In the urban environment many residents only have a window, balcony or small yard space to grow edible plants. There are many ways to take advantage of small spaces using vertical gardening techniques and by growing varieties of plants which grow well in containers. Creative design, such as recycling materials can save on gardening expenses, making growing food more accessible.
This on-line resource aims to help Montreal residents learn about working with local growing conditions, growing in container planters, utilizing vertical gardening design and, preparing and caring your balcony garden. We also hope to share local resources in Montreal to find gardening materials and connect people with our demonstration balcony gardening space in person to become inspired by our upcycled systems. Below you can learn more about the project and find links on a variety of subjects for balcony gardening.
The Concordia Greenhouse Demonstration Balcony Garden Project
In 2015 The Demonstration Balcony Garden Project was created by the vision of constructing a fake example balcony garden within the atrium lounge of the rooftop Concordia Greenhouse. The project was created by members of the Concordia Greenhouse and funded by the Sustainability Action Fund as a 8-month project which included the design and construction of the balcony and a variety of growing systems, weekly volunteer working group sessions, 4 workshops on balcony gardening, and this online resource to help empower locals to get started on their ultimate balcony garden.
The project aims to simulate a balcony gardening experience year-round by featuring a variety of vertical gardening and small space planter systems which are perfect for low-budget small-space gardens. Each week volunteers are invited to participate on researching, designing and building planters from new, but mostly recycled materials as well as collecting general balcony gardening general.
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