We acknowledge that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands and give honor and gratitude to those who stewarded and continue to steward this land. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
The City Farm School is an initiative of The Concordia Greenhouse to develop partnerships and expertise in urban agriculture on the island of Montréal. Our aim is to promote a cultural shift towards more resilient communities able to meet the challenges posed by climate change by focusing on local food autonomy. With the support of Concordia University, The City Farm School (CFS) offers seminars, discussions, internship placements, volunteer opportunities and popular education style teach-ins on permaculture, organic crop planning, producing seedlings, mushroom cultivation, composting, pest management, organic plant nutrition, rain water harvesting, and other topics of great public interest, promoting a strong focus on experiential learning and the cultivation of a can-do spirit.
A major component of the programmis our urban agriculture training program designed to prepare participants to become leaders in the emerging urban agriculture movement. To achieve this, the school will address three main areas:
i) Organic food growing – learning how to grow food in the city,
ii) Food Politics – understanding and addressing food security and food sovereignty.
iii) Creating sustainable communities and engaging in community engagement.