UQÀM launches new space dedicated to urban agriculture


Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine (AU/LAB) of the Université du Québec à Montréal has unveiled a multifunctional space dedicated to the promotion of urban agriculture. The Tiers-lieu de l’agriculture urbaine is located in the Centre-Sud district of Montréal and includes a four-season greenhouse, a rooftop community garden, and open spaces for conferences, exhibitions, and other events on the topic of urban agriculture. Tiers-lieu’s rooftop garden will be managed by Carrefour solidaire, a local food organization, while its program of activities will be developed in collaboration with the community. AU/LAB co-director Jean-Philippe Vermette underlines that urban agriculture can counter food insecurity, create a space for the community, and contribute to climate change adaptation.