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.
Hello fellow farmers and friends,
We are very proud to announce that our own Marcus Lobb (City Farm School Co-coordinator) has received the Laure Waridel Bursary, from Équiterre and la Caisse d’économie solidaire. This allows our team to keep on providing the skills and knowledge around farming to the community.
Here’s to another fabulous year for urban agriculture around the Concordia campus and around the Island of Montreal.
Here is the article announcing the award from the Équiterre website:
For the 5th year in a row, Équiterre and la Caisse d’économie solidaire unite to encourage student succession. This year, Marcus Lobb, baccalaureate student in environmental geography, convinced the selection committee with an ambitious project in urban agriculture. “Concordia City Farm School” is composed of three different categories:
- Market gardening in the urban sphere;
- Medicinal herbs culture for therapeutic means;
- Schoolyard gardening internship.
He thus relates the preoccupations of the members and sympathizers of Équiterre and la Caisse d’économie solidaire in the matter of environmental and social justice.
The Laure Waridel Bursary, a value of $10 000, was created in 2008 and aims to support students who are eager to realize projects of research dissemination in connection to Équiterre‘s field of expertise.
Consult the following video to learn more about the Laureate:
Congratulations Marcus and keep up the good work!
We finally have all of our details for the Schoolyard Gardener Internship! This internship is a collaboration with our good friends at the B.A.S.E. daycare program of the English Montreal School Board. The B.A.S.E. program is a before and after school enrichment program with a focus on unique and exciting educational programs, with a focus on improving their students social and academic skills. The program has taken a special fondness towards greening projects, helping to establish numerous gardens in the city and a vast number of exciting workshop classes. We are extremely excited to work along side the B.A.S.E. program for this coming year, and hopefully many more years to come.
Please visit the Schoolyard Gardener tab for more information about how you can apply for this innovative and thrilling! new internship.
Download the poster here: CFS Medicinal Plants Internship