About us

Campus Crops is a student run urban gardening initiative at McGill University's downtown campus. We want to grow food on campus, by students, for students. We have been running garden behind the School of Environment building at 3534 University since 2007. In 2009 we started a terrace garden behind the James Administration building. We're really excited to keep improving these two spaces, and need lots of helping hands for the summer ahead! Get in touch and get gardening!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tour of the Concordia Greenhouse + movie!

When? November 21 3pm-5pm

Where? Meet at the Roddick's Gates at 2:30pm; destination is on the 13th floor of the 1455 Maisonneuve E. (N.B. You must get to the 12th floor, turn left, right, left, and take the stairs to the 13th floor)

What? You are invited to join Campus Crops in a tour of the Concordia Greenhouse, located at the downtown campus of Concordia University.

The tour will be a quick go-around of the physical installations of the greenhouse, accompanied by the presentation of some cool projects and activities offered by the greenhouse. Participants are invited to ask questions about the involvement of the greenhouse at its host university and in the greater urban agriculture movement in Montreal.

The tour will be followed by a movie at 5pm (not hosted by Campus Crops)."Know Your Mushrooms" is a movie about the beautiful world of fungi and their multiple applications, from food to bioremediation.

Email any question regarding the tour at campuscrops@gmail.com
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/622726801106678/ 

About the Greenhouse

"[The Concordia Greenhouse is] an all-organic space geared towards education and research into urban sustainability, community building and food security.

We are are collectively run organization that seeks to provide a safe space for group decision-making, with a foundation in anti-oppression. The greenhouse provides an environment for workshops, film screenings, research projects and community events, and is a springboard for spreading innovative solutions through popular education initiatives. We grow food and teas in the greenhouse year-round.  In the spring and summer months we plant and maintain a number of gardens on campus.  In the past two years, we have transformed our outdoor gardens into urban agriculture training sites, where participants of the City Farm School program work with trained horticulturalists to hone their skills."
They also have many interesting projects going on, from aquaponics and vermicomposting, to the City Farm School, an internship in urban agriculture, and Vert Ta Ville, a program of skill sharing and resource trading between urban agriculture organizations on the Montreal Island.
To learn more, visit their website at http://concordiagreenhouseproject.wordpress.com/

About the movie

Screening: Know Your Mushroom
WhenThu, November 21, 5pm – 7pm
WhereAtrium Lounge (map)
DescriptionFree admission, popcorn and tea! “Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi. Visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi. The oldest and largest living organisms recorded on Earth are both fungi. And their use by a new, maverick breed of scientists and thinkers has proven vital in the cleansing of sites despoiled by toxins and as a "clean" pesticide, among many other environmentally friendly applications. Combining material filmed at the Telluride Mushroom Fest with animation and archival footage, along with a neo-psychedelic soundtrack by The Flaming Lips, this film opens the doors to perception, taking the audience on an extraordinary trip.”

1 comment:

Paul said...

This sounds like a great tour. Nothing beats a live presentation and seeing organic products and projects first hand. And the movie sounds quit interesting as I’m a firm believe in bioremediation.