Nos programmes

Collective Gardening

About: 

During the spring, summer and fall, the Depot facilitates garden sessions where members learn, grow and share in the harvest. The skill-building sessions are open to everyone in the community, including seniors, families, and Depot program participants.

How to Get Involved: 

Join one of our six collective gardens around NDG and Montreal West. Collective gardens have set gardening schedules where garden members and a facilitator show up together to learn ecological gardening techniques, share the work of maintaining the garden, and divide the harvest between members.

For more information check out our FAQ page.

Registration is now open!

All information about registration can be found in this folder. Please read the documents carefully for information about garden schedules and locations. 

Please send in your registration form and membership contribution by mail or email, or pick up a printed copy at our office. Space is limited and registration will be completed on a first come first served basis.

Contact Lauren Pochereva for more information. 

Community Gardening

About: 

We provide support and management for the borough's 3 community gardens in NDG, where residents can sign up for a garden plot for the year.

How to Get Involved: 

Sign-up to have a garden must be done through the borough of Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. If the waiting list is too long, why not try joining one of our collective gardens?

For more infomation contact Lauren Pochereva.

Emergency Food Distribution

About: 

Our twice-weekly emergency food baskets provide healthy groceries for members of our community.

Service hours (Please call for more details and to see if you're elegible!):

  • Tuesday: 2 pm to 7 pm
  • Friday: 10 am to 2 pm

Areas Served:
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How to Get Involved: 

Volunteer to help with distribution, packaging, registration or greeting. Each service day we rely on a team of over 20 volunteers to help with the distribution of 150 emergency food baskets. To volunteer, contact Julie Kourakos

For more information on how to receive a basket, please contact the Depot

Good Food Market

About: 

Our weekly public market links local farms and production gardens to the community. Features tasty homemade snacks, entertainment, referral services, & member discounts.

How to Get Involved: 

Come do your shopping at the Good Food Market! We are open every Friday during the spring, summer and fall at the Depot (2146 ave. de Marlowe) from 1:30 - 6:30pm.

There are also lots of volunteer opportunities at the Market, from crepe-making to working the cash register. We rely on a dedicated group of volunteers to promote the creation of a central hub for fresh, local food at prices that make it available to all. To volunteer, contact Julie Kourakos.

Follow the market on Facebook for updates, recipes and more!

 

Home Deliveries

About: 

Our emergency food baskets, delivered monthly to those who would not otherwise we able to access the service, includes low-income seniors and older adults experiencing loss of autonomy, who are usually referred by local health agencies.

How to Get Involved: 

We’re always looking for volunteer drivers who can deliver baskets and pack them at he Depot according to participant’s nutritional restrictions. A great opportunity to regularly get involved for those with access to a vehicle.

For more information contact Susan Munro

Incubator Gardens

About: 

This program is for Depot participants who are committed to adding gardening to their lifestyle as a means to improving their food security. Participants cultivate their own garden plot, attend workshops, and have access to resources and support from our urban agriculture staff. We work with community members to develop their garden knowledge and skills over a couple of growing seasons with the goal of taking on a more permanent plot in one of the city's community gardens.

Due to limited space, participation is limited to selected participants only.

Les Ateliers Boîte à Lunch

About: 

Les Ateliers Boîte à Lunch is a program focussed on education about nutrition and healthy eating. We aim to improve the food security of children, teens, and their families in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and beyond! As part of this project, students in elementary and high schools participate in educational after-school workshops in partnership with NDG’s community centers.

How to Get Involved: 

For more information about the program, please visit Boîte à Lunch's website

Share your cooking knowledge by participating as a volunteer animator! To volunteer, contact Beccah Frasier

Meal Program

About: 

Our free healthy meals are served twice weekly during basket distribution, and are open to the whole community.

How to Get Involved: 

We rely on a large group of kitchen volunteers who together with our Community Chef prepare and serve over 400 fresh meals a week. To volunteer, contact Julie Kourakos.

Production Gardening

About: 

Production gardens grow food for our various programs, primarily providing our free meal program with fresh herbs and vegetables.

How to Get Involved: 

We rely on volunteers to help out with the maintenance, harvesting, and upkeep of these gardens. Short-term or full-season volunteering opportunities for individuals or groups.

Contact Lauren Pochereva for more information. 

Seed Production and Conservation

About: 

Montreal’s Seedy Weekend is our annual seed sale and exchange at the Montreal Botanical Gardens. Includes three days of speakers and presentations. Attendees gain access to quality organic and heirloom seeds from local producers and benefit from an increased knowledge of urban agriculture practices and initiatives in Quebec.

How to Get Involved: 

Volunteer at our annual event or participate in our collective gardens where we plant, grow, and collect heirloom vegetables, herbs, and their seeds.

For more information contact Lauren Pochereva