NEW! Spring Seedling Sale Fundraiser for Dawson’s Rooftop Gardens with Urban Seedling!!

April 29th, 2014

Are you interested in planting spring vegetables and getting your garden started?  Urban Seedling is kindly offering to partner with us for a spring garden and seedling sale to raise funds for the Dawson College Rooftop Gardens Project. Join us THIS SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 FROM 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. to purchase everything you need to get your…

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Urban Seedling Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop @ Dawson College

April 16th, 2014

Though you may be discouraged by that snow on the ground today, take heart: The Dawson Rooftop Gardens Project and Urban Seedling are here to help you usher in spring in style with a workshop and fundraiser for the gardens. Interested in growing your own food but don’t know how? Worried that you might not…

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Dawson’s First Earth Day Dig-In–Register to join us!

April 10th, 2014

Spring is (finally) in the air! For us at the Rooftop Gardens Project, that means planning and planting the gardens. This year, we are doing early spring planting and we need your help! Join us for our first official Dig-In at the Rooftop Gardens on April 22, 2014. Come and join one of our site…

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REMINDER! Applications for the Urban Sustainability Internship are due TODAY!

April 4th, 2014

This is a reminder that applications for the Urban Sustainability Internship are due TODAY, April 4, 2014.  Check out our internship site for details on how to apply. Good luck! 

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Vince Giampalma, 2014 Intern

Meet Vince Giampalma, A 2014 Senior Intern

March 30th, 2014

We would like you to meet Vincent Giampalma, a Dawson College graduate and former Environmental Studies profile student, as a 2014 Senior Intern. Welcome, Vince! From his bio: Living, thinking and creating; I perceive as a method of building on the greater practices and wisdoms conceptualized by the some of the great minds that came…

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Internship Applications Due on April 4, 2014!

March 29th, 2014

Internship Applications Due on April 4, 2014! Dawson students!!  Download the application materials for the 2014 internship.  Remember to submit to or office 5D.5 by April 4, 2014.

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Yette Gram

Meet Yette Gram, One of our 2014 Senior Interns

March 29th, 2014

The rooftop gardens project at Dawson is hosting three Senior Interns in 2014.  Meet Yette, a student at Concordia University who will receive credit for the internship through the sustainability studies minor.   From her bio: “I am a Concordia Student from Vancouver, BC, studying Urban Planning with a minor in Sustainability.  I am very…

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On the Future of Bees

July 26th, 2013

Article: On the Future of Bees On colony collapse disorder (CCD) in the bee population (umm…..nothing short of essential to the world’s food supply).  Are we surprised that fungicides and pesticides are part of the answer? From the article: “…In recent years, a class of chemicals called neonicotinoids has been linked to bee deaths and…

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Roxanne Bennett

Update on our Urban Sustainability Interns

July 25th, 2013

Meet one of our urban sustainability interns, Roxanne Bennett!  Roxanne is working on develop critical information on the biodiversity of the gardens at Dawson College.  As part of the rooftop gardens project, she is developing educational materials on the types and uses of containers commonly used in urban agriculture and currently in use on the…

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Group in Garden

The Garden is Growing!

May 3rd, 2013

Students in Environmental Studies embracing and expanding the rooftop gardens. The garden is growing the summer!

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