Category Archives for Urban Agriculture


I officially became an urban agriculture entrepreneur in 2013, after joining friends to co-found the Urban Abundance Solidarity Cooperative (CAUS) in Verdun.

Our company created and manages:

  • seven shared gardens in Crawford Park,
  • two family farmers’ markets during the summer, and
  • an aquaponics model project at the Douglas Research Institute.

Permaculture Garden Design

  • Do you want more food in your landscape?
  • Do you want to create a garden that attracts bees, birds or butterflys?
  • Are you trying to create a seasonal oasis?
  • Do you want a landscape design with plants that stay healthy despite the extreme temperature fluctuations and strong winds typical in Montreal?
  • Are you trying to plant trees, bushes and gardens around your home to improve energy costs while providing food?

As a certified permaculture designer, I can help you create an edible landscape near your home that takes into account climate and environmental factors. As a gardener with more than 20 years of growing experience in a shady, sunny and windy, locale, you can also hire me to help you create an easy-to-care for garden of beauty.

Celebrate Notable Nonfiction

Every month, we'll review the best nonfiction we can find, including biographies, business books, genealogy, history, journalism, podcasts and urban renewal. If you write notable nonfiction yourself, you'll get tips about a four-step process to make it fast and easy.