From Joe Nasr at Greenest City :

Organized by Ryerson’s Chang School in conjunction with Toronto Urban Growers will be taking place on Friday the 15th at 2PM.  Eric Duchemin, one of the key actors in the dynamic urban agriculture movement in Montreal… focusing on the recently established and fast-growing research and action hub that he is leading.  Registration details are below.

Urban Agriculture, Montreal Style! Hybrid Research Hub Supports Urban Resiliency

Join Eric Duchemin, Co-Founder and Scientific Director, Laboratory on Urban Agriculture/Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine (AU / LAB) (, as he provides an overview of AU / LAB’s activities – including an experimental rooftop farm, eco-grazing, rooftop vineyards, and the Urban Agriculture Montreal Hub. Eric will also present the preliminary results of a three-year research project that evaluates how urban agriculture, and particularly household gardens, act as green infrastructure for individual and collective resilience in an era of climate change.

AU / LAB is a hybrid research centre and hub that conducts social, technical, and economic research on urban agriculture (UA). It is a nonprofit organization that is associated with the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and works with municipalities, real estate developers, building managers, farming social groups, and other UA stakeholders to help in UA planning and development.

This event is presented by The Chang School’s Certificate in Food Security and Course Series in Urban Agriculture, and is co-sponsored by Toronto Urban Growers.

DATE: Friday, February 15, 2019

TIME: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Ryerson University

Heaslip House, 7th Floor

Peter Bronfman Learning Centre

297 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON

CONTACT: 416.979.5000, ext. 6674

TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE TALK: Please click on the following link:

Accessibility: The Chang School is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us two to three weeks in advance of the event if you have any particular accommodation requirements.

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