Coming up at the Concordia Greenhouse!

We need volunteers for non-plant related tasks on campus this March! If you have some time please email us at communicateconcordiagreenhouse@gmail.com to learn about how you can help the Greenhouse!!

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Concordia Greenhouse OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, March 4, 1-5pm                                                                                                               1455 de Maisonneuve West, 13th floor (Take the elevators to the 12th floor, then follow the signs to the stairwell to the 13th floor)
Bring a friend and show them an amazing spot on campus!
*Taste our delicious micro-greens
* Sample our greenhouse-grown herbal teas
* Relax in our atrium lounge and enjoy our many plants.
* Speak with our collective about our past and present projects. * Join a guided tour and check out our operation!
TOURS AT: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Hope to see you there!

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Hot Topics in Urban Agriculture: Start Your Garden Workshop

Thursday, March 6th, 5-7pm                                                                                                                                              Atrium Lounge
Getting ready to grow a garden this summer?  Come learn some tips on planing your garden so you get the most out of it.  We’ll discuss spacing, companion planting and where to buy seeds.  We’ll also have a hands on demo of how to start your own seedlings at home.

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TOPIC: Mourning our climate: how are you we dealing with the emotional and even spiritual impacts of a dashed planet?

Monday, March 10th, 5-7pm
Atrium Lounge

The twenty-first century promises rising temperatures, undulating oil prices, scarce minerals, and economic uncertainty. We’ve heard some of the numbers and experienced the phenomena. How are these crises affecting not just our attitudes now but also our long-term decisions such as having children, going to school, or saving for retirement? How can we take care of ourselves and our community in a time of crisis? In this public conversation, we will seek to move beyond guilt, blind optimism, and doomsday gloom to create a compassionate space in which we can share stories of changes made and challenges encountered, and reflect upon our vulnerability and our resilience in the face of transition.
Facilitated by David Summerhays.
This is a repeat conversation from the University of the Streets Café.

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Art in the ATRIUM: Yarn spiderweb weaving and Open Craft Circle

Tuesday, March 11th, 5-7pm
Atrium Lounge

Using tree wood sticks and string, replicate nature`s beautiful by weaving humanweb`s in this unique crafternoon! Including tea and discussion on cultural crafts.

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Micro-greens and Sprout Growing Workshop!

Thursday March 13th, 6-8pm.
Atrium Lounge

Learn how to grow your own sprouts and micro-greens at home year round! These delicious treats are cheap and easy to grow, and will provide you with fresh healthy organic produce grown with love! Come to this workshop to learn about the many health and environmental benefits of consuming sprouts and micro-greens, and learn how easy it is to grow your own produce year round in limited growing conditions. So come learn how to grow these babies and you can start consuming your own produce in 2-14 days!
PWYC for supplies (bring a glass jar if you have one and be prepared to get your hands dirty!)
Required registration: 20 spaces available
To register email communicateconcordiagreenhouse@gmail.com
Hope to see you there!

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Hot Topics in Urban Agriculture: Indoor Winter Garden!

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Thursday, February 20th, 5-7pm

 Atrium Lounge

 

Ever wanted to grow food year round in your home?
Greenhouse collective members Sheena and Christine will present two concept designs for kitchen farming, as well as detailing some options for lighting, heating, watering, pest control and more!
Free!

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Coming up at the Greenhouse!

Art in the Atrium Workshops!

TUESDAYS in FEBRUARY from 5pm – 7pm!

In the Atrium Lounge
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Build-A-Creature!
Tuesday, February 11th
Create a mini-plush for a friend or a lover! Make a monster, and animal or a voodoo doll! Some materials provided, bring any supplies you have!

Screening in the Greenhouse! END: CIV

Thursday, February 13th, 5pm-7pm
Atrium Lounge
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END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?
Dress warmly friends!
Facebook event

Qi Gong Class

Friday, February 14th, 5-7pm
Atrium Lounge
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“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
– Veronica A. Shoffstall

Come to learn the ancient eastern art of calming down while at the same time rejuvenating your body and mind. Instruction will be given for various gestures, movements, breathing, and attentional focus that lend themselves to organizing the three brains: the reptilian, the mammalian, and the neo-cortex. Walk away from the practice refreshed and with some new tricks to take care of your body and mind and lower your overall stress level.

Because space is limited please RSVP Tristan Stark: letsresume@gmail.com
sliding scale fee: $5—20.

Talking Circle

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Monday, February 17th, 5pm-7pm

Atrium Lounge

TOPIC: Mourning our climate: how are you we dealing with the emotional and even spiritual impacts of a dashed planet?

The twenty-first century promises rising temperatures, oil prices and economic uncertainty. We’ve heard the numbers and experienced the phenomena. How are these crises affecting not just our attitudes towards the future but also our long-term decisions such as having children, going to school, or saving for retirement? As we re-evaluate our current lifestyles and our long-term preparations, how can we take care of ourselves and our community? Are there ways to meaningfully plan for a tomorrow we can’t predict? In this public conversation, we will seek to move beyond guilt, blind optimism, and doomsday gloom to create a compassionate space in which we can share stories of changes made and challenges encountered, and reflect upon our vulnerability and our resilience in the face of transition. Facilitated by David Summerhays.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1396745943917999/

Screening: Salmon Confidential and Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour (Co-presented by the Concordia Greenhouse)

Monday, Feb 17, 7:00 pm

DB Clarke Theatre, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West.

Salmon Confidential


Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by government to suppress the findings. Tracking viruses, Morton moves from courtrooms, into British Columbia’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants. The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save BC’s wild salmon.

Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour

Inspired by Kwaxsistalla, a Kwakwaka’wakw clan chief, the filmmaker embarks upon a cinematic journey contrasting the tree-farms that dominate the landscape surrounding his home on Vancouver Island with an ancient rainforest on the Pacific Coast of Canada.

Guided by passion and a determination to honor reality, Richard Boyce travels to the most

remote corner of Vancouver Island, through some of the most intensive logging on the planet, into a wilderness that is on the brink of extinction. Massive trees, ranging in age between 1,200 years old and seedlings, thrive along the banks of an ancient river floodplain, which provides for diverse life forms in the temperate rainforest.

http://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/concordia/salmon-confidential-rainforest-limit-splendour

Hot Topics in Urban Agriculture: Winter Indoor Farming

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Thursday, February 20th, 5-7pm

 Atrium Lounge

Ever wanted to grow food year round in your home?
Greenhouse collective members Sheena and Christine will present two concept designs for kitchen farming, as well as detailing some options for lighting, heating, watering, pest control and more!
Free!

City Farm School 2014!

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The Concordia Greenhouse has announced that they are now accepting applications for 2 full-season internships for the 2014 season.

Market Gardener Program

The Market Gardener Internship is designed to create urban farmers who are interested in taking their produce to market, while also working collectively to design and manage a typical scale community garden plot. Beginning in early March, students will embark on a full season of running a small scale urban garden market, from seedling to garden to market to preservation, ending in late October. Bringing the farm internship to the city!

Schoolyard Gardener Program

Schoolyard gardens are a growing innovation in alternative education spaces. As a space, gardens offer kids the chance to take ownership and feel proud of the way in which their school grounds look. Not only this, but we are seeing immense opportunities for offering regular curriculum classes in the garden, especially topics such as science, art, and health.

This program is ideal for someone who is interested in working with youth, but who is also motivated to plan and manage a garden for an entire season… no small task!

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis – so act fast – as space is limited!

And stay tuned for details about other upcoming events, workshops and mini-internships.
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City Farm School Launch 2014!

Thursday February 6th, 6 – 8pm Presentation
8 -10pm Farmer Mixer
Concordia University Downtown Campus
Hall Building 1455 De Maisonneuve W. 7th floor Room H-767

We are pleased to launch the City Farm School for 2014! This year’s event will be actually be a dual Launch event… First we will present all the new offerings that CFS will have for 2014 including a re-vamped School Yard Garden internship and our new mini-internships. After that… We are honored to announce that Jean-Martin Fortier of Les Jardins de la Grelinette will making the Montreal debut of his new book The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming. This book is a must read for anyone interested in learning about low-tech, low-carbon, high-yield organic production.

Come out and hear Jean Martin discuss the idea of micro-scale farming as an alternative way of professionally entering agriculture. He will share the techniques, tools and technologies that he uses to operate his successful market garden. His presentations blend storytelling, know-how, and photographic images about how he designed and manages Les Jardins de la Grelinette.
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And… that’s not all. Join us afterwards at the Concordia Greenhouse for an Urban Farmer Mixer! Come out and connect with local farmers and urban agriculture organizations in the twilight of our rooftop greenhouse.
Free!

2-Day Workshop – Spin Farming & Microgreens with Curtis Stone

February 8th and 9th
Concordia University Downtown Campus, exact location TBA
Back again by popular demand! We are happy to be teaming up with Curtis Stone to bring you two days of workshops, showcasing some of the most innovative techniques in urban agriculture. The first day will cover the basics of spin farming. On day two we are offering something completely new – an intensive session on how to grow micro-greens!

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Day 1 – SPIN farming Basics (Saturday Feb. 8th 10am – 5pm)

Day 2 – Microgreens for small scale Production(Sunday Feb. 9 10am – 2pm)

Full details here.

Cost:
– General $75 for both days or $50 for just one
– CFS students past and present $65 for both days or $40 for just one

For location information and to register – just visit the City Farm School website.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djJFi1tRNMw

Check out this rad radio interview about CFS!:

(The interview starts at approx 8min and ends at approximately 24min.)

http://archives.ckut.ca/128/20140204.08.00-09.00.mp3

2-Day Workshop – Spin Farming & Microgreens with Curtis Stone

2-Day Workshop – Spin Farming & Microgreens with Curtis Stone

February 8th and 9th
Concordia University Downtown Campus, exact location TBA
Back again by popular demand! We are happy to be teaming up with Curtis Stone to bring you two days of workshops, showcasing some of the most innovative techniques in urban agriculture. The first day will cover the basics of spin farming. On day two we are offering something completely new – an intensive session on how to grow micro-greens!

Day 1 – SPIN farming Basics (Saturday Feb. 8th 10am – 5pm)

Day 2 – Microgreens for small scale Production(Sunday Feb. 9 10am – 2pm)

Cost:
– General $75 for both days or $50 for just one /
– CFS students past and present $65 for both days or $40 for just one

For more information or to register check out our website

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Events This Week in the Greenhouse!

Art in the Atrium Workshops: Natural Painting Tool Kit

Tuesday, January 28th, 5pm – 7pmimages (1)

Atrium Lounge

Here is a spin on an old, beloved DIY workshop: learn how to make your own natural paints and dyes, and go a step further by building your own recovered material canvases and personalized wooden paintbrushes. A series of bits-and-bobbins materials will make for some really interesting tools (have you ever painted with wolf’s fur? or on old patterned sweaters?) and new media to explore. This workshop will save you big dough at the art store, and is a much more fun and sustainable way to paint.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED!

Qi Gong and Tai Ji class

Wednesday, January 29th,

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5:00 — 7:00

Atrium Lounge

Come to learn the ancient eastern art of calming down while at the same time rejuvenating our body and mind. Instruction will be given for various gestures, movements, breathing, and attentional focus that lend themselves to organizing the three brains: the reptilian, the mammalian, and the neo-cortex. Walk away from the practice refreshed and with some new tricks to take care of your body and mind and lower your overall stress level. Because space is limited please RSVP Tristan Stark: letsresume@gmail.com. Sliding scale fee: $5—20.

RISE Kombucha Information Session and Tasting

Thursday, January 30th, 5 to 7 pmimages

Atrium Lounge

No pre-registration and free of cost

RISE Kombucha is offering a free information session and tasting at the Greenhouse. Participants will learn about the different stages of development of Kombucha and how it’s made, as well as get to taste the different flavors of Kombucha that RISE has to offer.

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Tuesday, January 21st
Recent renovations have left us with piles and piles of lovely wooden blocks that need to be upcycled! Wood burning – the art of gently singeing designs, patterns, and shading into sanded wood – is a great way to create unique and sustainable pieces, all with the versatile utility of wood. Create your very own design and concept: address blocks, cutting boards, wall boards, wooden frames, etc. You can bring a picture to reproduce in wood, or your own *unstained, unvarnished* wood pieces to burn.

ANNUAL WINTER PLANT SALE!

Wednesday, January 22nd, 12- 7pm                                                                                                We hope you haven’t forgotten the magnificence of the plant kingdom in the middle of this cold and snowy winter. To make sure of that we’re having another houseplant sale Wednesday January 22nd from 12-7pm(or until supplies last). We have plants suited for sun or shade, large and small, and all eager for new home. Prices range from $1-20, and we will be providing discounts to undergraduate students. Don’t forget to bring your student ID!purple heart

Here is a list of some species we have to offer:

– aloes of all sizes (lots of them this time!)

– english ivy

– gollum jade

– heartleaf philodendron

– prickly pear cactus

– purple heart plant

– snake plant

– spider plant

– cuban oregano

– mother of thousands

– geranium

– papyrus

– mint

– silk pothos

If you have any questions please send them to concordiagreenhousecollective@gmail.com. To accommodate for the challenge of transportation due to the cold, purchased plants can be kept on reserve for more convenient pick-up until Friday, January 24th at the latest, and must be picked up during regular opening hours. **** Note: the earlier you come, the more selection you will have, some species (particularly the many more that are unlisted) are short in numbers. We hope to see you there!

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Thursday, January 23rd, 5pm-7pm
Create your own tiny terrarium necklaces, customized to your desire! Easy and fun to create. Drop by any time to make your own with all materials provided.
$5-$10 sliding scale.

 

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