From Brazil to Montreal: Best Practices in Urban Agriculture

Agriculture urbaine

At 12:15 on June 20, 2018 , the Centre for Sustainable Development, Climate Reality Project Canada and the City of Montréal host From Brazil to Montreal: Best Practices in Urban Agriculture organized as part of our Lunch & Learn conferences during the ICLEI World Congress 2018.

Don't miss this opportunity to discover the best practices in urban agriculture in Brazil and Montreal with Evelyn R. Nimmo, PhD (Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil) and Gaëlle Janvier (Alternatives, Montréal). They will discuss about the present barriers and opportunities to multiplying urban food production and increasing local food security in Canadian and Brazilian contexts.

Urban agriculture can shorten supply chains and reduce food wasted in transit, playing an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Done right, it also has the potential to build community and strengthen social ties between cultures and generations.

Brief presentations will be followed by a question and answer period with the audience and a guided tour of the neighborhood to discover different urban agriculture projects! Seed balls and instructions to plant them (it's easier than you think!) will be distributed in partnership with Seed the Globe.

Important: the conference will be held in English and French.


Matthew Chapman from Climate Reality Project Canada

Event details

Duration of the conference: 1 h. Duration of the guided tour: 30 min. Suggested contribution: 5$.

Webcast of the event (1:32:51):




Thank you!

The Centre for Sustainable Development would like to thank Hydro-Québec, the main partner in its programming, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins, Journal Metro, Climate Reality Project Canada, City of Montréal and Alternatives. The greenhouse gas emissions associated with the transportation of participants in the 2018 programming will be offset by Planetair.

Proud partner of the City of Montréal and Sustainable Montréal 2016-2020.