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Discover the student-led initiatives on our campuses that connect the community to experiential learning, food security, sustainable food options and volunteer opportunities.

City Herbal Apprentice Gardens on a clear sunny day

City Farm City Farm School Medicinal Herbs Perennial Garden

City Herbal Apprentice Gardens

Loyola Campus – part of the Loyola Farm, located beside the solar house

This perennial garden boasts many varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs. with a balanced ecosystem to support all the plants. Located next to the perennial herb garden by the solar house, the The Food Forest is planted with a diverse array of fruit trees, berries, and nuts, alongside a variety of flowers and herbs. The revitalization of the Food Forest will help protect the habitat of a diverse array of local animals, and will contribute to the effort of increasing the biodiversity on campus.

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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 (temporarily temporarily relocated to Hall building 7th floor)

Sir George Williams Campus - Hall building on the 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 very limited during the summer due to excessive heat in the greenhouse.

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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 (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!

the cultivaction garden in the foreground, and in the background are gardeners working together on the farm.

City Farm School / CultivAction


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.

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The words "Local Eco-Responsable CSA Baskets" in front of a basked of produce, including tomatoes, beets, lettuce, and yellow pepper.

CultivAction CSA Baskets

Want fresh produce from our gardens?

Concordia Farmers' Market (CFM) membership is an affordable and convenient way to get fresh, farm-direct, local produce. 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) basket pick-ups are every Tuesdays (3 - 6 p.m.) from June 25 until August 27 at the Loyola Campus and every Wednesday (3 - 6 p.m.)  from September 4 until October 30th at the SGW Campus.

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Grey Nun's Community Garden

Grey Nuns Community Gardens

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.

Hands holding freshly grown okra.

Hamidou Horticulture

Hamidou Horticulture

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.

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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


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.

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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

A collaborative urban mini-forest project with over 188 indigenous trees encourages biodiversity by attracting pollinators and providing food and habitat for local wildlife.

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Children walking through the garden

The People's Potato garden

People's Potato Community Garden

Loyola Campus -part of the Loyola Farm, this garden is located inside a fence on the corner of Terrebonne, east of Hingston Hall (HA).

The People's Potato community garden is a space that encourages volunteering while providing the community with access to fresh and organic vegetables.

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Children walking through the garden

Sankofa Farming Cooperative

Sankofa Farming Cooperative

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. 

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