Des jardins sur les toits est un projet d' Alternatives, un réseau d'action et de communication pour le développement international.

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Journées Alternatives 2006: construire des Alternatives...Maintenant!

Friday, 08/25/2006 - 17:00
Sunday, 08/27/2006 - 15:00

De vendredi le 25 au dimanche 27 août prochains, se tiendront les Journées Alternatives 2006. Sous le thème Construire des alternatives... maintenant !, l’équipe d’Alternatives vous convie à prendre part à notre programme annuel de conférences, d’ateliers de formation et d’événements culturels. Des dizaines d’invités nationaux et internationaux débattront avec nous d’alternatives politiques, écologiques, citoyennes et pacifistes.

For details or to register, follow this link .

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Submitted by alexjhill on Sat, 15/07/2006 - 9:23am.

Next special workshop: Medicinal Plants, n 2 !

Thursday, 08/24/2006 - 18:00
Thursday, 08/24/2006 - 19:00

Don't miss next Thursday's special workshop on medicinal plants n2 with our herbalist, Melina! The identification and use of plants with medical properties with be covered. Come learn more about the potential of the plants that grow on the roof, in our gardens and between the sidewalk cracks!
The workshop will start at 6pm after the gardening session.
Suggested donation: $5
All gardeners welcome!

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Submitted by amelie on Fri, 14/07/2006 - 2:45pm.

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.

L'agriculture urbaine pour lutter contre la faim (Urban agriculture to fight against hunger) French only

La Presse
par Marie-Claude Girard

Montréal, le 25 juin 2006 - Des jardins hydroponiques sur les balcons, des arbres fruitiers entretenus par des citoyens, des jardins collectifs dans les cours d'école, des cuisines collectives qui prennent des leçons sur la mise en conserve. Pour lutter contre l'insécurité alimentaire tout en favorisant une saine alimentation, la Maison de quartier Villeray a choisi de s'attaquer à toute la chaîne alimentaire. Ici, on ne se contente pas de faire pousser un plant de fève en classe. On le suit jusque dans l'assiette!

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Submitted by rotem on Tue, 11/07/2006 - 4:31pm.

A promising harvest for the Santropol Roulant garden!

This year, thanks to the involvement of our fifty some gardeners in the seedling room since March and the garden since April, we will have our most abundant and diverse harvest yet. Forty different varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers with more than 600 plants in our garden! New plants of note include brussel sprouts, water melons, broccoli, pumpkins and even some experimental containers with corn and peanuts!

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Submitted by mthom on Tue, 11/07/2006 - 4:24pm.

The revolution will be fertilized

Hey folks,
My family just forwarded me this encouraging article about guerilla gardening in Vancouver. One of my mom's friends just got permission from the Municipality of Saanich in Victoria to plant vegetables in the boulevard outside her house too.

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Submitted by mthom on Tue, 11/07/2006 - 9:30am.

Save South Central Community Farm

I have attached an article below about a 14 acre community farm in South Central LA that is being demolished to make way for a warehouse. A friend of the RGP is working with the group to help them in their fight against the developers.

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Submitted by alexjhill on Mon, 10/07/2006 - 8:19am.

JETs potluck and discussion night !

Thursday, 07/13/2006 - 19:00

Join us for the second meeting of the Jets, the Rooftop Garden discussion group! We’ll hear from three members of the project who went to the World Urban Forum, and discuss the role of municipal governments in urban agriculture and greening. The event is also a potluck, so come share food and get to know us !

On the roof (4750 Henri-Julien, at Villeneuve)

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Submitted by mthom on Fri, 07/07/2006 - 10:56am.

Next volunteer orientation

Saturday, 07/22/2006 - 10:30
Saturday, 07/22/2006 - 12:00

The next volunteer orientation is planned on Saturday July 22, 10:30am in the garden (about one hour). If you want to participate in this orientation, contact Amélie by email at or by phone at 286-5115.

This invitation is principally for new volunteers and volunteers who have taken part in a few activities this season but have never attended a presentation of the project.

Join us on the rooftop (4750 Henri-Julien) to discover the garden and its partners! Get involved!

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Submitted by amelie on Thu, 06/07/2006 - 3:56pm.