Our free workshop series continues with these three great workshops!
Design and participate in planting a small edible forest garden. We’ll be examining the characteristics and dynamics of forest ecosystems before jumping into the practical (that means putting our hands in soil!) and collectively designing where we’ll plant some fruit trees, shrubs and perennial plants.
Eczema: Atopic Dermatitis and Herbal Remedies for it – Sunday September 15 – 3pm @ La Belle Epoque
This workshop will discuss chronic eczema and different ways of coping with it using herbs and food. We’ll talk about the body systems affected by eczema and how different herbs and foods work to support those systems.
How do you access delicious, nutritious, and affordable food? In this introductory workshop, we will break the city down into bite size portions and share with you some cool food initiatives that have sprouted from past Concordia students who were searching for the same answers as you. Whether you want to get involved in the city’s thriving local food movement or just want to get a great meal that is both good for your wallet and the environment— this workshop will give you a taste of what’s out there and a take home map to get you exploring Montreal’s incredible edible landscape.
All workshops are free and open to the public. For more info check out our FREE WORKSHOPS! section.
Monday August 12th – 4-5pm @ DOWNTOWN GARDENS
VA courtyard gardens ( 1395 Rene Levesque, corner of Crescent)
Have you ever wondered if those annoying plants growing everywhere in your garden could be of any use? If so, then you will be thrilled to learn that most of them are edible and some are really delicious!
This workshop will help you to identify edible weeds, and see what parts of them you should add to your salad bowl!
This workshop is FREE and open to the public!
We are happy to announce the beginning of our free workshops series. Come out and learn along side City Farm School School students and staff as we cover all sorts of hot topics in urban agriculture. Check out our Free Workshops page for more upcoming workshops.
Tuesday August 6th – 2-4pm @ LOYOLA FARM
Lovely glorious leafy greens! From spinach to swiss chard, mustard to mesclun, this workshop will venture into the wondrous world of leafy green plants. The workshop will include a tour of the City Farm school garden, a discussion on growing, cooking and eating various greens and a chance to plant a green in the garden and harvest one as well!
Thursday August 8th – 2-4pm @ LOYOLA FARM
Inspiring Balcony Gardens workshop: Yes, we plant!
Everybody has access everyday to a balcony, a yard or a roof where it is possible to grow a great variety of veggies, herbs and flowers. Our workshop will to explore the potential of urban agriculture in small spaces and little means. We will give you techniques to build yourself double bottom bins, prepare homemade fertilizers and ideas for space efficiency.
Because we can grow plants and beautify our home and workplace: Yes, we plant!
We are proud to announce the first day of this seasons garden market stand for the City Farm School gardeners today. We are located just behind Hingston Hall (at the Solar House) on the Loyola Campus of Concordia University. The market will be open from 11am – 1pm every Tuesday and Thursday from now until mid October. During the season we will have many different organic vegetables for sale grown right on campus by the City Farm students. We will also have fresh organic salads for sale! Please come out and visit us and keep an eye on our Market Stand page to find out what we will be harvesting each Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Hello beautiful people,
The City Farm School would like to congratulate the Concordia Greenhouse for becoming the newest student fee levy group! We would also like to give a special mention to the Greenhouse Collective: Jackie, Stephanie, Marcus, Sheena and Johanna, and to all the amazing people who volunteered their time to campaign and spread to word! Also, shout out to Antonio Starnino for the incredible graphic design.
This levy fee will allow the Concordia Greenhouse to have an annual budget, which will allow them to operate more sustainably. Also, their ability to operate and ensure that the space is regularly open will be enhanced due to this new development.
If you have never been to this magical space, there is not time to waste!
The Concordia Greenhouse is located on the 13th floor of the Concordia SGW campus Hall building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W), and is open weekly from 10am-5pm.