Community Events

CUCCR Spring 2018 Reclaim-a-thon


Apr 17 at 5 PM to May 1 at 5 PM

Concordia University’s Centre for Creative Reuse – CUCCR
H013-7 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O

Concordia University’s Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR) invites the Concordia community to reclaim!

Have materials been collecting in your office drawer, department space or studio this past semester? Not sure what to with them? CUCCR might be just the place to give them a new life! Twice a year, the Centre sets out to recuperate gently used materials in order to divert them from Concordia’s waste stream and prevent new purchasing for its members.

We are calling on all willing and able Concordians to start their own Reclaimer Bin. We encourage you to make your own by reusing an old recycling bin, cardboard box or finding another creative solution.

What do I do when my bin is full? You have 2 options:

1. Email us directly at
2. Drop off your bin April 17, 18, 19 or April 24,25,26
or May 2nd, between 1 & 5 pm

Visit to print our your very own Reclaimer Bin poster and get inspired!


April 20th, 2018 between 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Dawson College

This event will be held with an early-bird entry fee of 5$ for students and 8$ for regular. At the door, tickets will cost $10 for students, and $15 for regular. All proceeds will go to the Montreal branch of Sustainable Youth Canada, a non-profit organisation that supports student-lead projects in the environmental field. If you cannot afford these prices, we would be willing to subsidize your ticket/s in order to make the event accessible for all people.

We will showcase our research and results at GreenxTalks. Additionally, there will be catering, two speakers, an art piece and far more thought provoking activities in order to encourage a conversation about sustainability on college campuses.

Student-led environmental action has proven to be an essential part of the implementation of sustainable campus initiatives. We hope to serve as a platform for a thoughtful discussion about the opportunities sustainability holds in regards to future careers and individual action.

We would love to have different groups of students and professionals in the environmental field attend. Collaboration is essential to make substantial change. As such, we would love to see you attending our event. We would be happy to reserve a table or a booth for your organisation, each table can seat between 6 to 8 people, or potentially a VIP seat for your representatives. Booths can be set outside of the reserved space, and would be a good opportunity to network with other young, like-minded individuals.

Click the following link for more information about the event:

For early registration:

Click the following link for more information about Sustainable Youth Canada:


Sustainable Concordia AGM!AGM

Tuesday, April 17 at 5 PM – 8 PM
Hall Building 7th Floor – CSU Large Lounge

Spring means construction in Montreal, and at SC!
For us, it’s about building a solid plan for the upcoming year, starting at our annual general meeting! So put your hard hats on and join the fun! 🛠️

We invite everyone from the community to come celebrate alongside us as we showcase what we’ve been up to this year, elect a new Board of Directors, and approve our next budget! There will be food and games!

Cultivation Day!


Saturday, April 21 at 10 AM – 7 PM
Grand Potager – 7000 boul. LaSalle, Verdun

Do you dream of a luscious urban garden?
Join a variety of local plant workshop facilitators for a full day of empowering workshops, or just go to a few!

All workshops will be held in the beautiful Verdun Greenhouse!

10am – 11:30am – Start Your Seedlings! /with Vivarium
11 – 1:30pm – Vegetable Gardening /with Urban Seedling / Semis Urbain
12-2pm – Design Your Ultimate Balcony Garden /with Urban Homestead Montreal/ Concordia Greenhouse
2:30 – 4:30pm – Ecological Garden Fertilization /with Neumark Design
5 – 7pm – Plant Propagation 101 /with Neumark Design

ALL DAY – Seedling and Edible Plant Sale from Neumark Design

All workshops are $10.00 each. All events will be held in English.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.
10-11:30am: Start Your Seeds!
12 -2pm: Balcony Gardening
We hope to inspire with this two-hour jam packed presentation on optimizing your balcony garden in Montreal.
2:30 – 4:30pm: Ecological Garden Fertilization
Our experienced facilitator will give an overview of ecological fertilizer options, including how to make your own compost and manage your composter, and making compost teas and plant based fertilizers.
5 – 7pm: Plant Propagation
Learn about the various techniques to propagate all different types of plants.

Journée de la terre aux Serres


Sunday, April 22 at 10 AM – 3 PM

Le Grand Potager, 7000 boul. LaSalle, Verdun

Venez découvrir les Serres de Verdun en famille. Apprendre à prendre soins de la terre avec des activités pour enfants et adultes de toutes ages. Les membres de Grand Potager animerons des activités amusantes et éducatives pour célébrer la journée de la terre!


Local Superfoods Workshop & Tasting


Tuesday, April 24th at 5-7 PM

The Concordia Greenhouse, 13th floor, 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve

This workshop will be about the local superfoods that grows in different parts of the province. Join me to discover the true food gems that grow, practically unnoticed, on our territories for as long as we can remember. Cloudberry, lingonberry, paw paw, purslane, seaweed and sea parsley are a few examples of the ingredient we will talk about during this two hours demo. Not only will you discover new local products, we will also give you tips and ideas on how to cook them and where to buy your favorites.
For people with allergies (seaweed, gluten or others), you can definitely subscribe to the event just simply inform us!
PRICE: $20, including Free beverage + tasting of the products + access to a pdf document that summarizes the information given during the 2h workshop

Grow Your Own Shiitake Mushrooms!


Wednesday, April 25th at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Concordia Greenhouse, 13th floor, 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve

More and more people are discovering the enjoyment of growing your own shiitake mushrooms at home, on balconies, in gardens or really anywhere plants don’t get enough light! Caring for, fruiting, and cooking shiitakes is really so much fun for all ages. So come and learn a ton, have some fun, and leave with…..your own shiitake log!!

I will be sharing all I have learned in my 10 years growing shiitake logs outdoors. Though it is a lot less time consuming to grow shiitakes than gardening with plants, to succeed with giant harvests of fresh plump mushrooms requires some deep knowledge that only comes from years of experience. In this workshop I will share with you all the key concepts and lots of tips and tricks to avoid years of frustration. 

Shiitake log included. 

Price: $49 plus taxes



Grow Your own Berries!


Friday, April 27 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Concordia Greenhouse
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 13th floor

One the best things in the world is to plop a handful of berries in your mouth that you just harvested from your own bush.
Come and learn how to grow a large selection of berries and small fruit shrubs in your garden and around your property.
We will also talk about which are best for growing in containers, on your balcony, and for small spaces.

We will be looking at how to grow:

Saskatoon berries
Currants, black currants,
Gooseberries and jostaberries
Kiwi and grape vines
Sea berries
Cranberries and lingonberries
Goji berries

We will have a large selection of berry bushes produced in our nursery available for sale before (5:30-6:00) and after the workshop (9:00-9:30) also available to the general public.

General admission $20 plus tax and fees
Student admission $15 plus tax and fees

Register here:

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Mushroom Cultivation – Full Day Course

Saturday, April 28 at 10:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Grand Potager – 7000 boul. LaSalle, Verdun

We are offering a full day mushroom cultivation course this April!

More and more people are discovering the enjoyment of growing mushrooms at home, on balconies, in gardens or really anywhere plants don’t get enough light!

Caring for, fruiting, and cooking mushrooms can really be so much fun for all ages. We will be learning about three different low-tech outdoor/indoor techniques for growing your own mushrooms. So come and learn a ton, have some fun, and leave with your own shiitake log and oyster bag grow kit.

*5 hours of instruction covering the cultivation techniques of four popular mushroom species.

*Demonstration of 3 different low-tech techniques:
-Oysters on straw
-Shiitakes on logs
-Wine cap stropharia and elm oyster on wood chips in an outdoor garden

*2 Take-homes:
-A shiitake log you will inoculate during the workshop
-A pre-prepared oyster mushroom grow bag

*Access to our online mushroom growing guide

*Tasty samples of mushrooms you will be growing!

We will also have wine-cap stropharia and elm oyster spawn available to purchase for you to use at home.

10:30-4:15pm (45 lunch break. Bring a bag lunch; few rests around)

Regular admission $85 plus tax and fees
Student admission $75 plus tax and fees
Register here:

Atelier Jardinage Écologique


Monday, April 30 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Ateliers d’Éducation Populaire du Plateau / AEPP, 4273, rue Drolet

Being able to grow your own food is not only a useful skill, it’s empowering! Everyone has the right to fresh, local, and nutrient-dense food. This workshop explored the ins and outs of managing your own garden. We will cover the basics of designing and implementing a small scale urban garden; from your backyard to your balcony, you can grow food almost anywhere!

Topics to be explored include:
–  Companion plants
–  Sun-loving versus shade tolerant plants
–  Compost
–  Ground covers
–  Water management
–  Garden Maintenance

PRICE: $15


Grow Your Own Soothing Garden

May 2nd, 7:30pm – 9:00pm,
Coop La Maison Verte (5785 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest)

Most people love a relaxing cup of tea after a hard day…now imagine how much lovelier that tea would be home grown and freshly picked for the occasion!

This workshop focuses on a handful of easy-to-grow and local to Quebec herbal plants. Using our chosen calming herbs – Milky Oats, Lemon Balm, Catnip, Holy Basil, and Chamomile – that are suitable for a 5 acre plot or just a tiny window with a slither of sunlight.

All those who desire GET A MEDICINAL SEEDLING (with a choice out of 3) to take home to begin their own herbal adventures and a HERBAL ZINE.

Price: 20$ prior, 25$ at the door.

DIY Sustainable Cleaning

May 16th, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Coop La Maison Verte (5785 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest)

The home can be a site for more harmful chemical and toxicant exposure than we often realize. Cleaning products contain a host of ingredients that affect both our bodies and the environment. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make a range of DIY sustainable and affordable alternatives for house cleaning.

Tickets: 16$ There are a couple spots reserved for low income folks who can PWYC.

Participants will get a zine with recipes and take home an eco cleaning product made during the workshop.Workshop will be in English with French translation available.This event takes place on Tio’tia:ke (a.k.a Montreal), unceded Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) territory.For questions and RSVPS:



Marché de mai

marche de mai

Saturday, May 19 at 10 AM – 5 PM
1025 Rue Bélanger

Venez acheter vos semis (+ de 5000 SEMIS & PLANTES cultivés à localement par nos ami-es à la City Farm School et par Neumark Design) et tout ce qu’il vous faut pour votre jardin écolo.

FREE ENTRANCE – Welcome to the whole family, we’ll be there, rain or shine!

City Farm School, Neumark Design & more to be confirmed soon

Inscription à l’avance requise. Programmation à venir sous peu


The Great Transition 

Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, May 20 at 4 PM – 6 PM
UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal), 405, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
The Great Transition is a 4-day international conference that aims to bring together a thousand participants to discuss critiques of capitalism, strategies for overcoming it, and models of alternative economic organization.
The Great Transition will combine two annual events: the North American edition of Historical Materialism and the Summer School of the Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme. Historical Materialism is an annual conference that brings together more than 300 international academics each year, while the Summer School of the Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme offers a variety of critical courses accessible to the general public and reaches a few hundred people annually. The Great Transition will therefore offer a bilingual program in two parts. One of which will be addressed to the general public, and the other which will consist of more in-depth workshops.

PRICE: $20 – $50






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