Montreal happenings for gardeners

Here are a few interesting sales and events for Montreal gardeners that you may not have heard about

As gardening season gets under way, there are always a few gardeners who wait till the last minute to get their plants in.

If you love heirloom plants and herbs, here are a few places you may want to check out if you need plants for your garden:

Santropol Roulant Seedling Sale

Santropol Roulant’s annual seedling sale today offers a wide variety of heirloom, organic and open-pollinated plants. When you buy from them you also support a great cause.

Plants cost $3.50 each or 3 for $10

The list includes:

  • tomatoes
  • eggplants
  • peppers
  • basil
  • parsley
  • lettuce
  • shallots
  • ground cherry
  • cucumbers
  • summer and winter squash

When: Saturday June 1st 2013, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Santropol Roulant, 111 Roy St. E. (corner Coloniale)

Seedlings at the Coop La Maison Verte

Once again the Coop has teamed up with Ferme du Zéphyr for the eighth edition of its annual seedling sale. The sale is ongoing – seedlings are for sale until supplies last.

This year’s sale features more than 140 varieties of certified organic heritage tomatoes, vegetables and herbs.

While some varieties are now sold out, there’s still plenty of choice.

Plants generally cost $4 each

When: ongoing, while supplies last
Where: Coop La Maison Verte, 5785, Sherbrooke Street West

Marché des Savoirs: édition Agriculture urbaine

Call it an urban agriculture knowledge-sharing/skill-sharing/barter event.

A Montreal startup called E-180 has joined Santropol Roulant in organizing a get-together where people can discuss urban agriculture, get advice on projects  and share their knowledge.

Check out Santropol Roulant’s terasse and enjoy food and drink from Crudessence and RISE Kombucha.

Bring along a plant to trade with other gardeners. The groups Troc ton jardin and Plantcatching will be there to help make that happen.

Other groups at this gathering will include Lufa Farms, Équiterre, Éco-stage (Katimavik), and Montreal’s Urban Ecology Centre, it’s sort of a who’s who of Montreal groups involved with urban agriculture (though it puzzles me to see Action Communiterre missing from this event).

All the publicity I’ve seen about it so far has been in French, it’s unclear whether this gathering is in French only.*

**Note: There is information in English at the bottom of the registration page.

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Santropol Roulant, 111 Roy St. E. (corner Coloniale)

Cost: Pay what you can donation to Santropol Roulant

There are only 100 spaces available for this get-together.
You can register here

Happy gardening!

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