Come and see the aquaponic installation in the Douglas Institute greenhouse in Verdun on July 14, at 6 p.m.
We’ll explain how the system works and you can see the plants and the fish, which are growing quickly. After only 8 weeks of operation, some of our plants are immense and the tilapias have tripled in size.
The Wellington Family Market will take place Sundays between noon and 4 p.m. from July 5 until September 13, 2015 in the Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs Church green space on Galt at Wellington.
The Desmarchais/Crawford family market will take place Wednesdays between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. from July 8 until September 24, 2015 in the green space in front of the main entrance of the Cultural Centre of Verdun (library), 5955, rue Bannantyne.
Anne-Frédérique Hébert-Dolbec wrote an article in Le Messenger de Verdun:
Fresh products in every Verdun neighbourhood
Family public markets will be installed in all three borough neighbourhoods this summer. For the first time in six years, the mainland joins Nun’s Island in ensuring that all residents have access to fresh food and local products close to home.
Tonight, Verdun borough councillors voted to give a subsidy of $20,000 to the Art of Raising Children (ARC) organization to animate farmers’ markets in collaboration with the Urban Abundance Solidarity Coop (CAUS).
Guillaume Voyer, the president of CAUS was there to thank them.
Watch his comments at minute 16.31 un the second part of the question period on the videao archives of council meetings.