The People's Potato Community Garden
Located at Concordia’s Loyola Campus in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG), the community garden is the People's Potato's main summer project. Its goal is to provide a space that encourages volunteer participation while providing community members with access to fresh and organic vegetables. Although coordinated by People's Potato collective members, the garden is the result of the input and dedication of many volunteers. Everyone who participates in the project is encouraged to implement new ideas and undertake new initiatives.
In the past, the community garden project has worked in solidarity with groups such as MUCS (Montreal Urban Community Sustainment), the NDG Food Depot, and the Head and Hands young parents program. The community garden has received financial support from the Sustainability Action Fund and the Concordia Student Union, and has been provided with materials thanks to Concordia’s facilities management. The Concordia Greenhouse also provides the garden with most of its organic seedlings. Thank you!
Volunteering in the Garden (update June 4th, 2020: Until further notice, we will not be able to have our volunteers come to the garden due to restrictions imposed by the pandemic)
Volunteers are needed at the People’s Potato community garden between the months of May and September. Activities include building gardening structures, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. Volunteering is open to students as well as community members, and can be a great way to learn more about gardening and food politics, to help build a stronger NDG community, and to help other food security organizations. And of course, you can take home some of the fruits of your labour when harvest time arrives! If you are interested in joining us this summer, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org