Community Events



Greenhouse Workshop Caravan – Macrame Planters!


Thursday, July 120th, 4 PM – 6 PM
Innovation Jeunes – Innovation Youth – 1410 Pierce

We are partnering with Quartier en Mouvement – Neighbourhood on the Move to offer a FREE hanging macrame planters workshop, this week and next on Thursdays 4-6pm, at their daily activity lounge on rue Pierce!

No Reservations – first come first served up to 20 participants.
Recommended age: 9-99 (no centurians please.)

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.

Sheena Swirlz is the educational event coordinator at the Concordia Greenhouse, offering events on sustainability and creativity throughout the city of Montreal.

Atelier d’agriculture urbaine – Les fleurs et les pollinisateurs

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Sunday, July 16th, 11 AM – 2 PM
Jardins Gamelin – 1500, rue Berri

Les insectes pollinisateurs jouent un rôle essentiel dans la reproduction de plusieurs plantes et en particulier dans celle des plantes potagères et fruitières. Venez découvrir les différents pollinisateurs présents dans notre environnement urbain ainsi que les végétaux à intégrer au jardin afin de favoriser leurs présences. De plus, nous allons aborder les menaces qui pèsent sur eux et les impacts que cela a dans l’alimentation des êtres humains.



Bite ME! 2017 – Planning Committee – Art Party!


Tuesday, July 18 at 12:30 PM – 5 PM
Concordia University – Hall Building
1455, boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest

Come join us and make some art for the 2017 edition of Bite ME! We will spend the day together creating materials that will be used to promote and beautify our week long orientation series to all things food! There will be free healthy snacks and plenty of art supplies! No experience necessary.

12:30 to 2:30 ~*~ PATCH DESIGN WORKSHOP ~*~

Description: Its about time the CFC come out with some fresh patches to beautify backpacks and jean vests around campus throughout the academic year !!! We will spend an hour and a half together designing a series of 4 patches related to the food movement! Whats most important to us in fighting for food justice? Which images can we use to convey our messages?

2:30 to 3:00 ~*~ OFFICIAL SNACK TIME ~*~

Sure, snacks will be snacked all day, but this is our time to munch out together and have some chats!

3:00 to 5:00 ~*~ BANNER MAKING WORKSHOP ~*~

Description: Banners are a great visual tool that help attract students and community members to events! Using a projector, we will trace the Concordia Food Coalitions logo onto a piece of cloth which will be used as our offical table cloth at outreach and community events. We will use the same technique to create a banner we will use at Bite ME!



Le jardinage vertical – Comment construire un mur végétal


Wednesday, July 19 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Fab Lab du PEC – 1691 Boulevard Pie-IX

Vous voulez faire un mur végétal, mais vous ne savez pas par où commencer ? Pendant cet atelier vous apprendrez tout ce qu’il faut pour construire votre premier mur vert à l’intérieur ou à l’extérieur. Nous installerons un petit mur végétal au Fab Lab du PEC comme démonstration, alors vous aurez l’occasion de voir toutes les étapes et quelques adaptations qu’il faut pour avoir un beau mur vivant. Comme tous nos ateliers celui-ci est pratique et vous aurez l’occasion d’aider pendant l’installation.


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

Thursday, July 20 at 9:30 AM – 4 PM
Université Concordia – Loyola Campus – 7141 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

*Cette formation est pendant deux jours le 20 et le 27 juillet de 9 h 30 à 16 h 00

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.


Rue Fermier: Open house!

Thursday, July 20 at 4 PM – 8 PM
Santropol Roulant – 111 Roy Est

On July 20th, Santropol Roulant will open its doors to the public for it’s annual summer community event, Rue Fermier. Come by the Roulant to take part in the activities and learn more about what we do!

This fun and festive event will feature tours of the Roulant, Urban Agriculture workshops, a big Farmer’s Market with local producers and artisans, a community picnic-style potluck, some cool refreshments, and toe-tapping music. More details to come!

You can also enjoy the recently opened Terrasses Roy, a public space and urban garden project of the Plateau-Mount-Royal borough taking place in Roy street outside of the Roulant.

For more details, please contact Marie-Anne:


Sustainability Crowd Sourced Pitching


Saturday, July 22nd, 11 AM – 4 PM
290 Rue de la Montagne

Welcome to Crowdsourced Pitching! Together, we will structure ideas for solving Montreal’s most pressing environmental issues and develop them into project pitches. These problems will appear in four themes: transportation, food systems, energy efficiency and social habits.

The problems are based on last year’s public consultation on the city’s dependence on fossil fuels ( In the spirit of the consultation, this event engages citizens to actively approach sustainability issues.

The workshop will follow this process:
1. Understand problems
2. Brainstorm solutions
3. Create pitches
4. Feedback from coaches and fellow participants.
5. Debrief and Networking

Tickets are $15, lunch included


Food Coop

18882111_10155138482255250_8248223696277090014_n.jpgMonday, July 24 at 9 PM – 11 PM
Place de la Paix – 1186 boul. St-Laurent

Pour une 12e édition, la SAT et le Quartier des spectacles invitent les cinéphiles de tous genres aux soirées estivales “Cinéma urbain à la belle étoile” présentées à la place de la Paix. Du 12 juin au 24 août à 21h, des fictions, documentaires et courts-métrages y seront projetés gratuitement.

Voir le programme complet de l’été, ici :
Localiser la place de la Paix :


Concordia Farmers Market Block Party Edition

Wednesday, July 26 at 12 PM – 6 PM
FOFA Gallery, Concordia – 1515 Ste-Catherine Street Ouest, EV 1-715

On Wednesday July 26th from 12 to 6 we’ll be celebrating the summer on the FOFA Terrace with a block party and you’re invited!

Come enjoy many things delicious and stay a while! We will be playing with side walk chalk, painting a banner, and enjoying special performances by local musicians (to be announced, please pass the hat and support local music)! Tables will be set up for folks to sit and enjoy conversations!

Interested in selling fresh local produce at a Market that supports farmers, artists, and artisans by offering a free table to vendors? Don’t hesitate to get in touch, a few spaces are still available for this special event + more dates are available at both locations throughout the summer!!

Interested in volunteering? Shoot us a message and we’ll let you know how you can get involved with the CFM!


Plantes médicinales du Québec: Les cultiver et les utiliser


Thursday, July 27 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Campus MIL – Université de Montréal
6700 avenue Durocher

Une visite au site du futur campus des sciences #1 au Canada, ça vous dit? La Coop Bioma nous garde encore des secrets avec son fameux jardin de plantes médicinales. Venez apprendre comment les cultiver, les utiliser, tout en dégustant une tisane d’herbes médicinales!



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Tuesday, August 8th, 3-5pm
Parc Molson (Beaubien+Iberville)

Join us to celebrate the culmination of another exciting year! This is the official launch of the SensoriuM Season 4 catalogue. In this full colour publication, you will find documentation and urban activities inspired by this season’s events, including foraging tours, games that uncover Montreal’s history through its edible plants, and re-enactments of art-historical food performances. Copies will be available in the park and online.

Each person is asked to bring 3 servings of a food item that is important to them. This does not have to be anything fancy or substantial. It could be a snack or an appetizer or an “amuse-bouche”. It can be something that reminds you of home, something that you eat on a daily basis, an item that reminds you of childhood, or a food for a special occasion, etc. You are asked to package these 3 servings in a way that conceals what is inside (pack all 3 pieces together).

Other than that, just bring whatever you think you might want for 2 hours in the park: sunscreen, hat, blanket, chair, wine, water, guitar, tambourine, smiles.

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Identification de plantes médicinales dans les ruelle 2

14925453_10157690142875261_2960909190558232636_nFriday, August 18 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Académie Herboliste Inc – 6657 Rue Saint-Hubert

Une ballade dans les ruelles de Montréal! Partons à l’aventure….Vous pourrez observer lors de cette petite expédition, toute la belle fertilité de cette île où nous habitons.
Découvrez les plantes médicinales se trouvant en ville, sur les chemins, et qui passent souvent inaperçues. Tout un monde fascinant de plantes aidantes, ayant chacune des propriétés particulières. Il y en a plusieurs, toutes intéressantes et souvent discrètes…



Project ECOSPHERE Environmental and Green housing fairs


Saturday, August 19th – Sunday, August 20th

More than 150 exhibitors and 30 speakers. The animations, conferences and shows will be held in a big tent in case of rain. Big news, 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


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
Questions or comments? Contact us at
To register:

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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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Our mission is to provide a welcoming, organic green space that fosters community by providing experiential learning opportunities within a year-round growing environment.