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The wild cities, a global movement to reintroduce nature within urban settings
Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Community centre (1301 Rue du Bois)
Free-no reservation required
Info: 450-424-8000 ext. 248
*The lecture will be in French but questions will be answered in French and English

Why confine edible plants to a traditional garden in your backyard when you can include them as part of the landscaping around your home? In fact, vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers can replace other decorative plants, or be planted alongside them, on the side of your house, the roof, a wall, a fence, etc. During the conference, we will look at the ecological and economical advantages of these practices. We will also talk about the uses and esthetic appeal of edible plants. In short, the secrets of planting your own edible garden, whether in the soil or in pots, will be shared with you.

The wild cities, a global movement to reintroduce nature within urban settings

A green revolution is taking place in the cities of the planet where more than 50% of the world's population lives! Mankind now recognizes that it has gone astray by concreting and asphalting everything in its path. It is therefore in reaction to this gray period that a global movement of urban greening is now emerging. With, among other things, the advent of green roofs and green walls, it is infrastructures of all kinds and the buildings themselves that become gardens. Plants are now growing on the highest structures: houses, buildings, bridges, parking lots, roads, vehicles, everything can be green !


Biographical Notes

Albert Mondor has a diploma in ornamental horticulture and a degree in plant biology. A passionate horticulturist and garden designer, he has practiced his craft for over 30 years.  In addition to teaching courses and lecturing at conferences across Canada, his weekly gardening column has appeared in the Journal de Montréal and the Journal de Québec since 1999. 

In april 2018, Albert Mondor has published Le nouveau potager, his tenth horticultural book. He is a regular guest and contributor to radio and television programs and his hosting The Trendy Gardener spots broadcasted on Météo Média and on Internet. You can also read his blog called Extreme Horticulture at albertmondor.com.

Designer of several public and private gardens, Albert Mondor has received numerous awards for his landscape designs. Some recent creations are:

In May 2014, Albert Mondor was awarded of the prestigious Henry Teuscher Award, presented by the Montreal Botanical Gardens for his exceptional contribution to the advancement of horticultural knowledge in Quebec. Recognized as a talented and rigorous professional, Mondor serves on various committees, where he offers his expert advice. He is a member of the selection committee for the Mérites Horticoles of the Montreal Botanical Garden and a jury member for the Exceptionnelles of the Daniel A. Séguin Garden in Saint-Hyacinthe.



Healthy and eco-friendly homes

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 7 p.m.
Community centre (1301 Rue du Bois)
Free-reservation required
Info: 450-424-8000 ext. 260
*The lecture will be in French. 

 Document explicatifgracieuseté d'André Fauteux

With André Fauteux, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at La Maison du 21e siècle (maisonsaine.ca), the first Canadian magazine on healthy and eco-friendly homes, which he founded in 1994. Lecture will be in French.

Research conducted by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has shown that a home can have a major impact on the health of its occupants. In this conference, you will learn:

• How to control levels of humidity in order to prevent or resolve issues related to moisture or other micro-organisms;
• How to heat without poisoning yourself with exhaust gas;
• How to identify and eliminate the main sources of chemical pollution (consumer materials and products);
• Which fruits and vegetables contain the most and least amount of pesticides;
• How to control insects and other parasites without using pesticides;
• How to prevent, detect and correct issues with radon (radioactive gas that can infiltrate our homes and is the second leading cause of lung cancer);
• How to measure, identify and reduce electromagnetic fields and their effects on health.

 

 

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