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Submitted by rotem on Mon, 18/09/2006 - 9:56am.

Sentez ET mangez vos fleurs! | Don't just smell your flowers, eat them!

Edible petals are finding their way onto the plates of home cooks who see them as part of an organic, local way to eat

Posted to: Health and Quality of Life Improvement | Media Coverage | Couverture médiatique
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Submitted by rotem on Thu, 31/08/2006 - 12:34pm.

Gardening with Mr. Bouchard, my new friend.

I (along with Mark and Erin) have had the privilege this season to help Mr. Bouchard set up his own balcony garden. Little did we know how much we'd be learning from him!

He has been gardening since he was seven years old, making it 80 years of gardening experience! This is the first year, though, that he hasn't been able to make the long trek to the garden behind his apartment building and work the earth as he's been doing for so many years. Having a Ready-to-Grow kit on his own balcony has given him a way to continue gardening, but not have to worry about falling on his way there or deal with the difficulties of bending over, which gardening in the soil requires.

Posted to: Nos histoires / Our stories | Community Involvement
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Submitted by rotem on Tue, 08/08/2006 - 2:42pm.

Gardening is activism | Jardinage c'est de l'activisme

During WWI and WWII, individual citizens in North America were included in the war effort by growing food at their own homes. Gardening today, especially at this time of wars in the Middle East, is a way for us North Americans to do our part. Although we haven't yet been called on by the government to garden on a large scale, individuals and communities are choosing to garden as a way to be peaceful. We can prepare for a future world with no more oil (and hopefully no more oil wars) by gardening at our own homes and community centers.

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Submitted by rotem on Fri, 28/07/2006 - 1:06pm.

Gardening for college credit? On a rooftop? What is this course?!?

by Mark McGuire
July 2006

In our summer Continuing Education course in Dawson College's Humanities department we've been exploring global warming and climate change, threats to our food security and biodiversity posed by industrial agriculture, and the looming peak in the global oil supply. We ask, "How does our participation in modern consumer culture implicate us in the rapid devastation of our human community and natural environment? What are our responsibilities as human beings and global citizens to respond collectively with imagination to these huge, complicated problems? What obstacles prevent us from getting good information and developing creative strategies for resistance?" By taking seriously and actually lending a hand to the ongoing efforts of local community organizations (Santropol Roulant and Alternatives, to name but two) to find meaningful and sustainable solutions to these problems, students have discovered that, as our course title suggests, "Another World is Possible," so long as we abandon despair and commit to activist-engagement with our local communities.

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Submitted by rotem on Thu, 20/07/2006 - 12:56pm.

JETS potluck on the roof...more than just a discussion / JETS potluck sur le qu'une discussion

Thursday, July 13, 2006 at the demonstration garden.
Jeudi, le 13 juillet, 2006 dans le jardin demonstratif.

Our first rooftop potluck was a smashing success!
We had a great discussion about municipal involvement in urban greening. Thanks to everyone who showed up with tasty food to share and ideas to exchange!

Notre premier potluck etait un grand succes!
On a eu une belle discussion sur l'ecologisation de la ville et l'implication de la municipalite. Merci a tout le monde qui sont venues avec la bouffe a partager et les idees a echanger!

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Submitted by rotem on Tue, 18/07/2006 - 2:02pm.

Beating the Heat in the Concrete Jungle: Community groups combat summer heat and smog by greening Montreal!

Montreal – Summer 2006

As Montrealers suffer another stifling summer heat wave, feeling choked by the smog and humidity, some people are trying to do something about it!

But a cooler gentler Montreal is possible if we can “green-up” the city centre with urban vegetable gardens, green roofs, and more trees. Many community and environmental organisations are leading the way.

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Submitted by rotem on Mon, 17/07/2006 - 11:07am.

Action Communiterre is looking for board members | Action Communiterre recherche de nouveaux membres de son CA

Action Communiterre is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to social and environmental development through the establishment and operation of collectively-managed vegetable gardens. We run 10 organic gardens, known as the Victory Garden Network, in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area in Montreal. Our mission is to bring local residents together in a common effort to enhance food security in our neighbourhood, improve the urban environment, preserve bio-diversity, and strengthen community ties. We are a bilingual and multicultural organization that is governed by a board of directors made up of members of the community and the larger area. There are permanent staff who carry out the day to day work of the organization.

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Submitted by rotem on Thu, 13/07/2006 - 11:37am.

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