They will be on store at the end fo April but you can order now online
Coop la Maison Verte and Ferme du Zéphyr are teaming up for their 8th annual organic seedling sale. This year, 20 new varieties were carefully selected by the farm and made available to gardeners, adding some fresh new options to the 140 varieties of heritage tomatoes, vegetables and herbs gardeners have grown to know and love. Each of these varieties will certainly impress, in the garden as well as on summertime plates.
Pre-orders can be placed through the Co-op's online store at boutique.cooplamaisonverte.com or in store, at 5785 Sherbrooke street West as of February 18th. Customers' orders will be ready for pick up every Saturday, from May 11 to June 8. Customers can select the date that is most convenient for them.
This year, customers can opt for one of two drop off points: Coop la Maison Verte (NDG), Cabaret des Bons voisins (Pointe Claire village).
We are now carrying Quebec Microbrews!
An initial 20 varieties have been selected for you! Come on by and take a look! Many more to come in January!
Activities for the month of april 2013
- Thurday April 4th at 7pm
PERMACULTURE & THE FUTURE OF FOOD
Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Research Institute (Australia) explains abundance and food forests in “How to survive the coming crises with permaculture”. It will be followed by Frédéric Back’s AcademyAward-winning NFB animated short “The Man Who Planted Trees”, based on the story by Jean Giono. INVITÉ / GUEST: Graham Calder, permaculturist, P3 Permaculture https://www.facebook.com/events/285408708257736
- Wednesday April 17th University of the Streets Café at 7 pm.
Collaborating Across Difference: What are the human dimensions of sustainable development?
In this public conversation, we will zoom in on the human side of sustainable development and talk about what interpersonal and organizational conditions are required to foster inclusive and participatory decision making. How can we bridge differences between worldviews, cultures, mindsets and values to foster the harmonious and constructive relationships needed to build sustainable solutions? What role might mindfulness play in all of this?
- April 21th is Eart Day at the Coop! 11 am to 16 pm
On Sunday April 21st, the Coop will be celebrating Earth Day (22th of april). We invite everyone to reflect on the impact of our behavior on the environment and to recognize the power we all have to minimize our ecological footprint. The celebration will include sampling table and a crafting corner. Hopefully the first seedlings will also will be available for sale.
- Monday, April 22nd from 4:00-6:00pm
Eco-quartier NDG will be selling backyard composters at the Coop for
residents CDN-NDG only! There will be three models of composters
available: The Soilsaver, the Verticelle Garden and Verticelle
The Soilsaver composters are made from
recycled plastic, while the two Verticelle models are built with
local Quebec cedar.
Each composter costs $25.00. We will
only accept cash for the purchase of a composter.
Please note that
this sale is open to residents of NDG-CDN only. The sale will be held
until quantities last. Unfortunately no reservations can be made for
the purchase of a composter.
- April 28th at 1 pm
A workshop on backyard composting,
hosted by Eco Quartier NDG .After attending this workshop, all
aspects of backyard composting will no longer be a mystery to you! If the sun is
shining, the workshop will be held outside on the Coop terrace. In
case of rain, the workshop will thus be held inside.
Coop la Maison verte is a community-based co-operative that offers ecological solutions for the home as well as resources for responsible consumption. It is the first environmental solidarity co-op in Canada.
The Coop la Maison Verte website is currently getting redone. Our new site will be up and running by the end of this year. Until then, please take the opportunity to subscribe to our facebook page to receive regular updates.
Add value to your coop purchases with fidelity credits!
The coop is now offering you a simple, efficient and advantageous way to receive additional savings on all your purchases at the coop: fidelity-credits! When you obtain a fidelity-credit, the coop will increase the credit value by a percentage proportional to its value. For example, a credit of 300$ will be given a 9% increase to reach a value 327$.
By investing in a fidelity-credit, you are also pre-paying your future purchases at the coop ... two great moves wrapped into one! No need to keep track of the balance of a new card; we will store the information in your account and withdraw from your remaining balance each time you visit! You can then spend your store at whatever speed as you like.
With the holiday season fast approaching, why not consider this option as a practical and beneficial gift for your loved ones?
Message from The Liaison Committee
On behalf of the membership of Coop la Maison verte, the Board of Directors would like to express thanks to the following institutions and organizations for their financial commitments that have allowed for the purchase and renovation of 5783-5785, Sherbrooke Street West: Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins,Fiducie du Chantier de l’économie sociale, Réseau d'investissement social du Québec,Investissement Québec (RISQ) and Corporation de développement économique communautaire Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDEC CDN-NDG). Without their support, this project would not have happened.
We also wish to thank the Preferred Class "A" shareholders of the Co-op. These are members who have purchased $100 shares and raised funds that were necessary for moving forward with the purchase and renovation. We would especially like to thank Ira Salman and Valorisateurs Écologiques for their very important contributions. A big shout-out of thanks to you all!
And so the work continues. If you have been by the Co-op in the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed some dusty workmen and some rumbling. We are trying to keep it down to a dull roar and are hoping not to have any interruptions of service. Current plans see us being open right through the store expansion. We will make every effort to inform members well in advance of any closure.
The expansion project is a big one for our little co-op. We will need the support of members if we are to be successful in our efforts. There are many ways to help:
1. Purchase Class "A" Preferred shares.
2. Contribute articles for our newsletter
3. Commit to visit the store with a non-member, non-gardening friend and get them to try growing a plant.
We are 9,000 members strong and have enormous purchasing power. We need to begin to exercise this power if we are to successfully complete our expansion. The addition of more food items is a big investment but one that will pay off greatly if we can provide our members with good quality food at good prices.
The liaison committee would like to highlight that there are two vacancies on the Board of Directors: one for a user member and one for a support member. Please submit inquiries and/or letters of interest to the secretary of the Board of Directors at email@example.com.