Community Events


Community Conversation on Carbon Neutrality

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Tuesday, March 28th– Thursday, March 30th, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
McGill University, 845 Rue Sherbrooke W

March 28, 1:30 -3:00 PM at Macdonald Campus – Macdonald-Stewart Building, Faculty Lounge
March 29, 12:00 – 1:30 PM downtown – Shatner Building, Room 202
March 30, 4:00 – 5:30 PM downtown – Shatner Building, Room 202

Before looking into this further, we want to hear from you, the McGill community, to know what you think of carbon neutrality and how we should achieve this target. At the event, you will have the opportunity to learn more about McGill’s carbon footprint and contribute thoughts and ideas for the Sustainability & Climate Action Plan.
Whisper translation (English-French) will be available if needed

To learn more about the Vision 2020 process visit our website. If you can’t make the Community Conversation, you can submit your ideas online.

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Potager Extrême: Une Révolution Dans Les Jardins !17021937_1021322934667238_5233648031874121871_n

Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
UQAM, 405 Rue Sainte Catherine E

Venez en apprendre plus sur la culture de végétaux dans des endroits extrêmes avec Albert Mondor! (Salle à venir!)

Une véritable révolution a lieu présentement dans les jardins d’Amérique du Nord !
Avènement des toits verts et des murs végétalisés, ce sont les infrastructures de toutes sortes et les édifices eux-mêmes qui deviennent des jardins vivriers. Les végétaux comestibles peuvent être cultivés dans les endroits les plus extrêmes. Toits, murs, colonnes, tables, bacs, tout peut être végétalisé !

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Rap Battle Against Consumerism16587306_1190212707730551_5734159116445363106_o

Wednesday, March 29th,8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Le Belmont, 4483 Boulevard St- Laurent

This Rap Battle for social justice is a staged event where artists play roles on all sides on the issue of consumerism: those who are against excessive capitalism and baller culture, and those who are, often satirically, for moneymaking glory. This battle might also focus on the tension between protest activism like blocking pipelines versus responsible consumer actions, like composting.

In hip hop, there’s also a very clear conflict between mainstream corporate sponsored rap and conscious rap, which is another dynamic artists may choose to write about. The roles in this battle might include protesters, police officers, corporate CEOs, and much more.
Live music by Urban Science presents #LECYPHER legends.

All donations at the door will go to the Concordia Greenhouse and Sentier Urbain. $2.25 coat check.

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Atelier Sur Le Lombricompostage

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Wednesday, March 29 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Éco-quartier Peter-McGill, 1240 rue St-Marc

Venez en apprendre davantage sur les petits vers rouges et ainsi apprendre comment produire simplement du compost à la maison. Pas d’odeur et peu d’espace requis!

Inscrivez-vous, places limitées!

Information et inscription : 3rv.eqpm@saesem.org | 514 933-1069


Inscriptions – Collective Gardens of Parc-Extension

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Wednesday, March 29th, 6 :00 pm – 8:00 pm
La place commune, 7669 Av. Querbes

Information session hosted by Parc-Extension’s Collective Gardens Association. Everyone welcome.


Natural Cosmetics Workshop

 

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Wednesday, March 29th, 4 :00 pm – 7:00 pm
1440 Rue Mackay

Make-up can be expensive and it’s usually filled with chemicals that can damage our skin in the long run. In this workshop we’ll learn how to make all natural cosmetics using readily available ingredients and we’ll make a few samples to try.

Iman has been learning about herbs and holistic medicine for a few years now both formally and informally and is currently sharing her experience by giving herbal workshops.

Limited spots. RSVP required. email frigovertboard@gmail.com
Childcare available with 24 hrs notice.

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Atelier De Semis

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Thursday, March 30th, 5:30 pm– 7:30 pm
Le Milieu 1251 rue Robin

Nous verrons ensemble : quel substrat utiliser et quels contenants, quel est l’éclairage nécessaire, comment bien arroser, les maladies/problèmes et solutions, le repiquage, où trouver le matériel et bien plus encore afin de bien vous outiller dans cette merveilleuse démarche! Vous repartirez avec une petite caissette de 9 semis (tomate, piment, poivron, cerise de terre ou aubergine) préparés par nul autre que vous-mêmes!

8 places de disponibles – réservez via eventbrite
Coût : 10$
Durée : 1h30 à 2h

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Before The Bin

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Thursday, March 30th, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Esplanade, 6750 Avenue de L’Espanade, Bureau 102

A TASTE FOR CHANGE is a new participatory event series created by Récolte, Esplanade and Parler la bouche pleine / Talk With Your Mouth Full.

1// Accompanied by specialists on variety of topics, we will push forward our exploration of different challenges; identify key barriers faced by different food system stakeholders; and will map out the causes and impacts of these barriers.

2//Through a participatory and collaborative approach, we will then detemine concrete actions that can be taken towards creating solutions for and by various stakeholders currently working to create a more sustainable and resilient local food system.

For our first event, we will focus on the topic of FOOD WASTE.
This event will be primarily run in French, but translation will be offered for English speaking participants.

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Rendez-Vous Des Agricultures Montréalaises – Créer Une Forêt Nourricière Urbaine

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Friday at 3 PM – 5 PM
Jardin botanique de Montréal (auditorium Henry-Teuscher) 4101, rue Sherbrooke E.

Coordonné par Alternatives, les Rendez-vous des agricultures montréalaises sont issus d’une réflexion stratégique menée par le GTAU (Groupe de travail en agriculture urbaine) un regroupement montréalais d’intervenants et d’experts qui cherche à soutenir le rayonnement del’agriculture urbaine et périurbaine dans l’agglomération. Les thématiques abordées sont définies par sondages menés auprès des professionnels. Les Rendez-vous des agricultures montréalaises sont née du besoin exprimé par les parties prenantes de l’agriculture urbaine de Montréal en formations spécialisées et de partage d’expertise.

Coût de la conférence : 10$ (Inscription requise sur Eventbrite)Pour toute autre question, écrivez-nous à cultiver@alternatives.ca
Merci !


Fête des Semences

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Saturday, April 1st, 10: 00 am – 3: 00 pm
Pine Beach Citizens Association 1510 Chemin Herron, Dorval

Cet événement représente une belle opportunité d’acheter des graines indigènes biologiques, d’obtenir des conseils pour cultiver son jardin et de soutenir l’agriculture urbaine à Montréal. En plus de la vente de graines, il y aura au programme des ateliers pour aider à planifier sa saison de jardinage. Les visiteurs pourront aussi se procurer du compost, de l’engrais biologique et d’autres produits de jardinage pour partir la saison du bon pied.

Les meilleurs grainetiers et agriculteurs urbains de Montréal seront représentés. Les fêtes des semences sont une occasion pour les jardiniers de rencontrer leurs producteurs de semences locales et d’obtenir des conseils et variétés anciennes de graines directement des agriculteurs qui les cultivent. Il y aura des ateliers gratuits donnés chaque heure tout au long de la journée sur une variété de sujets liés au jardinage tels que la fertilité du sol, la cultivation de légumes feuilles et la conservation des semences. Il y aura également une table d’échange de semences mener par Seeds of Diversity.

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Artisanal Maple Syrup

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Sunday, April 2nd, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Terra Perma, 218 Chemin White

Maple syrup is truly a mythical product intrinsically linked to Quebec’s history and culture. However, its collection and transformation methods are still a mystery to many of us. This workshop is a great way for everyone to initiate themselves to the creation of this precious product using ecologically sound methods.

PROGRAM (35$/member, 40$ non-member)

– Introduction to artisanal maple production
– Demonstration of traditional and tubular extraction methods
– Explanation of our maple tap system, permaculture, sylviculture and forest management.
– Practical transformation of maple water in to syrup

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The Homemade Emporium  Soap-Making Workshop!
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Tuesday, April 4th,  7: 00 pm -9: 00 pm
3993 Wellington, Verdun, (Atelier Fiber Arts)

Learn the basics of making soap using the cold process method
Part 1: Demonstration of soap making procedure from start to finish, with info on safe usage of lye, properties of oils, and equipment/ingredients needed
Part 2: Mix essential oils and exfoliants to your own soap mixture!

Includes a block of soap and course materials.
Cost: 35.00 (payable at the event)
To reserve your spot, please contact valerieschoof@gmail.com

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Vegan Potluck: The Cookbook Launch Edition!

 

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Friday, April 7th, 6:30 pm – 10: 00 pm
1191 Avenue Hope (apartment 4)

The end is nigh– and there’ll be plenty of vegan food to share! The Herbivore Society is hosting our **LAST** event of the season, and you get a two-for-one. As usual there will be vegan food a plenty for you to enjoy with friends, and you’ll also get to see what some of your herbie friends have been working on for the past year! Finals season is upon us and we know how busy you are, but we all gotta eat– why not do it with an abundance of choice and dancing?

Please bring your favourite vegan dish (dinner, drink, or dessert), and your own cutlery/plate. As always, you do not need to be vegan to party and eat with us– but your food contribution should be!

**MAKE SURE TO POST ON THIS EVENT PAGE WHAT YOU WILL BE BRINGING** (even if you just know it’ll be a main course- post that)

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La Permaculture A Votre Service

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Saturday, April 8th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Santropol Roulant, 111 Rue Roy E

Concevoir votre projet à l’aide de la permaculture : des éléments importants afin de mieux comprendre la pensée et les processus menant à des solutions bien adaptées à vos besoins;
Vous toucherez aussi plusieurs techniques de grande valeur dans le design d’une ferme avec la permaculture:

Les zones d’activité et les secteurs d’un site : important dans le design pour l’utilisation efficace du terrain et une bonne gestion des énergies/forces sur votre site;
Les swales : récolter, redistribuer et infiltrer l’eau et la fertilité de votre site efficacement;
Les courbes de niveau : comprendre les pentes et l’effet de celles-ci sur un site;
La Forêt Nourricière : aménager des systèmes productifs à l’aide de polycultures vivaces diversifiées et productives;

Une partie ”études de cas” sera construite à partir des formulaires de préparations remplis au préalable par les participants et développé par le formateur. Nous vous offrons ainsi une formation adaptée aux besoins des participants.

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Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective – POV Magazine 150 launch!

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Monday, April 10th, 7: 00 pm – 9: 00 pm
Cinema Politica Concordia 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve W

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for our final regular screening of the semester: Inhabit Film- A Permaculture Perspective! The innovative folks in this uplifting doc remind us that using eco-design to shift from destructive to regenerative impact is only a branch or vegetable away.

This screening is a special Point of View Magazine 150 Launch Event with guest speakers. It is co-presented with Sustainability Action Fund ConcordiaConcordia Greenhouse & Society for Conservation Biology – Montreal Chapter. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, INHABIT provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

* Full synopsis at: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/inhabit

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Intro To Natural Cosmetics

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Wednesday, April 12th, 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
2201 Harvard Ave
Make-up can be expensive and it’s usually filled with chemicals that can damage our skin in the long run. In this workshop we’ll learn how to make all natural cosmetics using readily available ingredients and make a few samples to try.
Iman has been learning about herbs and holistic medicine for a few years now both formally and informally and is currently sharing her experience by giving herbal workshops.

Cost 15$ to cover for material, and take home a little sample 🙂

RSVP and payment required prior to event: imankhailat@gmail.com
Spaces are limited.

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Formation Continue En Herboristerie avec Christophe Bernard

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Saturday, April 22nd, 3:00 pm- Sunday, April 23rd , 6:00 pm
La Guilde des herboristes CP, 47555 comptoir postal Mont-Royal

La formation continue a lieu les 22 et 23 avril 2017.
Une fin de semaine avec l’herboriste français Christophe Bernard, sur les plantes médicinales de la tradition française pour le foie, ainsi que les plantes occidentales pour la digestion et l’assimilation.
Les personnes présentes auront droit en bonus à l’enregistrement gratuitement!
Pour vous inscrire: http://www.guildedesherboristes.org/eve

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Conférence Transform/er Montréal Conference

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Saturday, April 29th – April 30th, 8: 00 am- 5: 00 pm

Transform Montreal: Disrupt & Democratise Our Economy 2017 is the second social and solidarity entrepreneurship celebration and bilingual action-oriented conference that brings together dynamic forces of social and economic transformation in Montreal.

Find all the info and the program online at:
transformermontreal.com

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Production de Champignons – Outdoor Mushroom Production

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Sunday, May 7th, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Terra Perma, 218 Chemin White

In this 2 hour introductory workshop guests will learn how to cultivate and inoculate their own logs with mycelium and get familiar with the tools and techniques to confidently cultivate your own edible and medicinal mushrooms. Our guides will demonstrate the hay bale, log and pancake methods of inoculation and offer a taste of wild and cultivated fungi in different forms. All guests will leave with a small mushroom log of their own to add to their garden. Level Required: All Levels.

Material Necessary: Each student must come with the following gear: Gloves, Rain Jacket, Change of Socks, Water Bottle. Food for your stay: Meals are not included in the course’s price. You’ll have access to a collective kitchen, equipped with propane stoves and a range of cooking gear. However, depending on the group size, it might become difficult to cook all together. We strongly advise that your meals be prepared in avance. Please be aware that we don’t have access to a fridge. If everybody agrees, it will be possible to proceed with a potluck formula. We’ll discuss this possibility shortly before the course with all the students.

Price: 40$/person, 20$ for Students. Must provide ID, Group rates available for 10+ people. Participation to the workshop for one person, access to a collective kitchen, access to Terra Perma’s parc. There will also be chaga tea and mushroom soup for this specific workshop.The price includes a camping spot (an 8’x10′ platform) for the Friday and Saturday nights. Please bring your own caping gear.

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Teintures Naturelles et Plantes Tinctoriales

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Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Académie Herboliste Inc, 6657 Rue Saint-Hubert

Cet atelier s’adresse autant aux personnes familières avec les plantes qu’à celles
familières avec les fibres textiles. Il se veut une introduction pratique au monde fascinant
de la teinture naturelle et des plantes tinctoriales. Venez découvrir l’univers des fibres,
les propriétés colorantes des plantes tinctoriales les plus connues ainsi que celles plus
utilisées en herboristerie ou dans la vie de tous les jours. Abordable, la teinture naturelle
permet de découvrir les plantes sous un angle nouveau et ludique!

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À la Découverte des Plantes et Champignons Printaniers

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Saturday, May 20th, 9:30-3:00 pm
Mycoboutique, 4324 St-Denis

Marche de retour. Départ à 15h. Prévoir : lunch, bouteille d’eau, bottes (de pluie et imperméable, le cas échéant), canif et panier ou sac à dos, sacs de papier, chasse-moustiques et, pourquoi pas, appareil photo.

À moins de 100 km de Montréal, le lieu de l’excursion ne sera confirmé que quelques jours à l’avance et dépendra des conditions météo.
Covoiturage au gré des conducteurs : nous aviser du nombre de places requises ou disponibles, pour confirmation (les passagers sont invités à payer 10$ au conducteur).

Prière de nous informer de tout état de santé personnelle qui représente un risque lors de l’excursion. L’activité n’est pas adaptée aux personne de moins de 12 ans ou de plus de 75 ans.

N.B. : Aucun remboursement ni échange, à sept jours ou moins de l’activité. Randonnée Initiation Découverte

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Project ECOSPHERE Environmental and Green housing fairs

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Saturday, August 19th – Sunday,August 20th

More than 150 exhibitors and 30 speakers. The animations, conferences and shows will be held in a huge tent in case of rain. Big news, we will have a new aspect with a presentation of Tiny Houses. For this major event we have invited private businesses, governmental and community organizations, organic farmers, new technology businesses, fashion & design and natural health businesses.

For more information visit our website at

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