Community Events

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

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Thursday from September 28th – December 7th , 5PM – 7PM

 Concordia Multi-faith & Spirituality Centre, 2090 Mackay 

Join us every Thursday for a $2 vegan meal served up with love and community! Want to lend a hand in the kitchen?
E-mail: mother.hubbards@concordia.ca

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Vermi Composting 101 with Vermi-cycle!

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 5PM – 6PM 

The Hive, 1455 Blvd de Maisonneuve O

Come get your hands dirty with Vermi-Cycle, Concordia’s newest permaculture initiative! Meet founder Ian Herrera, his worms and the compost process that is about to take Concordia by storm.

Vermi-Cycle’s Mission is to improve Concordia’s food waste management by bringing together the waste from The People’s Potato/The Hive, along with newspaper from The Link/Concordian, as a carbon replenisher, for our hard working worm systems. We will engage with students to create a closed loop food-system to fulfil Concordia’s sustainability goals.

At the (free) workshop you will learn to make a vermi compsting system. You may enter a raffle for a chance to bring the vermi composting system home (PWYC).

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Garbage Warrior: Demonstrating Change

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Thursday, November 23rd 6PM – 8PM 

Mcgill University Leacock Building, 855 Sherbrooke St W

Take a BREAK from this time of endless studying and upcoming due dates and join the AUS Environment Committee in enhancing our knowledge on how to build more sustainable communities and address the waste problem of the 21st century at the same time.

Screening:
An inspiring demonstration of change: GARBAGE WARRIOR Mike Reynolds works to build sustainable housing out of 100% recycled material – essentially, garbage!

A discussion will be facilitated after to share ideas on how to make McGill a waste-free campus. We encourage those from disciplines other than Environment to share their innovative ideas on how to reach this extremely important goal!

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Holiday Aboriginal Artisan Fair 

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 11 AM 

Concordia University Webster Library – LB, 1400 boul. de Maisonneuve O

Join us in supporting our urban Aboriginal community in Montreal. Do your Holiday shopping, have some soup & bannock and help make someone’s winter a little lighter. 

Proceeds & donations support the purchase of supplies for winter care packages to be donated to Aboriginal shelters in Montreal. 

This event is an initiative of the Aboriginal Student Resource Centre of Concordia University

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Initiation à l’aquaponie pratique

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Wednesday, November 22nd,  6 PM – 9 PM

Serres Municipales De Verdun,7000, boulevard LaSalle

Vous avez entendu parler de l’aquaponie mais n’êtes pas certain de pouvoir la pratiquer;
Vous avez commencé vos recherches mais vous vous sentez perdu dans cette mer d’informations;
Vous voudriez installer un système chez vous pour vos besoins personnels;
Vous aimeriez être accompagné par des personnes d’expérience;

Cette formation est pour vous!

La séance de formation comprend:
– Introduction aux différentes techniques d’aquaponie
– Démystification du cycle de l’azote
– Différents types de bacs de culture
– Les poissons à élever et les plantes à cultiver.
– Conception d’un système de petite/moyenne taille
– Tâches quotidiennes d’entretien. Paramètres à surveiller
– Enjeux, défis et opportunités de l’aquaponie
– Visite du système aquaponique actuellemnt en opération dans les serres avec explications détaillées.

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Api-tour Nicaragua : Séance d’information et d’inscription

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Friday, November 24th, 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Anticafé Montréal, 294 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest

The importance of bees to our society is clear and there is demand to learn more about these amazing creatures. This program will give participants the opportunity to improve their knowledge of beekeeping and learn about keeping native and africanized bees in Nicaragua.

During this information session you will have a chance to ask any questions you may have about the trip as well as registering. There will also be a presentation by Gregory Lynch of Mantis Environmental with all the details of the trip. For more information, please download the trip summary here :http://www.themantis.ca/s/Documentation-Bees.pdf

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Beekeeping 101 – Initiation to Urban Beekeeping

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3 sessions: November 25th, December 2nd, and December 16th

This introductory training in ecological urban apiculture combines 21 hours of in-classe training with our expert biologists and beekeepers Gregory Lynch and Alexandre Beaudoin

*** No prerequisite needed ***

Curriculum: 

History of beekeeping, bee and pollination biology, honey plants and biodiversity in urban areas. You will discover the practical aspects of managing an apiary, preventing and treating diseases and parasites. You will also have the opportunity to exchange in person with experienced urban beekeepers, all passionate about pollinators and the environment!

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Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

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 Saturday, November 25th , 2Pm – 5PM 

Le Grand Potager, 7000 boul. LaSalle

Want to grow food year-round? Cultivating mushrooms at home is one of the best ways to get started!

Entering the world of mycology can sometimes be perceived as overwhelming and inaccessible, but it need not be so! Come join us on November 2nd as Jonah Neumark teaches the basics of growing oyster mushrooms indoors.

Growing oyster mushrooms is an exciting option for those striving to eat fresh and local, year round, with minimal space!

The workshop will include theoretical information on mushroom care, followed by hands-on creation of an oyster mushroom kit that you can bring home and harvest.

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 Food Convergent Innovation Forum 2017

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Impact Hub Montréal, 550 Rue Richmond

Do you want to learn more about food security and what Convergent Innovation is? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!

Enactus McGill is thrilled to announce our Food Convergent Innovation Forum, an educational event focused on gaining insight about the complex problems of food security and how to address this through social, technological, and institutional innovations.

With the collaboration of Impact Hub and the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), our event
will bring together stakeholders and practicioners to gain the knowledge and skills related to social entrepreneurship and to network with top-notch profesionnals and entrepreneurs.

*Food and light refreshments will be provided during the event*

Guest speakers, panel discussion, workshops and pitching competitions: all within your reach during this unique event.

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Vision 2020 Climate & Sustainability Action Plan Launch 

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Friday, December 1st, 4 PM – 6 PM 

McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 rue McTavish

After months of consultations with more than 500 community members, McGill’s Climate & Sustainability Action Plan is set to be released this December!

In addition to addressing the University’s most pressing sustainability challenges, this is the first Plan specifically aimed at reducing McGill’s carbon footprint.

We are thrilled to be embarking on this new journey with you, the McGill community, and want to show our gratitude to all those who have helped (and will help) us along the way.

Join us in celebrating the launch of the Climate & Sustainability Action Plan and enjoy inspired conversations and refreshments with the students, faculty, and staff who are helping us blaze new trails.


Le Frigo Vert’s- Herbal Medicine Workshop Series 

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Frigo Vert, 1440 Mackay St

 All workshops 6-8 pm and free of cost

Herbs and the Immune System – Tuesday December 5, 6-8PM

Learn about herbal medicine for the immune system. How to boost the immune system and how to modulate the immune system in the case of overactive immune systems/allergies/autoimmune conditions.

*Childcare available on site for each event. Please rsvp 48 hours in advance for childcare.

Registration by email encouraged but not required yesfrigo@gmail.com  Max capacity 2


The Art of Making Tea

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 Friday, December 15th, 7 PM-9 PM 

Café Zephyr, 5791 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest 

There are hundreds of medicinal plants literally growing under our feet when we take a walk outside. This workshop will examine the oldest form of medicine we have on this planet, the humble cup of tea. Moving outside the norms of black tea, green tea and coffee – This workshop is focusing on the herbal medicinal teas available to the local habitats of Quebec.

In this workshop we will explore the following:

-How to correctly match flavours and properties of herbs to create a satisfying blend suited to your needs and palate.

-How to use vinegar, honeys and syrups to enhance a tea’s potential

-Explore what is a ‘nourishing herbal infusion’ and how we can use herbal teas daily to fortify our health

-How to store and keep your teas for a long lasting life

Each participant will make a herbal blend using our own, organically grown medicinal herbs to take home!

Expect to drink a lot of different teas!

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Agriculture biologique: Mythes et réalités

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Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6 PM – 9 PM

Académie Herboliste Inc. 6657, rue Saint-Hubert

Qu’est ce que l’Agriculture Biologique? Quel est son avenir à l’échelle mondiale? Quelles sont les différences entre l’agriculture biologique, l’agriculture hydroponique et l’aquaponie ainsi que leurs enjeux respectifs?

Une rencontre des plus pertinentes pour se mettre à jour sur ces sujets d’actualité concernant la santé publique!

Prix de l’événement: 20$ par personne
Par Sylvain Brunet, agriculteur biologique

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