Nos programmes

Collective Gardening


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


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: 

Registration for the waiting list for the NDG community gardens is now done through the Depot! Only residents of the City of Montreal are eligible to have a garden plot. If you live in a different city (example Côte-St-Luc or Westmount) your municipal government has its own community garden program.

How to sign up for the waiting list for the NDG community gardens:

  1. Fill out the registration form. Download the form or pick up a paper copy at the NDG Food Depot (6505 Somerled Avenue).
  2. Review the rules of the community garden.
  3. Attach a proof of residence (example: a copy of your driver's license or bill, leases are not accepted).
  4. Return your form and proof of residence to the NDG Food Depot by email (, by mail or in person at 6505 Somerled Avenue, Montréal, QC H4V 1S7.

For any questions, please contact Lauren Pochereva.

Community Kitchens


Learn new cooking skills by preparing a variety of recipes in one of our community kitchen workshops.

How to Get Involved: 

To see the current schedule, and to sign up to participate in a community kitchen, contact Jennifer Brennan

See more details about these programs here.

Interested in volunteering? Find out how you can assist our Intergenerational Cooking Workshops by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Kourakos

Emergency Food Distribution


We offer individuals and families 2 days worth of food twice per month. Basic grocery items in the basket include: milk, rice, tuna, beans, pasta, fruits and vegetables, and bread. Other food and personal items vary depending on availability. As much as possible we focus on healthy foods with high nutritional value.

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:

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

Areas Served:

Good Food Market



Our thrice weekly public market links local farms and production gardens to the community. Other than the fresh, local and affordable produce, the market also features tasty homemade snacks and entertainment.


How to Get Involved: 

Come do your shopping at the Good Food Market!

From spring to fall, our market open 3 days a week across the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood.

Walkley Centre
Closed until spring 2018!

Closed until spring 2018!

NDG Park
Closed until spring 2018!

There are also many volunteering 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


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.

For more information contact Susan Munro

How to Get Involved: 

We’re always looking for volunteer drivers who can deliver baskets and pack them at he Depot according to participants' nutritional restrictions. A great opportunity to regularly get involved for those with access to a vehicle. To volunteer contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Incubator Gardens


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


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


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


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

How to Get Involved: 

We occasionally 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 may be possible.

Contact Lauren Pochereva for more information. 

Seed Production and Conservation


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 become a member of our collective gardens where we plant, grow, and collect heirloom vegetables, herbs, and their seeds.

For more information contact Lauren Pochereva