Discover the student-led initiatives on our campuses that connect the community to experiential learning, food security, sustainable food options and volunteer opportunities.
Drop-in Garden Volunteering Schedule
All sessions are on a drop-in basis, so there is no experience or commitment required! If you choose, you can register in advance through the links provided. Be sure to check this page regularly as more opportunities and events will be added.
Please note: in the case of bad weather, the volunteer sessions will be automatically cancelled.
Grey Nuns Community Gardens
Days: Thursdays Location: Grey Nuns (1200 Rue Guy) Time: 4 - 6 p.m. Date: From September 7th
The Concordia Pollinator Garden (photo credit Julian Haber / Concordia University)
Concordia Pollinators Initiative (CPI)
Loyola Campus - behind Psychology Building
These gardens are host to perennial plant species native to Quebec which provide important food and habitat for local pollinator species. What once were two student-led projects are now one great opportunity to learn more about our native plants and pollinators — all while having fun in the gardens!
Loyola Campus – part of the Loyola Farm, this plot is located at the northern-most corner of the campus, north of Rue Terrebonne.
CultivAction is a non-profit solidarity cooperative of urban farmers working with community organizations to create a more sovereign local food system. They offer a variety of programing including volunteer opportunities, urban agriculture courses, CSA baskets and more.
Volunteer this summer for lunchtime gardening sessions at the Grey Nun’s Gardens. The team will revive the raised bed plots to grow a mix of vegetables, herbs and flowers. No experience or commitment necessary.
Loyola Campus: Part of the Loyola farm, located across from the solar house on the northern most part of the campus.
Hamidou Horticulture grows African and ethnic vegetables in Quebec. They offer courses on growing, sell vegetable baskets, and produce seedlings and plants. They also grow and save their own vegetable seeds.
Loyola Campus - in front of the Hingston Hall (HA) building
mind.heart.mouth. uses garden-based learning and sensory experience theories to create workshops and spaces that increase awareness and foster stronger connections with our natural environments and the food production process.
Sankofa Farming Cooperative is calling on Africans, Afro-descendant and Black-Indigenous peoples to reclaim and seek the wisdom of their roots through teach-ins, workshops, media projects, Black-Indigenous farming, gardening, storytelling and rituals.