The gardening team standing shoulder to shoulder while smiling.

It's quite likely that you have passed one of our campus gardens at the Loyola campus. Or perhaps you have heard about the Concordia greenhouse. Volunteer or learn more about the amazing student-led initiatives connecting our campus community to experiential learning, food security, and sustainable food options.


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CultivAction CSA Baskets


Community Supported Agriculture Baskets

A CSA membership is an affordable and convenient way to get fresh, farm-direct, local produce. With produce grown on the Loyola Campus, it doesn't get more local than that!


Pick-ups are every Wednesday from
4–7 p.m. at the Loyola Campus Quad (the grassy part just past and across the Vanier library)

From July 6 until November 2

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A smiling woman wearing a basebal cap, t-shirt and shorts crouches in the soil as she harvests lettuce using scissors.

City Farm School / CultivAction


CultivAction

Loyola Campus - behind Hingston Hall (formerly City Farm School)

Cultivaction is a non-profit solidarity cooperative of urban farmers working in collaboration with community organizations in Lachine and at Concordia University to transition towards a more sovereign local food system.

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Surrounded by seedlings ready to transplant, a woman kneels in freshly turned eaarth at Loyola and digs a hole using a trowel.

The Concordia Pollinator Garden (photo credit Julian Haber / Concordia University)


Concordia Pollinators Initiative

Loyola Campus - behind Psychology Building

CPI tends two educational gardens, growing perennial plant species native to Quebec to provide food for our local pollinators from spring through autumn.

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A woman stands next to an abundance of seedlings in the greenhouse. She grins as she brings a leaf up to her nose to sniff.

The Concordia Greenhouse seedling sale


Concordia Greenhouse

SGW Campus - Hall 13th floor

The Greenhouse provides a welcoming, organic green space that fosters community by providing experiential learning opportunities within a year-round growing environment.

Please note that volunteer opportunities are severely limited during the summer due to excessive heat in the greenhouse.

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A lush vegetable garden grows from four raised wooden beds at the Loyola campus. Behind it, trees partially obsure the view of the Psychology building.

The mind.heart.mouth garden


mind.heart.mouth

Loyola Campus - in front of HA building

mind.heart.mouth. combines experiential learning in garden-based pedagogy and consumer sensory experience theories to create workshops and spaces designed to increase awareness and greater connections with our natural environments and with the ways, our food is produced.

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Many rows of raised and mulched garden beds sprout green plants. In the background, a fence seperates the garden from the residential area behind.

The People's Potato garden


People's Potato

Loyola Campus - behind rue Terrebonne

The community garden is the People's Potato's main summer project. Its goal is to provide a space that encourages volunteer participation while providing community members with access to fresh and organic vegetables. Everyone who participates in the project is encouraged to implement new ideas and undertake new initiatives.

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City Farm School's perennial garden behind a brutalist concrete building

City Farm City Farm School Medicinal Herbs Perennial Garden


City Farm School Medicinal Plants Apprentice Garden

Loyola Campus - behind Hingston Hall

This perennial garden is a wonderful and established space that flourishes each year under the care of its staff and apprentices.  Each season a new group of apprentices use this space to learn to care for the plants and transform them so they can care for us.

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Hands holding freshly grown okra.

Hamidou Horticulture


Hamidou Horticulture

Behind Hingston Hall

Hamidou Horticulture is a project specializing in growing African and ethnic vegetables right here in Quebec.  Multifaceted, this project offers hands-on courses for growing, market and CSA vegetable baskets, production of seedlings and plants as well growing and saving their own vegetable seed.

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Four people in red, blue, yellow, and black raincoats planting a coniferous sapling in a large hole with shovels.

Native Tree Project


Native Tree Project

Loyola campus - multiple locations

An urban mini-forest, featuring 188 indigenous trees, encourages biodiversity in various ways including attracting pollinators and providing food and habitat for local wildlife.  A truly collaborative project brought to life by students, staff and faculty with the support of Soverdi - a local not-for-profit organization who protects and promotes Montreal's urban forests.

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