Community Gardening Fair

Leaders in Conservation Community Gardening Fair

As part of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre’s commitment to public engagement, the Leaders in Conservation conference is hosting a community gardening fair showcasing around 20 community initiatives related to gardening in Montreal. This ranges from peace gardens healing a traumatized community, promoting intergenerational gardening and food security at the neighborhood level, doing outreach among at-risk youth,  or using gardening and nature as a way to build community cohesion.

The community gardening fair will take place on Thursday October 23rd from 1-5pm at the CSU lounge (7th floor Hall building, 1455 de Maisonneuve west).

Community Gardening Fair, Leaders in Conservation

Participating Organizations:

JoatU (Jack of All Trades Universe) Plateau Garden Initiative

The Jack Of All Trade Universe is a site dedicated to connecting you with your neighbors to exchange skills and products that you might want to sell, trade, rent, lend or give away.

Alvéole Montréal beekeeping initiative

Alvéole emphasizes the importance and necessity of beekeeping to protect an endangered species, and rethinking the fundamental notions of production, transport and quality of food. Alvéole is determined to transform Montreal’s urban space.

Sustainable Concordia

Sustainable Concordia is an organization that builds and measures culture and practices of sustainability at Concordia University in solidarity with the global community. By acting locally and networking globally, we achieve sustainability by exploring, creating, and institutionalizing models that function within the earth’s carrying capacity.


Culture artisanale de microverdures; des pousses vertes pour un monde meilleur.

Dans la Rue: Garden Project

The community garden project by Dans la Rue empowers youth at risk by giving them the opportunity to build and maintain the infrastructure for a vibrant community garden and gathering space.

The Blue Dot Tour: David Suzuki Foundation

The Blue Dot Tour is the celebration of a simple yet powerful idea: that all Canadians should have the right to drink clean water, breathe fresh air and eat healthy food.

Eco-quartier NDG

The Éco-quartier NDG works to sensitize NDG residents on how to reduce their environmental impact and improve the quality of life of their neighbourhood. The program offers services and environmental activities in NDG within 4 primary mandates: the 3Rs, Cleanliness, Beautification and Nature in the City.

Green Map project – Peter McGill

Green Map System has engaged over 900 communities in 65 countries in mapping green living, nature and culture with adaptable tools and award-winning icons. Since 1995, Green Maps have charted a sustainable future! Green leaders, educators, supporters, media and YOU – get involved and expand this perspective-changing movement.

Garçon Fleur – Wild Flowers

Garçon fleur develops bouquets with the greatest positive impact on the environment by using wild flowers that are in harmony with the seasons, and the bouquets are delivered by cargo bike.

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore

The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore is pleased to offer a viable not-for-profit alternative to the corporate structure, putting students’ best interests above and beyond their own bottom line. Offering both new and used books, in addition to a wide variety of artisan consignments, as well as the largest selection of sex and gender studies titles anywhere in Montreal.

Le Frigo Vert

Le Frigo Vert is a collectively run, not-for-profit food co-op on Mackay Street. With a mandate to address student poverty and food security, it offers natural and organic food, home and body products on the cheap.

Les Filles qui possent/Girls Grow Garden Camp

Girls Can Grow Garden Camp is a chance for girls between the ages of 8 and 16 to engage directly with urban agriculture through their very own market garden project.

Concordia Greenhouse

Concordia Greenhouse is an innovative urban design that addresses socio-political and environmental issues such as public access to urban green space, urban sustainability, local food production, and food security.

Concordia City Farm School

The City Farm School is an initiative to develop partnerships and expertise in urban agriculture on the island of Montréal. Our aim is to promote a cultural shift towards more resilient communities able to meet the challenges posed by climate change by focusing on local food autonomy.

PlantCatching Citizens Network

PlantCatching helps you find new plants close to you and gives you the means to provide your own plants. The service also partners with the Incredible Edible movement to promote the shared edible containers on the map.

Dawson Peace Garden: Help us Build a Culture of Peace

One year after the tragic 2006 shooting at Dawson College, the College announced its commitment to create a peace garden both as a living memorial to the student who lost her life, Anastasia De Sousa, but also as a testament to the courage and determination of all the survivors, the injured, their families and the entire community. The students’ wish is that people from around the world participate in welcoming Nature back into an urban environment in the form of a living symbol of a peaceful and nonviolent world.


Follow us on Social Media!
facebook logoLeaders in Conservation: Botanic Gardens and Biodiversity in the 21st Century

Leaders in Conservation twitter logo 



Film Screening of  the award-winning ‘An Ecology of Mind’

“The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.”
-Gregory Bateson

The fair will be followed by a screening of the award-winning “An Ecology of Mind” film at 7pm at the CSU lounge; filmmaker Nora Bateson will be joining us for the gala dinner on October 24th. Registration is required.

an ecology of mind

 Trailer of ‘An Ecology of Mind’ film –



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s