The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation – On July 21, Santropol Roulant, a longtime Foundation grantee, unveiled their new rooftop garden and urban agriculture demonstration site to the public and media.
“We want this to be a community building. We wanted to move from being a neighbourhood meals-on-wheels to a community food centre,” says Tim Murphy, Santropol’s director of sustainability. “We have compost in the basement, we have gardening on the roof, we have our kitchen on the ground floor. All of this is meant to showcase what it means to have a sustainable urban food cycle.”
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization funding programs that support Canadians in building a more innovative, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient society.
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Feature video from The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation below…
(Below) – A quick look at the 1500 square foot rooftop garden on top on the Santropol Roulant “community food centre” in Montreal.
(Below) – Noémie Desbiens Riendeau explains the rooftop garden at Santropol Roulant’s new building and “community food centre” in Montreal.