Don't let the weather deceive you, spring is here... or at least it is at the coop! We're settting things in motion to welcome the gardening season. Our annual seedling sale is in full swing, and you can now consult the offering for 2011 in store or online at www.boutique.cooplamaisonverte.com. Over 100 varieties of Jardin de l'Écoumène seeds are also in store, and are disappearing quickly. We will be stocking up on rain barrels, sprouting trays and domes, organic fertilizers and compost, as well as all the tools you will need for your garden - big or small. Of course, it wouldn't be the coop without some opportunity for knowledge exchange and gatherings! We are preparing a series of workshops through March, April and May. Keep an eye on the coop's blackboard to keep up to date on the events!
Shout out for volunteers
The coop is looking for members to staff our booth at the Expo Manger Santé et vivre vert this upcoming March 18-20. Spend a day (or two) mingling with the public about the cooperative, and discover some of the new trends in healthy food and sustainable living. Interested? Contact Stephanie at the coop! email@example.com or 514 489 8000.
Look Up Gallery's featured artist for the month of March: Johanne Dallaire
To sign up for an event, please call or visit the Co-op. Unless indicated, events are bilingual and free. For more information, visit our website.
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(Coop la Maison verte)
Ferme Mange Tout is waiting for your subscriptions!
The eighteen weekly baskets are $24.50 each, with delivery to the Coop from late June through late October. The total share price of $460 includes a $18 contribution to the non-profit environmental organisation Équiterre. Half shares are also available for $250. For more information about the 2011 season contact Dave by phone at 514-942-8473 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reserve your share by making an initial deposit of $200 online here, with the remainder payable to the farm prior to the first delivery. Please contribute to developing a sustainable local food system by reserving your share of the 2011 harvest now.
Wednesday 16 March, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
(NDG Food Depot: 2121 Oxford, corner de Maisonneuve, NDG.)
Film screening at the NDG Food Depot
The Social Justice Committee of Montreal and NDG Food Depot invite you to a screening of... The Garden This Oscar-nominated documentary follows the story of a fourteen-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles --the largest of its kind in the United States. Discussion on food sovereignty at home and abroad will follow, with guests: Karen Rothschild of Union Paysanne and Mark Culligan of the NDG Food Depot. Free! Snacks and drink provided. Movie and presentations in English. For more information, contact Roxanne at email@example.com.
Friday 18 March to Sunday 20 March, see below for hours
(Palais des congrès, Place-d'Armes metro )
Eating Well and Living Green Expo
Eat Well And Living Green Expo March 18 (11 AM-8 PM), 19 (10 AM-6 PM) and 20 (10 AM-5 PM) Come visit our kiosk at the 14th annual Eat Well and Living Green Expo, and check out hundreds of other exhibitors in the categories of healthy foods, ecology and global health. (Tickets $12, $10 for seniors and students, free for youth 16 years of age and under). For more information, visit www.expomangersante.com.
Saturday 19 March, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
(Coop la Maison verte)
Ferme du Zéphyr Organic Food Baskets Information Session
Eat healthy and local! Co-op members are invited to register for Ferme du Zéphyr's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) weekly or biweekly shares or the Ferme du Zéphyr fidelity card. Buy what you want, when you want and how much you want! Ferme du Zéphyr grows one of the largest selections of organic vegetables in Québec, ranging from traditional favourites like Butternut squash, cabbage and beefsteak tomatoes to exotics like arugula, sugar snap peas and yellow, green, purple and black heirloom tomatoes. Get more information and registration forms online at www.fermeduzephyr.ca or at the Co-op.
Tuesday 29 March, 7:00pm
(Coop la Maison verte)
Tree of Life workshop hosted by Johanne Dallaire For all those who wish to reconnect with themselves, the Earth and the trees which populate it. The creative Tree of Life workshop offers a simple experience, where the creation of your Tree of Life serves as a means of introspection and spontaneous expression. By means of drawing, assembly, painting, writing and other tools, at your whim - bring your own materials. We explore and stimulate our creativity; express some liberty and a personal visual language; establish links with the group's creative process and share our reflections and discoveries. The workshop is neither an artistic training nor a therapy. Rather, it is a workshop governed by spontaneity, entertainment and simplicity. Looking forward to accompanying you - French workshop with English whispered translation
5785, Sherbrooke street West, Metro Vendome + bus 105 - call us! 514-489-8000