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We are OPEN!

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Hey everyone,

We are now open for the fall! Come visit anytime Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm for our public hours. We also host special events at night between 5-7pm. See EVENTS link on the toolbar above for full listings.

Fall Opt-Out Period – Fee Levy Refunds

The Concordia Greenhouse is collectively run organization that seeks to provide a safe space for group decision-making, with a foundation in anti-oppression. The greenhouse provides an environment for workshops, film screenings, research projects and community events, and is a springboard for spreading innovative solutions through popular education initiatives. The Concordia Greenhouse currently collects $0.24 cents per undergraduate student per credit annually. With your help, we will be able to accomplish more projects and make changes faster.

Should you wish to opt out of our fee levy our opt out period is the week following the last day for academic withdrawal and will be posted on our website and newsletter each semester.

In order to opt-out, please come to our office during the opt out period. We are located on the 13th floor of the Hall building at 1455 de Maisonneuve West, during our office hours (Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm, September 25th – October 6th) with 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 $0.12 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. Email info@concordiagreenhouse.com or call 514-848-2424 x. 5134.

 

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Four Seasons Growing Internships

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Four Seasons Growing Internships (3 positions available)

LOYC 420: Internship in Sustainability

The ​Concordia ​Greenhouse Project​ is looking for undergraduate​ students interested in taking the Internship in Sustainability credit LOYC 420 with us this Fall​. This position would assist with food production in the greenhouse over the Fall months. The internship requires 120 hours – to be completed between September 5th, 2017 and​ December 4th, 2017 – ​and includes assisting with planting, harvesting, pest control, and fertilizing (using organic growing practices), as well as with packaging and deliveries of produce.

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 Andrew Alford at fourseasonsgrowing@concordiagreenhouse.com by Monday, August 28th, 2016.

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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Farmers Market Stall Coordinator (1 position available)

LOYC 420: Internship in Sustainability

​The ​Concordia ​Greenhouse​ Project​​ is looking for an undergrad​uate​​ ​student​s​ interested in taking the Internship in Sustainability credit LOYC 420 with us this ​Fall​. This position would be primarily managing the Concordia Greenhouse’s farmers market stall (at the Concordia Farmers Market) during the Fall months. Availability on Wednesday’s is a requirement. The internship requires 120 hours to be completed between September 5th, 2017 and​ December 4th, 2017​ and includes managing the market stall, as well as, lending a hand in the plant production process.

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

Interest in local food systems is an asset. If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to Andrew Alford​ at fourseasonsgrowing@concordiagreenhouse.com by Monday, August 2​8th, 2016.

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).

Media and Outreach Internship

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The Concordia Greenhouse is looking for a Concordia student intern in the Communications program for an intern-ship starting this semester!

Tasks include:
-Publication of weekly newsletter
-Graphic design: Signs, posters, brochures
-Social media
-Outreach such as tabling at information kiosks on and off campus
-Assist with social events
-Special projects

This internship will build students’ experience with graphic design, working with clients for design projects, event hosting, product creation and marketing, teamwork, newsletter editing, social media and more!

(Required time: 8-10 hours weekly – total 120 hours)

Contact Sheena Swirlz at info@concordiagreenhouse.com for information or to send your CV.

Deadline to apply: August 27th
Availlable for credit through COMS394

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Food Sovereignty & Transformations Session

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 22nd!

The Food Sovereignty & Transformation Session lasts for 3 months and is the third and final component of our City Farm School (CFS) Internship Program. Beginning September 4th and ending November 11th, this session focuses on harvest and transformation techniques, how to preserve what you grow, 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 downtown Concordia Greenhouse located at the top of the Hall Building and at 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

The programme is divided into two main components – Education and Internship.

FULL DETAILS HERE

 

City Farm School Weekly Market Stand

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Every Tuesday, 5-7pm!

Directions:
Concordia University – Loyola Campus
7141 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal QC

The Loyola City Farm is located at the north end of campus, behind the Hingston residence and lecture hall. If coming from downtown, turn right (north) off of Sherbrooke onto West Broadway, take the first right into Loyola Campus, you will see a large field on your left. The garden is located right beside that field.

MAP:
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City Farm Market Launch!

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Thank you to everyone who came to our seedling sale last weekend. Thanks also to our volunteers and hard-working staff!

Now that our seedling production is over, we have moved our seedling over to our City Farm School at the Loyola campus of Concordia and they will all be planted this week in our medicinal and market gardens.

We will have our first market and launch event coming up in two weeks, on Tuesday, June 6th, 5-7pm!
This week`s event features:
*Seasonal vegetables such as herbs and salad greens
*Tours of our gardens! Or just walk around and take a look!
*Live accordian music by Bashu
*Free hot herbal tea samples from our gardens
*Our rooftop honey
*Herbal medicinal products
*Micro-greens
*Seedlings and seeds
*Sprouting kits
*and MORE!

Our market stand runs every Tuesdays 5-7pm from June 6th – end of October.

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Directions:
Concordia University – Loyola Campus
7141 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal QC

The Loyola City Farm is located at the north end of campus, behind the Hingston residence and lecture hall. If coming from downtown, turn right (north) off of Sherbrooke onto West Broadway, take the first right into Loyola Campus, you will see a large field on your left. The garden is located right beside that field.

MAP:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1zMfrUzDYDRWO9B-pjTAAyzgzKt4&ll=45.457950118272414%2C-73.64113750000001&z=17

EPIC Seedling Sale! Épique vente de semis!

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We are pleased to offer our 6th Annual EPIC Seedling Sale at the Concordia Greenhouse!

What to expect:
*Seeding Varieties – Herbs and Vegetables($2-$6)
*House plants including terrariums ($4 – $15)
*Organic seeds ($3.50 or 3/10)
*Perennial fruit trees, herbs and more from Neumark Design! 

AS LONG AS SUPPLIES LAST!

As with last year, our sale is now divided over two weekends – one downtown at the Concordia Greenhouse on May 19th & 20th, 10am – 6pm and one at the Marche de Mai on May 13th and 14th, 10am – 5pm

If you have accessibility needs, we recommend the Marche de Mai, as it has both wheelchair access and more space to move around as well as being family-friendly.

Greenhouse Location: Take the elevator or escalator to the 12th floor, then follow the Greenhouse signs to the stairwell to the 13th floor.


Nous sommes heureux d’offrir notre 6ème vente annuelle de semences EPIC à la serre Concordia!

Vous trouverez: (quoi attendre)

*Semis biologiques

*Plantes d’intérieur

*Graines biologiques

*Perrenials de chez Neumark Design

Du 19 au 20 mai, de 11 h à 18 h. Jusqu’à épuisement des stocks!

Comme pour l’année dernière, notre vente est maintenant divisée en deux week-ends – un au centre-ville à la serre Concordia les 19 et 20 mai, de 10h à 17h et l’autre aux Marches de Mai les 13 et 14 mai, de 10h à 17h
Nous vous recommandons le Marché de Mai qui sera pourvu d’un accès aux fauteuils roulants ainsi que d’espace suffisant pour s’y déplacer, en plus d’être prévu comme un espace familial.

Marché de Mai

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Si vous avez des besoins en matière d’accessibilité, nous vous recommandons Marche de Mai, car il dispose d’un accès en fauteuil roulant et plus d’espace pour se déplacer et être familial.

Où trouver la serre: Prendre l’ascenseur ou l’escalier mécanique jusqu’au 12ème étage, puis suivre les panneaux indiquant la serre.

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Concordia Greenhouse Summer Workshop Caravan!

 
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While the greenhouse is closed during the summer, our events coordinator will be offering public and private workshops around the city!
 

Coming up:


 

Container Gardening
May 2nd, 7-9pm
Westmount Horticultural Society –  4574 Sherbrooke St. West

Cultiver Verdun – Urban Agriculture Fair

Saturday, May 14th, 10-4pm
7000 rue Lasalle, Verdun

Cultiver le Plateau – Urban Agriculture Fair

Saturday, May 27th, 10-4pm
Rue Duluth

Thursday, June 8th, 7-9pm
Cafe Zephyr – 5781 Sherbrooke

Macrame Hanging Planters
Wednesday, July 6th, 6-8pm

Un Plant de Tomate à la Fois – 666 Woodland, Verdun


Macrame Hanging Planters
July 6th, 13th, and 20th: 4-6pm

Neighbourhood on the Move – Pierre St.


Vote YES For Our Fee Levy Increase!

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Since becoming a fee levy group in 2013, the Concordia Greenhouse has been a resource hub for students, actively supporting experiential learning opportunities and providing ecologically-grown produce and plants. As demand for our services grows, a fee-levy increase will allow the Concordia Greenhouse to continue its mandate in providing students with affordable educational workshops and programs, locally grown food and plants, internship and job opportunities, and a beautiful space for study, respite and fun events. Do you agree to increase the fee levy of the Concordia Greenhouse by 12 cents per credit for undergraduate students, to a total of 24 cents per credit, effective Fall 2017.

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