Community Events


Waste Not, Want Not Food Festival

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September 12 – September 22

Come join us for this years Waste Not, Want Not Food Festival, held Sept 12, 14, 20, and 21st on the Concordia Campuses!

The Food Fair starts at 11 AM each day and goes until 4 PM, and we will be giving away sustainable, organic, and local food from our wonderful sponsors. Food includes apples and brownies from The Hive, organic local Popcorn from White Lightening Popcorn, with toppings from Frigo Vert, and coffee!

Grab a snack, and learn all about where, how, and why to compost at Concordia.

As well, we will have booths from other sustainability innitatives from around campus. It’s basically a one stop shop to find out who’s doing awesome things for the environment on campus. And did we mention the free food and coffee?

Also, this year we are pleased to announce the addition of artists and artwork at each of the events. We will have a variety of works from performance, visual art, interactive multi media art, and music.

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À demain: creating a climate-friendly energy future in Canada

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September 20th, 7PM – 9PM 

Le Cagibi, 5490 St. Laurent, Montreal

Climate change. Sustainable future. Renewable energy. If you own a cellphone or a computer or a newspaper subscription (?) or any other means of accessing topical information in this day & age, you’ve inevitably heard terms like these. Unfortunately, the discussion is all-too-often limited to individuals adorned with descriptors such as “policymaker” or “highly-specialized expert,” with the voice of youth virtually overlooked. 

This evening is an opportunity for the millennial residents of Montreal to express their ideas and opinions for the future of Canada’s energy mix, and how to best work toward creating an energy system that works harmoniously with our environment. The evening will NOT be a technical discussion of the ways in which to reach these climate goals, but rather a candid sharing of personal inputs from the generation who these goals will most directly affect. And the generation who can, in turn, most directly affect the goals.


SAF 10th Annual General Meeting & Plant Giveaway

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Wednesday, September 20 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Concordia University – Hall Building, 1455, boulevard de Maisonneuve

You’re invited to the SAF 10th Annual General Meeting! At the AGM, we will share our vision for the coming year, as well as the results from the past year. The AGM is also where attendees will vote on student-at-large members of the Board and ratify Board membership. Your input in all these steps is invaluable to making SAF ever-more relevant to the Concordia community. The minutes from our previous AGMs can be found on our website.

As a thank-you for being part of this important process, we will be giving away a limited number of plants from the Concordia Greenhouse on a first-registered first-served basis. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Reserve your spot for our AGM and help grow our sustainability movement at Concordia!

Find more information, reserve your spot and ticket on facebook . 


Fermeture des jardins: pavillon du design

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September 20th, 12:30PM – 6:30 PM 

Centre de design de l’UQAM , 1440, rue Sanguinet, Montreal 

Venez apprendre avec nous et découvrir nos parcelles! 
Vous repartirez à la maison avec de belles récoltes de fines herbes et de légumes frais bios et locaux! Que demander de plus pour fêter la rentrée?

Une belle saison de jardinage urbain se termine et nous profitons du beau temps pour organiser les corvés de fermeture des jardins:

C’est le moment de venir apprendre sur l’entretient automnale des plantes, ainsi que de vous impliquer pour cette nouvelle saison d’action directe pour l’environnement. 

C’est une journée “drop in” et nous serons sur la terrasse qui se trouve au bout du couloir du 6e étage du pavillon de Design dès midi. Vous repartirez avec pleines de terre et de belles récoltes!


Atelier sur le Vermicompostage

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September 20th, 12:45PM – 1:45PM 

UQÀM Pavillon Sherbrooke ,200 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal

En collaboration avec le marché fermier de l’UQAM, Le CRAPAUD vous presente une serie de mini-ateliers de 45min-1h chacun. 

Le premier sera sur le vermicompostage le 20 Septembre. On discutera des fondamentaux de garder un vermicomposteur, et comment en demarrer un chez soi afin de produire un beau compost dont on pourra se servir pour la prochaine saison de culture (et aussi pour avoir des nouveaux vers-amis!). En plus, vous aurez la chance de rencontrer des gens qui gardent des vermicomposteurs chez eux, et de discuter les “best practices” pour geurir les problemes de son vermicomposteur. 


Save the date! SAF 10th AGM & Plant Giveaway


Wednesday, September 20 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Concordia University – Hall Building
1455, boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest

You’re invited to the SAF 10th Annual General Meeting! At the AGM, we will share our vision for the coming year, as well as the results from the past year. The AGM is also where attendees will vote on student-at-large members of the Board and ratify Board membership. Your input in all these steps is invaluable to making SAF ever-more relevant to the Concordia community. The minutes from our previous AGMs can be found on our website.

As a thank-you for being part of this important process, we will be giving away a limited number of plants from the Concordia Greenhouse on a first-registered first-served basis. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Reserve your spot for our AGM and help grow our sustainability movement at Concordia!


Courgettes/One Healthy Recipe at a Time

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September 21, 5:30PM – 8:30PM 

Mission du Sud-Ouest/Southwest Mission, 631, rue Melrose, Verdun 

Un plant de tomate à la fois invites you to a collective kitchen each week for our One Healthy Recipe At a Time workshops. Each week we will feature a local ingredient, and each cook will get the chance to bring a sample of our recipes home. A snack will be provided.

The in-season star of the week: zucchini!
Everyone is welcome to cook with us, we look forward to seeing you there!

On the menu:
Zucchini Tian
A specialty of Provence equally as spectacular in presentation as in taste!

Nutritious Zucchini Muffins 
Gluten-free, lactose-free, no raffined sugar: an unimaginably healthy dessert/snack! 

Zucchini Flan 
Comfort food for the shorter and cooler days ahead.

Cost: 5$ per person, payment on-site (exact change please)
Please bring: 2 medium-to-large-sized containers 
**For security and hygiene reasons we ask that you wear close-toed shoes and wear your hair up or covered please.**

Limited space! RSVP only.


Herbal Chill-in: An evening of footbaths, face masks & more

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September 21st, 7:30PM – 9PM 

La Boite A Pois, 1206 Rue St Andre, Montreal

We have planned an evening of relaxing herbal delights! A perfect opportunity to pamper yourself, put up your feet and unwind. All with the help of our own locally farmed organic herbs.

This informal workshop will follow a simple format:

1) Herbal Infusion: It all starts with a cup of tea. Here we will begin our evening, learn about what herbs we are going to use and how you can do this at your own home.

2) Herbal Face Mask: Here we will use a clay based face mask infused with essential oils to help nourish and cleanse our skin.

3) A Herbal Footbath: All of the bodies nerves run through the hands and feet. Using this powerful herbal footbath we can release the stress of the day and truly start to chill.

4) Hand Crafted Moisturising Cream: We finish the evening by moisturising our face & feet using our own home made hempseed oil cream.

This evening has a suggested donation of 15$ at the door or 12$ if you order in advance. As knowledge is always free at La Boite A Pois you may attend as an observer without cost.


PARK(ing) Day Montréal 2017

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September 22, 8AM – 8PM 

Montreal, Quebec

Le PARK(ing) Day est de retour!

Citoyens, artistes, musiciens, étudiants, designers… l’espace vous appartient ! Le 22 septembre 2017, contribuez au rayonnement de cet événement en occupant le temps d’une journée des cases de stationnement pour les transformer en lieux d’échanges, d’inclusion, de réflexion et de création. Courez également la chance de remporter le prix ADUQ d’une valeur de 500$. Soyez créatifs et originaux.

Faites-vite! La date limite des inscriptions approche à grand pas!

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Lunch & Learn: Community Land Trusts & Resisting Gentrification

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September 22nd, 12PM – 2PM 

Midnight Kitchen,Room 304, 3480 McTavish Street, Montreal

Community Land Trusts & Resisting Gentrification:

This workshop seeks to distinguish the symptoms from causes of gentrification and discuss the ways in which students are implicated both in perpetuating gentrification and as an increasingly financially insecure population. This will be followed by a discussion of resistance tactics, specifically focusing on pros and cons of community land trusts (what they are, how they work, and contexts in which they are feasible).

Building Community is a citizens’ education project of the Milton-Parc Citizens’ Committee (CCMP). It seeks to encourage community development through popular education and social action rooted in ecological and democratic principles. This workshop is one of several projects our organization has developed to bridge the gap between the student population, cooperative/non-profit housing residents, and others in the neighbourhood.

The presenter, Tori Coon, is a U3 student majoring in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies and Urban Studies. She has been the co-coordinator for Building Community for one year. Her interests include housing justice, prison abolition, and ethics in data visualization.

There will be lunch provided at this event!


Fête des récoltes – Harvest Party

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September 22nd, 1:30PM – 6:30 PM 

Marché Bonne Bouffe // Good Food Market, 2146 avenue de Marlowe, Montreal


Join us for the annual Harvest Party! Let’s celebrate the abundance of the season together!

Activities of the day:

Community Conversation in partnership with Food Secure Canada:
What’s your recipe for a better food system? Add your voice to recommendations for a national Food Policy for Canada!

Community meal:
Free and open to all, served as of 2:30pm

Good Food Market:
Fresh, local and affordable products of the season

Lara Antebi and Les Ismore Montreal


Free admission 

Frais du Toit (IGA) : Atelier maraîchage bio intensif

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September 23rd 10AM – 2PM 

5600, Boul. Henri-Bourassa Ouest Saint-Laurent, Quebec, QC H4R 0M6

La ferme perchée!

Visite guidée de la ferme sur le toit et atelier sur les techniques de maraîchage bio intensif en milieu urbain.

Depuis 2016, La ligne verte: Maraîcher cultive des légumes biologiques sur le toit du IGA Extra Famille Duchemin à Saint Laurent. On y retrouve plus de 35 différents légumes et 8 ruches d’abeilles et tout cela sur une surface cultivable de près de 25 000 pieds carrés. C’est la plus grande ferme sur un toit au Canada!

C’est donc l’occasion d’en apprendre davantage sur les toits verts, l’agriculture biologique sur petite surface, l’apiculture, et la place des petits producteurs dans les épiceries de grande surface.

Co-fondateur de La ligne verte: Maraîcher et fermier urbain, Tim Murphy, sera votre guide et vous fera part des défis et avantages d’une production légumière en ville et sur un toit. Il fera également la démonstration des principaux outils et méthodes de production employées sur le toit. Chaque participant recevra une barquette de mesclun Frais du toit!


L’énergie solaire – la conception et l’installation d’un système ‘off-grid’

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September 23rd – 24th, 9:30AM-4PM

Impact Hub Montréal,550 Rue Richmond, Montreal

Vous êtes intéressé.es par l’énergie solaire, mais vous ne savez pas par où commencer ? Vous voulez 
avoir une base de connaissances et les pratiques nécessaires pour dimensionner et installer votre système d’énergie solaire vous-même? Notre formation vous donnera tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour atteindre vos objectifs.

Cette formation est conçue pour ceux et celles qui s’intéressent à l’énergie solaire et veulent apprendre à la fois de manière théorique et pratique comment installer un petit système hors-réseau. 

Chaque jour sera divisé: 20% théorie et 80 % pratique. 


Potluck Végane à la ferme!

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September 23rd 12PM-5PM 

521 Montée Major, Boileau, QC J0V, Canada

Bienvenue chez nous!
Venez passer du temps à la campagne!
Apportez un plat végétalien à partager.
Maillot de bain (rivière à proximité)
Pour ceux et celles qui aiment marcher en forêt, il y a le magnifique sentier Iperciel juste à côté.
Au plaisir d’échanger et de partager avec vous 🙂


Wild Food Walk with Jonah Neumark / Récolte Sauvage avec Jonah

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September 24th – October 1st 

Terra Perma, 218 Chemin White, J8G 2T3 Harrington

Come learn about wild foods at Terra Perma!

Terra Perma’s incredible diversity of species and environments allows for some really incredible wild harvesting. Come participate in an edible wild plant and mushroom harvesting excursion. We’ll show you how to identify and use a large variety of edible and medicinal plants and fungi. As well, we will look at few plants and skills for wilderness survival. You will learn the techniques for responsible, sustainable harvesting, so the resources are protected for your lifetime and for future generations. You will also get to sample some wild teas and taste some of the wild foods we discover.

The focus of the workshop is on learning about the different plants and not on spending our time harvesting lots of specific foods, though we will definitely gather enough to sample the different plants and mushrooms. 

We will be walking in the forest on our trails, sometimes uphill, so may be difficult for people with mobility issues.


Showings of the film SEED: The Untold Story

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Monday, September 25th, showings at 2:00PM and 7:30PM 

Head to 28 Wharf Road, Hudson. Hudson Village Theatre. 

Come and enjoy this visually stunning and important film in the comfort of this iconic Hudson location. 

Two showings (2pm and 7:30pm) will be followed by a Q&A with a special guest working on an exciting USC Canada project called Captivating Seeds, a demonstration garden in Senneville of 45 vegetable varieties in partnership with 12 local seed growers. 
Ask questions about what is happening locally around protecting seed diversity.

Doors will open 30 minutes before each screening for a reception with information tables.

Buy tickets ($15) at Que de Bonnes Choses (484.D rue Main)
or online at


Bite ME! 2017 – Full Schedule

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Monday, September 25th at 11AM- September 29 at 4PM 

Concordia University, 1455 boul de Maisonneuve O

Bite ME! is a week long orientation series with free workshops, lectures, and social events dedicated to food security, urban agriculture, and sustainability.

All for free, right here on campus!

For full details about each event visit the Facebook page below. 


Creative Urban Agriculture Workshop 

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Thursday,  September 28th 5PM- 6:30PM

Concordia University, 1455 boul de Maisonneuve O

Come and discuss vertical gardening, self-watering systems and creative ways to garden on limited space. 

Discover gardening opportunities on campus and in your own apartment! Includes a projection of creative AND cheap solutions, some drawing and planning while drinking on-campus grown teas! 

Bring your creativity and motivation, and we will make sure that you will dream of gardening for the next few weeks!


Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Happening every Thursday from September 28th – December 7th 

 Concordia Multi-faith & Spirituality Centre, 2090 Mackay, Montreal, Quebec. 

Join us every Thursday for a $2 vegan meal served up with love and community! Want to lend a hand in the kitchen?

When: Thursdays, 5:00-7:00pm, starting Sept. 19
Where: Multi-faith & Spirituality Centre 
2090 Mackay (Z-105/106)


Vegan Potluck: First One of The School Year!

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September 29 at 6:45 PM – 10:45 PM
669 Rue St-Dominique, Montréal, QC H2X 2X8
Welcome fellow herbies to the first vegan potluck of the school year! 
Bring your favourite vegan meal (dinner, dessert, snack or drink). You do not have to be vegan to attend however please ensure that the food you bring is, i.e. contains no animal products*Post in the event page what you will be bringing* 

As for plates and cutlery, it would be ideal if you could please bring your own!

Macrame Hanging Planters

Saturday, September 30 at 12 PM – 2 PM

Le Grand Potager. 7000 boul. LaSalle, Verdun, Quebec H4H 2T1

Hanging planters are the ideal solution for increasing growing space in your apartment window.
After this workshop, you will know how to transform any pot or jar into a hanging planter using string and your imagination!
You can choose between a simple knot design, or learn more advanced macrame knots to bring your planter to the next level.

$15 includes materials, lesson and a plant!

Ticket information can be found on Facebook. 


Concordia Volunteer Fair

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Thursday, October 5th from 10AM- 3PM 

Concordia University EV Building, 1515 Ste. Catherine West Street. 

Wondering how you can get involved in your community, broaden your network and gain relevant experience?

We welcome you to Concordia’s annual Volunteer Fair on Thursday, October 5th from 10am to 3pm in the EV atrium (1515 Ste-Catherine West)!

The Volunteer Fair is an amazing chance to meet representatives from 50 community organizations and learn about the great variety of volunteer opportunities available at Concordia, in Montreal, and abroad.

The fair is open to everyone. Students, members of the Concordia community and the general public are welcome. Bring your friends!


Living Soils Intensive

Oct 7 at 10 PM to Oct 8 at 6 PM
Temps libre Mile End – 5605, avenue de Gaspé, local 106

In this two day course Vivian will walk us through the differences between healthy and unhealthy soils, why healthy soils are important for both us and the environment, and how we can go about building and repairing soils. We will also learn the intricacies of the soil food web, from bacteria and fungi to earthworms and arthropods.

Day 1: $75  – Day 1 & 2: $150
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Day 1: Living Soils & Compost

-The soil food web
-The relationships between soil microbes and plants
-Living versus “dead” soils
-Remediating issues in the soil such as contamination, compaction, and salinity
-Various composting techniques
-Balancing carbon and nitrogen in your compost pile

Practical component: building a thermophilic compost pile

Day 2: Compost Tea, Microscopy & Soil Analysis

-The difference between compost extract and compost tea
-In-depth compost tea theory and analyzing the compost tea brew from Day 1
-Methods for at-home soil analysis
-Identifying soil microbes under the microscope, and deciphering what that tells us about soil health.

Practical component: brewing a compost tea; hands-on soil analysis


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