Coming up at the Greenhouse!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

If you`ve ever enjoyed the greenhouse, or have wanted to volunteer to learn more, and help out NOW IS THE TIME! For the next two weeks, we have a lot of fun and interesting volunteer tasks, so please contact us at concordiagreenhouse@gmail.com or just come by during our opening hours for volunteering options!

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Check out the new youtube channel we made for all our sweet videos!

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UPCOMING EVENTS!

Seed Bomb Workshop
Monday, March 11th, 12pm – 2pm
Learn how to make your own seed bombs? Equipped with everything needed to start a plant, form these clay balls in easily tossed seed machines. Great for abandoned lots and anywhere with a little soil and light really!

Volunteer Training Sessions
Monday, March 11th, 3:30pm, Tuesday, March 12th, 11am and 2pm and Monday, March 18th at 1:0pm
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Ever wanted to volunteer for the greenhouse? Now is this time! Come by one of our volunteer training sessions MONDAY, March 11th 3:30, TUESDAY, March 12th at 11am or 2pm, and MONDAY the 18th at 1:30. Even if you can`t make those times, please stop by this week and speak with our collective members about fun and interesting ways you can help out!

POSTERING volunteer event
Monday, March 11th, 8:30pm                                                                                            Join us to put posters up to let everyone know what we`re bringing to the university! Meet us in the Greenhouse and we’ll break out into groups to poster the school!

Aquaponics Information Session
Monday, March 11th at 6pm
Aquaponics is the loving marriage between aquaculture, or fish farming, and hydroponics, growing plants in nutrient-rich water. Traditionally, these techniques require highly controlled and/or near-sterile environments. However, an aquaponics system is designed to be more like an ecosystem by including many forms of life, and yields both vegetables and animal protein. In simplest terms, the system is designed to encourage a mutualistic relationship between fish and plants, where fish waste is fertilizer, and plants are water purifiers. The Concordia Greenhouse has hosted such a unique system since 2010, and in response to the fantastic expression of interest from the community we are hosting another
information session on the subject
Also, this is a great opportunity to network and potentially collaborate with others interested in the subject. For more details on our project please see
http://concordiagreenhouseproject.wordpress.com/projects/aquaponics/.
Please RSVP to concordiagreenhouseaquaponics@gmail.com to attend, and include your level of french comprehension please.

Tabling on the Mezzanine
Monday, March 11th, 1pm – 3pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 10am – 3pm
Ever wanted to know more about the greenhouse up on the 13th floor, but at the convenience of the mezzanine level? Well, stop by for lots of info and free samples! We`ll be here two days where you can learn all about our projects and resources.

Seed Starting Workshop
Tuesday, March 19th, 1pm
Learn how to start your own seeds this spring! It`s so easy with the right information. Free.

Micro-Greens Info and Volunteer Sessions
Thursday, March 14th and March 21st, 3pm – 5pm
In the greenhouse we grow our own local edibles! Come to these unique micro-greens info session where you can see how a greenhouse works, learn about best practices for home grown sprouts, PLUS those interested in volunteering will have the opportunity for hands-on practice!

Atrium Info and Volunteer Sessions
Friday, March 15th and Friday March 22nd, 1pm – 3pm
Our beautiful social space, The Tea Atrium, is a soothing oasis of fresh air, green plants of all sorts, as well as lots of locally grown edibles. Learn about our variety of demonstration beds, housing everything from tea to cacti to strawberries! Participants will have the option to help out with our weekly tasks to learn more about how our space functions. Plus, grab a free cup of tea grown right in the atrium!

Tours of the Concordia Greenhouse
Daily from March 11th – March 22nd, 3:30pm
Ever wanted to know about what projects we`re working on in the greenhouse? Come check out our Microgreens operations, Aquaponics room, Tea Atrium, Green lending libary and so much more!

Crafternoon – Eco-Fibers Workshop
Monday, March 18th, 2pm – 4pm
This workshop will explore patching techniques as a way to individualise, reclaim and reduce the environmental impact of fashion and fibres.
Bring your own garment!
This workshop is offered by la Fabrique éthique de Montréal, a social entreprise that aims to reduce overconsumption of fashion by reviving traditional skills and by promoting the production of eco apparel and accessories in Montreal.

Screening in the Greenhouse!
Thursday the 14th, Movie starts at 6pm
We are presenting Food Inc., “An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.” Movie is 1.5 hours.
Trailer :   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKYyD14d_0
Free admission! Free popcorn, hot chocolate and tea!

EQUINOX Concert!

Thursday, March 21st from 7-11pm                                                                              What better way to celebrate the glory and uniqueness of the Concordia Greenhouse than by lighting candles and listening to music under the evening sky, surrounded by plants and good people? This semester the atrium team is throwing a pay-what-you-can, no-one turned away concert to raise a few bucks for the tea atrium space and its garden. We’d love to see you for merriment Thursday, March 21st from 7-11pm, with a wonderful line-up of musicians that will be playing from 8-10pm. Check out the descriptions of our guests, and hope to see you there.
Tanya Semple, AKA Elder Sister Plum:
http://www.soundcloud.com/elder-sister-plum
Kate and Filip:
http://killbot.bandcamp.com/ (this is Kate)
Michael Freeman:
http://www.reverbnation.com/18wheelerfreeman

MEGA Seedling Sale
May, exact date TBA
Hey growers!
It`s almost time to get your summer seedlings. Stay tuned for an amazing heirloom plant list which will be posted on our blog next week!

What`s new at the Greenhouse

Hey folks!

Great news! We obtained enough signatures for our petition! I just wanted to say thank-you to everyone for all of the amazing support.  I am still feeling pretty overwhelmed and truly moved by all of your efforts to help the greenhouse.  By the end of the day today we had collected 971 signatures!  Well more than we needed, and because of this we were approved by the CSU council to run for a fee levy later in March. Thank-you all so much.  This would not have happened without your help.

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Greenhouse Shop: Stop by for a few remaining houseplants (Mother of Thousands, spider plants and Cuban Oregano as well as Books and Zines on all sorts of permaculture subjects! PLUS! Check out our new mini greenhouse zine guide.

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UPCOMING EVENTS!

Screening: The Real Dirt on Farmer JohnImage
Thursday, March 7th, 5:45pm.
Concordia Greenhouse Tea Atrium
It is “The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. Castigated as a pariah in his community, Farmer John bravely transforms his farm a midst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and arson. He succeeds in creating a bastion of free expression and a revolutionary form of agriculture in rural America.”
Sunset and snacks at 5h50pm
Movie starts at 6h pm.
The movie is 83 minutes long.
Same 2 to 5$ donations appreciated.

Magic Time CrafternoonThursday, March 7th, 1pm – 5pm                                                                                                      

The Tea Atrium                                                                                                                                  This Crafternoon, come learn or hone your embroidery skills to make artful and striking patches. Useful for expressing anything from your love of bikes to your hatred for tar sands, only prettier.

Zine Tea Party!

Hey readers!

We`re going to be hosting our first ever public Zine Tea Party tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. It`s going to be at the Concordia University Greenhouse, which is at1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd, on the 13th floor. Just take the elevator up to the 12th floor, then follow the Greenhouse signs around the corner to head up the stairwell.

The greenhouse is like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

So what are zines?

Zines are most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original and/or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. The zine community in Montreal is diverse and creative. Come and check out some indy press!

For this event, I`ve organized a variety of activities for your enjoyment. We will be featuring:

* Introduction on what zines are and how to make your own

(1:30pm-3pm)

*Zine Creation Station

Learn how it comes together, and make a page for our greenhouse zine!

* Radical Montreal Distro

* The Greenhouse Library

* Gardening and beyond Book Sale 

* Launch of greenhouse mini info-zine

* Readings from amazing local zinesters!

~Sheena Swirlz – Call Me Carla and Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine

www.radicalmontreal.com

~Kate Lavut – Chico

http://www.thekatelavut.com/

~Annie-Claude – Femme Toxic

http://www.femmetoxic.com/

* 3 Types of Organic herbal tea will be served by PWYC donations

Bring your zine to show and read from, or to donate a copy to our zine library, especially on local issues, health, gardening and DIY!

Coming up at the Greenhouse!

Hello!

We have some great events coming up this week, especially our first ever Zine Tea Party! We just added a Book and Zine Sale, some come by, check our titles and support the organization! See details below.

Just to let you know that the volunteer sessions for the four seasons microgreens project will be cancelled for the next 2 weeks (i.e. they will resume as of Thursday March 14th. )

And don`t forget to sign our petition to become a student-fee levy group this week!

NEWS

Vert Ta Ville!
Vert ta Ville aims to build a network of urban agriculture organizations on the Montreal Island through skill sharing and resource trading. This spring, Vert ta Ville succeeded in producing over 8000 seedlings in Concordia’s roof-top greenhouse and is supplying more than 40 gardens throughout the city.  In return, these organizations have helped develop Eggplant Seedling for Seedling SaleConcordia’s first urban garden at the University’s downtown campus.  Each week, an expert from the field gives a workshop on urban gardening while volunteers, students, community members deepen their knowledge through caring for the seedlings and building the gardens.
We are now taking seedling orders for community organizations and large personal orders (minimum 100 plants.)
There is no better way to get your seedlings, than those produced naturally and locally in the Concordia Greenhouse this spring! We have many varieties to choose from!
Plus stayed tuned for our mega seedling sale in May! Contact us at ConcordiaGreenhouse@gmail.com for ordering information.

GREENHOUSE EVENTS

Help Save the Greenhouse!
The Greenhouse is applying to run for an undergraduate fee levy, a process whereby student groups on campus request a number of cents per credit that would go towards the project annually. With the goal of maintaining existing projects, expanding, and keeping the space accessible to students as a study space and volunteer opportunity, the Greenhouse requires 750 undergraduate signatures in order to put forward a fee levy proposal for vote by undergrads in March’s CSU elections!
Your Help is Needed!
Join us on Thursday at 12pm for a quick meeting in the greenhouse.  We are looking for volunteers to come petition!
Petitions will be available to sign at the Greenhouse (13th floor hall building) and Sustainable Concordia (2090 Mackay, 2nd floor), The People`s Potato and more!
Petitioning will continue as long as volunteers are available! Or if you have additional inquiries feel free to email d1kiel@gmail.com.

Bi-Weekly Reading Group – It’s Back!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:00-6:30
The Tea AtriumGH reading group
It’s our pleasure to announce the return of the Concordia Greenhouse Reading Group!  Swing by every second Wednesday evening, beginning on February 27.  Sip tea and chill out with some like-minded people while discussing readings on food sovereignty, urban agriculture, food politics, environmental design and more.   Suggestions on topics of interest welcome! Subscribe to receive our readings:concordiagreenhousereads@gmail.com

Zine Tea Party
Thursday, February 28th, 1pm – 5pm
The Tea Atrium
Join us for a zine tea party in the greenhouse!!
Zines are most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original and/or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. The zine community in Montreal is diverse and creative. Come and check out some indy press!
Featuring:
* Introduction on what zines are and how to make your own
(1pm-2pm)
* Radical Montreal Distro
* The Greenhouse Zine Library
* Readings from amazing local zinesters!534316_10151765906005366_1843079287_n
~Sheena Swirlz – Call Me Carla and Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine
www.radicalmontreal.com
~Kate Lavut – Chico
http://www.thekatelavut.com/
~Annie-Claude – Femme Toxic
http://www.femmetoxic.com/
* Launch of greenhouse mini info-zine
* 3 Types of Organic herbal tea
Bring your zine to show and read from, or to donate a copy to our zine library, especially on local issues, health, gardening and DIY!

Aquaponics Information Session
Monday, March 11th, 6pm
Aquaponics room – RSVP only
Aquaponics is the loving marriage between aquaculture, or fish farming, and hydroponics, growing plants in nutrient-rich water. Traditionally, these techniques require highly controlled and/or near-sterile environments. However, an aquaponics system is designed to be more like an ecosystem by including many forms of life, and yields both vegetables and animal protein. In simplest terms, the system is designed to encourage a mutualistic relationship between fish and plants, where fish waste is fertilizer, and plants aAquaponicsre water purifiers. The Concordia Greenhouse has hosted such a unique system since 2010, and in response to the fantastic expression of interest from the community we are hosting another information session on the subject Monday, March 11th at 6pm. We’ll go over the basic concepts of aquaponics, touching a bit on the biology and water chemistry involved. We’ll also review some major milestones and learnings from our own experience over the past 3 years.
Also, this is a great opportunity to network and potentially collaborate with others interested in the subject. For more details on our project please see http://concordiagreenhouseproject.wordpress.com/projects/aquaponics/.
Please RSVP to concordiagreenhouseaquaponics@gmail.com to attend, and include your level of french comprehension please.

Coming Up at the Greenhouse!

Hey there!
We will be closed all week for reading week (Feb 18th-22nd), except for our Eco-Fibers workshop on Natural Dyes: Dealing with Stains on Thursday afternoon! Stop by our table at Cinema Politica`s screening of Voices in Transition tonight to learn about our upcoming projects and events.

Help Save the Greenhouse!
The Greenhouse is applying to run for an undergraduate Fee-Levy. Here’s why: this community space lacks a stable income, the financial situation is precarious and most functions are maintained by volunteers. With the desire to maintain existing projects and expand, the Greenhouse requires 750 undergraduate signatures to apply for a Fee-Levy question in march’s student elections!

Your Help is Needed!
The Greenhouse is in dire straits and requires 750 undergraduate signatures for march’s student elections! Petitions will be available to sign at the Greenhouse (13th floor hall building) and Sustainable Concordia (2090 Mackay, 2nd floor).

FIND PETITIONS at: The People`s Potato, Cinema Politica, The Hive, Burritoville, Cafe X, Kafein, Frigo Vert, Loyola College, QPIRG, Sustainable Concordia, The 2110 Center for Gender Advocacy, The Concordia Co-op bookstore, CSU, JSG, The Grad House and of course the Greenhouse itself!

Petitioning will continue as long as volunteers are available! Or if you have additional inquiries feel free to email d1kiel@gmail.com.

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The Colors in my Closet
Thursday, February 21, 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Concordia University Greenhouse, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd
This workshop will discuss and explore different eco friendly printing techniques as a way to reduce the environmental impact of fashion and textiles. Bring your own garment!
This workshop is offered by la Fabrique éthique de Montréal, a social entreprise that aims to reduce overconsumption of fashion by reviving traditional skills and by promoting the production of eco apparel and accessories in Montreal.

Bi-Weekly Reading Group – It’s Back!
February 27, 2013 4:00-6:30

GH reading groupThe Tea Atrium                                                                      It’s our pleasure to announce the return of the Concordia Greenhouse Reading Group! Swing by every second Wednesday evening, beginning on February 27. Sip tea and chill out with some like-minded people while discussing readings on food sovereignty, urban agriculture, food politics, environmental design and more. Suggestions on topics of interest welcome! Subscribe to receive our readings:concordiagreenhousereads@gmail.com

VOICES OF TRANSITION – Canadian premiere                 Monday, February 18th, 7:00pm until 10:00pm                                                                         Concordia University, Room H110                                Join Cinema Politica Concordia on Monday February 18th for the screening of VOICES OF TRANSITION, an original documentary on responses by eco-minded farmers and communities to food insecurity in a time of climate change and peak oil. The film takes us on a cinematic tour of France, England and Cuba where various communities are trying to move toward local resilience. The event is in collaboration with Sustainable Concordia and Concordia Greenhouse! Entrance is by donation. cinemapolitica.org/concordia

Hey readers! I`m going to be hosting my first ever public Zine Tea Party tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. It`s going to be at the Concordia University Greenhouse, which is at1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd, on the 13th floor. Just take the elevator up to the 12th floor, then follow the Greenhouse signs around the corner to head up the stairwell.

The greenhouse is like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

So what are zines?

Zines are most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original and/or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. The zine community in Montreal is diverse and creative. Come and check out some indy press!

For this event, I`ve organized a variety of activities for your enjoyment. We will be featuring:

* Introduction on what zines are and how to make your own

(1:30pm-3pm)

*Zine Creation Station

Learn how it comes together, and make a page for our greenhouse zine!

* Radical Montreal Distro

* TheGreenhouse Library

* Gardening and beyond Book Sale 

* Launch of greenhouse mini info-zine

* Readings from amazing local zinesters!

~Sheena Swirlz – Call Me Carla and Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine

www.radicalmontreal.com

~Kate Lavut – Chico

http://www.thekatelavut.com/

~Annie-Claude – Femme Toxic

http://www.femmetoxic.com/

* 3 Types of Organic herbal tea will be served by PWYC donations

Bring your zine to show and read from, or to donate a copy to our zine library, especially on local issues, health, gardening and DIY!

Events coming up in the Greenhouse!

Hey folks!

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Help Save the Greenhouse! Volunteers Needed!
The Greenhouse is in dire straits and requires 750 undergraduate signatures for march’s student elections! Meeting this Thursday, February the 14th at 11:30 in the Greenhouse, we will be giving a short introduction about the petition, and then rounding up to be signers! Petitioning will continue as long as volunteers are available! Or if you have additional inquiries feel free to email d1kiel@gmail.com.

House Plant Sale – Valentines Edition
Monday February 11th and Tuesday February 12thImage
11am – 6pm or until supplies last.veg
Main Hallway
Give your valentine a gift that keeps on growing.  Abandon the cut flower industry this year, and support your local community greenhouse. Plants cost from $3-$10, and are varieties selected for indoor growing. What better way is there to say happy valentines day, than filling your home (and friends homes) with little green friends?!
Please bring boxes and/or bags for carrying your plants home.

Sustainabili-TEA: Urban Agriculture at Concordia
Tuesday, February 12th, 5 – 7pm
The Library
A discussion of urban agriculture in the downtown area surrounding the university. Hosted by Marcus Lobb, Co-coordinator of the City Farm School, and Joanna McConnel, Four season Growing Project Coordinator and Greenhouse collective member.
Locally grown tea will be served, and a short film will be screened after the discussion.
Free

Allowing Yourself to Grow: Promoting Self-Compassion to Prevent Burnout
February 12, 2013 2:30-4:00
The Tea Atrium
What does it take for a plant to grow?  Just like plants, we need nourishment and love in order to grow and be happy. In this workshop, we will work through embracing self-compassion which has been shown to be a valuable coping resource when people are struggling with difficult situations in their lives.  Being in a Imagecompetitive and achievement-driven environment as students, the concept of adopting a kind, accepting and non-judgemental attitude toward ourselves is often undermined. Reduce and prevent burnout by supporting yourself rather than judging yourself, while meditationworking to attain the goals you want to achieve! Due to the location of the workshop, space is limited so we ask students to honor their booking or cancel in advance so other students may benefit from the workshop.This is an event open to students at concordia but you do have to register :
http://cdev.concordia.ca/workshops-and-events/ FREE

Tea Atrium Events Team Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 13th at 3:30.
There is a vision for the atrium events team for this semester: events and activities around springtime wild edibles! This upcoming spring we hope to hit up our local sourplanning for all of this greatness.ces of delicious and nutritious wild foods that found in Imageand around Montreal, so events will center around harvesting, processing and Eating such delights. If this interests you we’re having our next planning meeting Wednesday, January 30th at 3:30pm to continue
Please contact Stefanie at concordiagreenhouseatrium@gmail.com if your interest has been peaked, and especially if you cannot make the meeting.

Valentine’s Day Crafternoon in the Greenhouse!
Thursday, February 14, 1:00pm until 5:00pm
Tea Atrium
MAGIC TIME from 1 to 5 every Thursday, the Concordia Greenhouse tea atrium is where you want to spend your Crafternoon! But why is the Time so Magical, you might ask? Maybe because we refuse to see time, talent and limited resources as obstacles to creative thinking. The time has been set aside,the tea has been brewed, the materials are all offered to you, and the knowledge is there for the taking. Hooray for craftyness! We’ve got TWO craftivities for your Valentine’s delight. And all for free!Image

UNO: Snail Mail Art
With Nina, Magic Time host
Collage, drawing, (visual) poetry, and awesome stamps. We bring mail art back to its former, pre-internet glory in the form of post-cardage.
Make cards for friends, family, lovers and strangers!

DOS: Upcycled Bike Tube Floggers
With Sheena the Magnificent of http://www.radicalmontreal.com
Ever wondered what old bike inner tubes could be good for?
Yeah. Sexy toys. Come join in on this amazing upcycling workshop with all materials provided!
And join us every Thursday for ART-rium fun 1pm – 5pm!

Upcoming at the Greenhouse

Magic Time Crafternoon: Part 1: Stamp Making
Thursday, February 7th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm                                                                The Tea Atrium203586_446334892106675_1522934046_n
This week we’ll be making stamps from string and/or hot glue guns!
As per usual I will be providing all of the materials, but we STRONGLY SUGGEST that you bring an image you want to turn into a stamp. Will come in handy for the following **crafternoon experience**, but also for everyday life!                                                                                                                                                                       FREE

City Farm School 2013 Launch and Small Scale Intensive Farming Panel Discussion
February 7th – 6pm – 8pmCFS Launch_noRoom
Concordia University EV building (1515 St. Catherine W.) – Room 1.615
We will present the details for the 2013 CFS curriculm (registration now open), as well as host our friends in a discussion on their farming operations, how and why they have chosen to work at the small scale intensive model.
Panelists
– Curtis Stone – Owner and operator of Green City Acres urban, pedal powered farm in Kelowna BC  http://www.greencityacres.com/
– Sam Oslund –  Farmer for Santropol Rolants Peri-urban farm, Senneville, Quebec  http://santropolroulant.org/site/what-we-do/urban-agriculture/our-gardens/
– Jean Martin Fortier – Owner and operator of La Grelinette, St.Armand, Quebec  http://lagrelinette.com/
More info: https://concordialoyolacityfarm.wordpress.com/cfs-launch-2013-event/
FREE

Full Day – SPIN Farming Workshop  with Curtis Stone
Saturday February 9th – 10am to 5pm
Concordia University MB Building (1450 Guy) Room S2.285
Learn how the SPIN-Farming system, which is now being practiced by a growing corps of farmers across Canada and the U.S., can be used to create a high-income producing farm or improve your current operation. SPIN is the ?rst organic-based production system for land bases under an acre in size, and it can be implemented by aspiring and practicing backyard, front lawn and neighborhood lot farmers everywhere. All you need is to equip yourself with the right gear and a radically new understanding of what it means to be a farmer.   What You’ll Learn:
Introduction:
*Green City Acres (Curtis’ operation) * Intro to SPIN * Basic Ideas * Land Base * Basic Investments * High Road/Low Road Concepts * Work Flow * Work Rate
Production:
* Bed and Plot Preparation * Types of Beds * Planting * Harvesting * Work Station * Soil Issues/Fertility * Pest Control * Season Extension * Irrigation
Marketing:
* Marketing Channels * Pricing * Farmers Markets * Marketing Weeks * Self Promotion
More info: http://concordialoyolacityfarm.wordpress.com/spin-farming-workshop/   Cost: $50, or $40 current and former CFS students
RSVP to concordiagreenhouse@gmail.com

House Plant Sale – Valentines Edition

Monday February 11th and Tuesday February 12th 11am – 6pm or until supplies last.                                                                                                                    vegGreenhouse Hallway
Give your valentine a gift that keeps on growing.  Abandon the cut flower industry this year, and support your local community greenhouse.
What better way is there to say happy valentines day, than filling your home (and friends homes) with little green friends?! Please bring boxes and/or bags for carrying your plants home. Plants cost from $3-$10, and are varieties selected for indoor growing.

Allowing Yourself to Grow: Promoting Self-Compassion to Prevent Burnout
February 12, 2:30-4:00                                                                                                       The Tea Atrium
What does it take for a plant to grow?  Just like plants, we need nourishment and love in order to grow and be happy. In this workshop, we will work through embracing self-compassion which has been shown to be a valuable coping resource when people are struggling with difficult situations in their lives.  Being in a competitive and achievement-driven environment as students, the concept of adopting a kind, accepting and non-judgemental attitude toward ourselves is often undermined. Reduce and prevent burnout by supporting yourself rather than judging yourself, while working to attain the goals you want to achieve! Due to the location of the workshop, space is limited so we ask students to honor their booking or cancel in advance so other students may benefit from the workshop.
This is an event open to students at concordia but they do have to register for the workshop through my portal in counseling and development. : http://cdev.concordia.ca/workshops-and-events/                                                                                                                        FREE

Sustainabili-TEA: Urban Agriculture at Concordia
Tuesday, February 12th, 5 – 7pm                                                                                            The Tea Atrium
A discussion of urban agriculture in the downtown area surrounding the university.
Hosted by Marcus Lobb, Co-coordinator of the City Farm School, and Joanna McConnel, Four season Growing Project Coordinator and Greenhouse collective member.
Locally grown tea will be served, and a short film will be screened after the discussion. FREE

Free Part 2: Valentine’s Two For One
Thursday, February 14, 1:00pm until 5:00pm                                                               The Tea Atrium
We’ve got TWO craftivities for your Valentine’s delight. And all for free!
UNO: Snail Mail Art Session
Collage, drawing, (visual) poetry, and those **awesome stamps** you made the week before. We bring mail art back to its former, pre-internet glory in the form of post-cardage.
DOS: Upcycled Flogger Tutorial, with Sheena Swirlz (www.radicalmontreal.com) Ever wondered what old bike inner tubes could be good for? Let`s get sexy in the greenhouse with this DIY workshop. Supplies provided.
FREE

Upcoming Events In the Greenhouse

Crop Planning Workshop Series                                                                         crop_planning
Tuesday, Jan.29th, 6pm-9pm – Establishing Garden Goals
Daniel Brisebois, co-author of “Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers” will be offering this 3 class course on crop planting.
UPCOMING: Tuesdays 6-9pm Feb. 5 – Garden Layout and Feb. 12 – Garden schedules
There are only 20 spaces available, so please register at concordiagreenhouse@gmail.com for this paid course.

The Atrium Events Team goes Thematic!
Wednesday, January 30th, 3:30pm
There is a vision for the atrium events team for this semester: events and activities around springtime wild edibles! This upcoming spring we hope to hit up our local sources of delicious and nutritious wild foods that found in and around Montreal, so events will center around harvesting, processing and Eating such delights. If this interests you we’re having our next planning meeting Wednesday, January 30th at 3:30pm to continue planning for all of this greatness.
Please contact Stefanie at concordiagreenhouseatrium@gmail.com if your interest has been peaked, and especially if you cannot make the meeting.

Greenhouse Suncover-video-home_lset and Screening Night
Thursday, January 31st, 5pm-7pm
We will be showing the documentary called “Home”. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet.
It is composed mostly of beautiful and striking areal shots of the Earth and narrated by Glenn Close.
We will be offering free hot and iced tea, as well as popcorn of different flavors.
We would also like to ask for donations from $2 to $5.

Check out our Projects page for more ways to get involved at the Greenhouse!

Events this week at the Greenhouse

On a sunny day, it can get up to 30 degrees in the greenhouse. Between the warm humidity, the sunshine, the indoor garden and the friendly folks, the Concordia Greenhouse is the place to be on this chilly winter days! Check out our fun special events on our blog below, and also our updated EVENTS page.

EVENTS IN THE GREENHOUSE!

Stitching Sustainability Into Fashion
Thursday, January 24th, 2:00pm until 5:00pm

This workshop will discuss and explore different stitching techniques as a way to reduce the environmental impact of fashion and fibres.
Bring your own garment!
This workshop is offered by la Fabrique éthique de Montréal, a social entreprise that aims to reduce overconsumption of fashion by reviving traditional skills and by promoting the production of eco apparel and accessories in Montreal.
La Fabrique éthique de Montréalhttp://lafabriqueethiquedemontreal.com
CONTACT: ninaslykuislandry@gmail.com for more art event information

The Atrium Events Team goes Thematic!
Wednesday, January 30th, 3:30pm

There is a vision for the atrium events team for this semester: events and activities around springtime wild edibles! This upcoming spring we hope to hit up our local sources of delicious and nutritious wild foods that found in and around Montreal, so events will center around harvesting, processing and Eating such delights. If this interests you we’re having our next planning meeting Wednesday, January 30th at 3:30pm to continue planning for all of this greatness.
Please contact Stefanie at concordiagreenhouseatrium@gmail.com if your interest has been peaked, and especially if you cannot make the meeting.

Greenhouse Sunset and Screening Night
Thursday, January 31st, 5pm-7pm

We will be showing the documentary called “Home”. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet.
It is composed mostly of beautiful and striking areal shots of the Earth and narrated by Glenn Close.
We will be offering free hot and iced tea, as well as popcorn of different flavors.
We would also like to ask for donations from $2 to $5.

COMMUNITY

Une introduction à la Permaculture
Saturday, January 26, 10:00am until 1:00pm

Le Milieu, 1251 rue Robin Montréal, coin Beaudry, métro Beaudry
Qu’est-ce que la Permaculture? quelles sont ses origines? ses principes? Venez découvrir ce qu’on appelle la révolution tranquille…
3 heures de discussion, de partage et d’apprentissage! Venez nombreux, on a hâte de vous voir!
Contribution volontaire entre 10 et 20$
Café, Soupe et Muffins fait maison en vente sur place
Pour confirmer votre présence, contactez info@lemilieu.ca

January at the Concordia Greenhouse

We are now open!Photo 2012-09-25 4 06 05 PM

After a nice holiday break, the greenhouse is once again open on weekdays from 11am – 6pm, except Fridays when we close at 4pm. Come visit us, have some tea, chill out in the Tea Atrium with some homework, music or a good book and let the warm green environment and sunshine warm you up!

Upcoming Special Events in January!

ART-ruim Craft Nights – Thursday 1 – 5 pm Bi-weekly  starting January 16th

Eco-Fibres Workshop Series – Wednesday 2 – 5pm
Jan.24th – Creative Mending and Darning
Feb.21st – Dealing with Stains
March 21st -Sewing Buttons and Beads
RSVP concordiagreenhouse@gmail.com

Crop Planning Workshop Series – Tuesdays 6-9pm
Jan.29 – Establishing Garden Goals
Feb. 5 – Garden Layout
Feb. 12 – Garden schedules
Daniel Brisebois, co-author of “Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers” will be offering this 3 class course on crop planting.
There are only 20 spaces available, so please register at concordiagreenhouse@gmail.com

The Atrium Events Team goes Thematic! Wednesday, January 23rd at 3:30h.
There is a vision for the atrium events team for this semester: events and activities around springtime wild edibles! This upcoming spring we hope to hit up our local sources of delicious and nutritious wild foods that found in and around Montreal, so events will center around harvesting, processing and Eating such delights. If this interests you we’re having our first meeting Wednesday, January 17th at 4pm to start planning for all of this greatness. Please contact Stefanie at concordiagreenhouseatrium@gmail.com if your interest has been peaked, and especially if you cannot make the meeting.

House Plant Sale – Ongoing
All plants $2—10
All plants are specially selected for indoor growing.
Even in Montreal winters…

Volunteer with us this winter!
We have a few projects currently underway, and we can always use an extra hand! For each of our projects we hold regular work sessions. Volunteers are encouraged to come to the work sessions and help out. Whether you’ve got years of experience under your belt or are simply curious and want to try getting your hands dirty, everyone is welcome.

Aquaponics
Experimental Growing. Closed loop system that merges Aquacul-ture & Hydroponics. Contact us for info on future events at concordiagreenhouseaquaponics@gmail.com

Tea Atrium
Community Space. Come join us for a free cup of home grown herbal tea!                                 Fridays 1—4 pm: Tea Atrium Volunteer Gardening Session

4 Season’s Growing
Local Food. Growing greens and micro-greens year round for the Concordia Community.

Mondays 12 – 2 pm : Greens volunteer sesssion                                                             Thursdays 3 – 5 pm :  Micr0-greens volunteer session

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