UPCOMING EVENT / PROCHAIN √ČV√ČNEMENT



WATERFRONT JAM

Spring has sprung

Research has begun
Along the waterfront 
in Verdun

Yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far. Opening my pores in gratitude to the glorious sunshine, I listened to David Drummond narrating "The Invention of Nature" by Andrea Wulf on my headphones as I made my way out to forage in Verdun. The book is a biography of Alexander von Humboldt, who became "the father of the environmental movement" by being the first to warn about human-induced climate change. 



Photo: Natalie Doonan © 2017


I met sustainable designer Arrien Weeks at the Verdun metro station. We spent the morning exploring the edge of the St-Lawrence River, including the neighbourhood's controversial new beach, planned to coincide with the city's 375th anniversary celebrations. Here's what it looks like now.


Photo: Natalie Doonan © 2017


We were also on the lookout for edible plants for our upcoming Waterfront Jam event.




Photo: Natalie Doonan © 2017

We found some promising crabapple trees (above), 
and some yet-to-be identified plants (below). Any idea what these are?

 Photo: Natalie Doonan © 2017

Photo: Natalie Doonan © 2017

There were sumacs en masse, dandelions and milkweed attracting early pollinators.

Photo: Natalie Doonan © 2017

Photo: Natalie Doonan © 2017

Photo: Natalie Doonan © 2017


And I wasn't the only one basking in the sun.



Photo: Natalie Doonan © 2017

Stay tuned for info on our upcoming event, featuring Arrien's "Food Truck Bike Trailer"....