Marche de Mai

 

Help Us Fundraise!

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What we do
We aspire to strengthen the urban agriculture movement at Concordia and in greater Montreal by growing local produce using ecological pracitces, providing experiential learning opportunities through volunteering, internships and jobs, and networking with other like-minded individuals and organizations.

Our tea atrium is a public space available for studying, plant appreciation, drinking our herbal teas and attending events including educational workshops and music nights. The space offers seating and tables, a beautiful plant collection and demonstrates systems like hydroponics, a balcony garden and a solar dehydrator.

Why we need your help!
Concordia’s greenhouse was built in 1966, facing South-West for optimal sun exposure and where it wouldn’t be blocked by shade from surrounding buildings. It’s composed of a series of separate glass compartments along a corridor, and includes specialized equipment for heat control, automatic watering and latticed blinds for sunlight control.

Over time this equipment has lost functionality, resulting in an unregulated climate. On hot days, the temperature can reach 50 degrees Celsius, resulting in crop loss and difficult working conditions.

Replacing the climate control system will provide optimal conditions for plant growth, research, and community use of our lounge.

The university has agreed to contribute half of the estimated $40,000 cost. We need your help to close the gap, and bring us one step closer to bringing new life to this valuable community resource.

Any amount is appreciated!

Click here to read more OR DONATE!

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2018 Summer Semester Opt Outs

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The Concordia Greenhouse is a fee-levy group at Concordia University. The majority of our funding comes from an undergraduate fee levy. Undergraduate students pay $0.24 per credit each semester so that we can exist, be open to the public, and offer amazing services and programming for our users.

Should you wish to opt-out of funding our organization, you can email us info@concordiagreenhouse.com or call 514-848-2424 x. 5134.
Should you wish to opt out, please bring your student ID card and student account record during the opt-out period and we’ll provide you with a refund. Refunds will be provided in cash at the fee levy rate of $0.24 per credit/per semester (for undergrads.)
You can provide your student record in different ways: by showing your academic record via your own laptop or mobile phone; by logging onto to your myconcordia portal from a computer at our office; or by providing a printout of your record.
We can provide access to those with reduced mobility if you contact us to make an appointment.