Monthly Archives: July 2012

Last week pickles, this week cakes!

Just as last week was pickled, this week is all about sweetness. Last we took cucumbers and sliced them into coins and spears and shoved them into jars and poured in the pickling brine. Then we shredded carrots and radishes … Continue reading

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Recipes from the Transformer Kitchen

The Food Transformers have been hard at work preserving fresh produce and reducing the waste from the public markets. We’ve even brought some of our finished products back to the market for sale by donation, proceeds going to support our … Continue reading

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Kids in the Garden

Every Thursday morning, Riverview’s Roots gets a visit from the happy day-campers over at Pro-Actif Sante, who come do activities and interact with the garden. We always start off our morning by taking some weather observations using our rain gauge … Continue reading

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Food Transformers are on a roll!

The Food Transformers workshops continue this week! Same project, different place, different time, and different foods! This week we’ll be meeting at the Dawson Community Centre (666 Woodland, Verdun) from 17h30-20h30. Last week we had a great time transforming super-ripe … Continue reading

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Join the Food Transformers!

Hey! Have you heard about our most recent initiative? We’re recruiting participants for a series of kitchen workshops on canning, pickling, and other kinds of food transformation. Terater is our partner organization that runs the public markets in Verdun and … Continue reading

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Things are happening up on that roof!

Although this heat wave may be less than ideal for us, it’s been great for the garden! The rooftop is producing like crazy right now. Yesterday we harvested cucumber, two varieties of zucchini, and paddy-pan squash. This harvest will go … Continue reading

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Introducing the Dawson Rooftop Garden

The Dawson Rooftop Garden entered its second year of production in 2012 – and it’s bound to be a fruitful season! Built in October 2010, a group of volunteers transformed the Dawson Community Centre’s roof into a wide-open terrace – … Continue reading

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Introduction to Riverview’s Roots

Riverview’s Roots Collective Garden is a 4 year-old project of the Riverview Community Learning Center (CLC), and is located at Riverview Elementary in Verdun.  We have a growing garden, including 4 raised beds in the school yard and an in-ground … Continue reading

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