Many studies show the effect of urban agriculture initiatives, whether in school or early childhood education or other settings. Indeed, it promotes awareness of biodiversity; contributes to the improvement of fitness and a healthy diet; allows you to reconnect with nature and develop a strong sense of belonging to your environment.
This training proposes to give the necessary tools for the establishment, animation and management of educational and educational gardens, while exploring inspiring initiatives. It will provide participants with practical knowledge and pedagogical tools to use gardening as a lever for active pedagogy. Also, it will be a space for sharing experiences, concrete resources for starting such projects and a networking space, in order to support the global movement of educational and educational gardening.
This training is intended for teachers, teachers, presenters, working with various clienteles and wishing to set up urban agriculture projects in their institution, their center of early childhood, their community or other medium.
The training will be given by Karine Lévesque, in collaboration with Christelle fournier and with the participation of Éric Duchemin, scientific and training director of AULAB.
Karine Lévesque holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from UQAM (2002) and a DESS in Educational Administration from UdM (2009). In December 2016, she completed the short graduate program in environmental education at UQAM. Since 2002, she teaches students with disabilities or social or academic difficulties and is constantly looking for new projects to get young people into school and then motivate them. Following his participation in the 7 thsummer school on urban agriculture, she developed a real passion for food justice and urban agriculture. In 2015, she set up the “Les jardins des Patriotes” project, which has become a large-scale project, supported by several organizations, within the Micheloise community north of Montreal.
Christelle Fournier is an assistant in agroecology and permaculture. She is currently implementing numerous collaborations in Montreal with the Gamelin Gardens, the Croisée de Longueuil’s solidarity garden and the Champs des possibles.
Two dates: March 17 or April 14
Cost of training: $ 50
To register: https://en.surveymonkey.com/r/6NJBJXC
Training plan: http://www.au-lab.ca/ plan_formation_2018
Payment must be made by check on behalf of the Urban Agriculture Laboratory and sent to:
Laboratory on Urban Agriculture
2349 Rue de Rouen
Montreal (QC) H2K 1L8