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Soil in the City: How Cultivating Living Soil can Improve our Relationship with Urban Ecosystems

Part of the MDES22 Research-Creation Show

Date & time
Monday, May 9, 2022
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


Marco Thomas


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Marco Thomas is a natural farmer and living soil expert. Mr. Thomas will discuss his practice, showing us how gardening starts with growing microbes, not plants. 

Special guests from various related industries and the Lachine Canal community will be invited to participate in a discussion post-presentation. The focus of this roundtable will be to create connections and new understandings among the various actors involved in the alteration of urban land.

This event is part of the MDES22 Research-Creation Show.

How can you participate? Attend the discussion in person (note, there is a maximum of 25 audience members permitted in the space) or online by registering for the Zoom meeting or watching live on 4th Space's YouTube channel.

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MDES22 Research-Creation Show

Consider it a large showroom of different ideas in design domains that will present, teach and inspire new ideas for you. The MDES22-research-creation show is Concordia University’s graduation show in design. In the exhibition, the students will display their designs and creations pertaining to their thesis. There will also be a series of different roundtables and workshops concerning research-creation topics. This exhibition will surely benefit the visitors who are interested in multidisciplinary design.

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