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Workshop: how to build a self-watering container

Alternatives is offering workshops on three dates: May 11, 19 and June 23 at 6:30pm.

Participants will learn how to build their own self-watering containers from recuperated and recycled materials. You do not need a green thumb! These containers allow for growing vegetables on balconies, terraces and even side walks.

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Submitted by jardiniers on Sat, 21/05/2011 - 11:53pm.

Great Gardening Weekend 2011 of Botanical Garden

The event will be held May 27th, 28th and 29th. We will have some self-watering containers for sale!

The Great Gardening Weekend is organized in co-operation with the Friends of the Montréal Botanical Garden and representatives of the horticultural industry in Quebec, and offers a wide variety of attractions for green thumbs of all ages. The Great Gardening Weekend is a superb opportunity to stock up on plants of all kinds. Growers from across Québec will be on hand, offering the most recent varieties and some of their rarest plant specimens. The Montréal Botanical Garden itself will even be selling some new, rare and forgotten plants - a chance to make some terrific discoveries!

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Submitted by jardiniers on Thu, 19/05/2011 - 6:49pm.

Internship offer to work on the Rooftop Garden Project this summer !!

Katimavik is looking for an intern, who knows quite well urban agriculture, or/and shows great interest in this area. The person will have the opportunity to work on the ground with community groups in Montreal on urban agriculture projects. Please consult the following site for all matters of eligibility eco-stage :

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Submitted by jardiniers on Fri, 13/05/2011 - 2:55pm.

Primary schools build urban gardens!

Within the framework of model 31, a project launched by the Supporting Montreal Schools Program, four classes in five primary schools had the opportunity to participate in the project “Nature and us: a journey through time”. In partnership with the Biosphere and the Château Ramezay Museum, Alternatives’ Rooftop Garden Project developed a new series of workshops in food systems literacy. Students began the journey last fall at the Biosphere where they learned about the intricate balance of life that allows an ecological garden to be both productive and beautiful. In the winter, they visited the Château Ramezay Museum where they discovered the cultural and traditional history of edible and medicinal plants used by the settlers of New France. The journey ended back in their schools where Alternatives visited each of these 20 classes throughout the spring to give a four-part workshop series in urban agriculture.

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Submitted by jardiniers on Fri, 13/05/2011 - 12:14pm.

Inter-Community Discussion - food systems in the university

Come and join our inter-community discussion on the role of the university in the sustainable food movement in montreal.

Thursday, March 3 / 6pm - 9pm
Keynote speaker - Scott Kellogg

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Submitted by jardiniers on Tue, 15/02/2011 - 1:28pm.

11th Montréal Seed Festival!

Do not miss... the 11th Annual Seedy Weekend Seed Fair at the Montreal Botanical Gardense! Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Meet growers of organic flowers, herbs, medicinal plants, and heritage vegetable seeds and buy your seeds for the coming season.

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Submitted by jardiniers on Thu, 10/02/2011 - 10:05pm.

Rooftop Garden Project at Port-au-Prince

Alternative’s is developing an environmental revitalisation and food security project in partnership with APROSIFA, the Association for the Promotion of Integrated Family Health. The goal of the project is to increase food autonomy for hundreds of residents in the Carrefour Feuilles neighborhood of Port-au-Prince while stimulating a dynamic exchange of goods and services in the realm of food production. The project proposes not only to integrate new and innovative urban agricultural practices into this working-class neighborhood, but also introduces a new approach to food security in Haiti, as a project of this scope has not yet been undertaken. Particular emphasis will be placed on the production of compost in order to address the critical issue of organic waste management currently threatening the health of Port-au-Prince residents.

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Submitted by jardiniers on Mon, 31/01/2011 - 11:40am.

Happy New year!

We thank you all for a great 2010 season.

Hope too see you all in the spring!

Citizens’ Agora on Land-Use - december 3rd & 4th

Come participate in the first Citizens’ Agora on the planning and development of Greater Montréal.
The Citizens’ Agora offers a new forum where civil society can inform itself about issues, discuss and debate them, and propose elements of a sustainable vision for the Greater Montréal area’s future.

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Submitted by jardiniers on Mon, 29/11/2010 - 10:56am.

Food Secure Canada Conference - November 26-28th

Weaving together food policy and community action: an agenda for change
Alternatives is parteners in the Food Secure Conference which will be held the 26 to the 28th of november at the University of Montreal.

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Submitted by jardiniers on Fri, 26/11/2010 - 2:18pm.

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