Posted by: gdevi | July 25, 2013

Edible Gardens

Today, my aunt was invited to an intergenerational brunch at McGill University, and she took me with her. It was a wonderful event; the food was great, but the best part was seeing the “edible garden” planted at McGill by these NGOs. The gardens are totally incredible–all kinds of vegetables, mostly greens, big herb gardens. The main NGO is called Santropol Roulant and I talked to a couple of their employees; what a wonderful, useful work these young women and men are doing for the community. I wish I could visit their green houses and gardens. They gave us a guided tour of the McGill gardens. There was live entertainment as well — a three piece band playing the Beatles and other songs with a Quebecois French accent. The first song was Its Been a Hard Day’s Night, and they did Hey Jude, Hey You Got to Hide Your Love Away, Train called New Orleans (in French!), Moondance, Blue Suede Shoes, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in a burst of Quebecois patriotic spirit!

Here are some pictures:

1. McGill University

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3. Santropol Roulant on McGill Campus

IMG_09364. Container gardens–the future of sustainable gardening?

IMG_09385. It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night  . . . Beatles in Quebecois French accent . . . Entertainment for the brunch and the garden!

IMG_09486. It’s a Marvelous Night for a Moondance  . . . in Quebecois French accent . . . a young Fred Astaire!

IMG_09527. Hey Jude  . . . You were waiting for someone to perform with . . .

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