Today as we walked near Montreal’s Jean Talon Market we spotted this citizen-driven collective garden. Its benches are made from wooden pallets, as are many of its planter boxes. There’s a rain barrel on site, and also a distribution box for books so that people may leave or take as many books as they wish. So it’s a place where people can garden and/or relax with a good book.
I found this article (in French) about the garden. It’s located in an abandoned parking lot behind a fire station and sprouted up (sorry, bad pun) in 2014 when some young residents and firefighters wanted to green the area. The philosophy is anyone can join the garden collective.
Later we saw this bus in the parking lot of a Vaudreuil-Dorion shopping centre. The licence plate says New Brunswick. There was no one in the bus when we took photos and I wonder what it’s all about. Do you know?