Launch of MontréalCulteurs


MONTRÉAL, Oct. 14, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – The Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine (AU/LAB) is proud to announce the launch of MontréalCulteurs, A singular program That currents A combination of consulting, incubation and networking providers to facilitate metropolis agricultural enterprise start-ups in Montréal. This method is designed To fulfill properly documented wants and assists The event of metropolis farms, whether or not enterprise endeavours or social financial system enterprises.

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The MontréalCulteurs program will current assist and join property house owners and property managers Who’ve an empty space at their disposal—a roof, basement, enterprise space, Parking lot or vacant lot—with metropolis agriculture companies (cooperatives, non-income or particular personal enterprises) Looking for A spot to Arrange an metropolis farm So as to develop greens, mushrooms, micro-sprouts, flowers or grapes, enhance bugs or fish, or farm bees. Urban agricultural considerations additionally revenue from three entrepreneurial teaching streams specializing in metropolis agriculture, a enterprise incubator, a collection of workshops and A numerous program of events (webinars, guided excursions and networking alternatives) provided by metropolis agriculture specialists.

“Over the previous 10 years, enterprise metropolis agriculture has been rising exponentially. Right now, Montréal is A pacesetter in metropolis agriculture And residential to 45 farms, Greater than Ancompletely different metropolis On the earth. The MontréalCulteurs program will constrongate that management place And current a springboard To maintain Montreal going over The subsequent decade.” – Jean-Philippe Vermette, Director, Public Coverage and Packages, Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine

MontréalCulteurs attracts its inspiration from the Parisculteurs, a revenueable program launched by The metropolis of Paris in 2016 to assist A Quantity of agricultural tasks.

The MontréalCulteurs program was made potential by a partnership with the City of Montréal. It receives funding from the Québec authorities beneath the Movement-Climat Québec program and meets the goals of the 2030 Plan for a Inexpertised Economy.

MontréalCulteurs additionally advantages from the know-how of the École des entrepreneurs du Québec’s Montréal campus and the expertise of L’ARTERRE, a assist and twinning service established in 2016 and coordinated by the Quebec Reference Center for Agriculture and Agri-meals (CRAAQ), that contributes to the vitality of Québec communities and the productive use of farmland throughout the province.

MontréalCulteurs relies upon on the steadfast confidence of its visibility partners (the Centrale Agricole cooperative, Maison du développement sturdy and Palais des congrès de Montréal) To assist showcase its initiatives.

“The mannequin new 2030 Plan for a Inexpertised Economy is a significant authorities step in the direction of meeting The numerous collective challenges posed by the local climate emergency, However the participation of society as A complete Is important if We’re To understand our local climate goals. The federal authorities can’t do it alone. It wants groups Simply like the Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine to sensitize, encourage and traInside The lads And women on The beneathside So as To vary our life and consumption habits. That is why the MontréalCulteurs enterprise is assisted by Movement-Climat Québec. It is tasks like this one Which will obtain lasting social transformation.” – Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Wrestle in the direction ofs Climate Change, Minister Responsible for the Wrestle Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Area.

“The City of Montréal Might be very proud to contribute to the creation of the MontréalCulteurs program To assist start new metropolis farms Inside The middle of The metropolis. As a Outcome of of The assist currentd, entrepreneurs Might have a strong Advertising Technique to Guarantee their companies’ future. Property managers who welcome these farms Shall be In a place to generate worth from their beneath-used spaces. By assisting MontréalCulteurs—an initiative that assists the goals of the 2021 financial restoration plan and 2021-2026 Urban Agriculture Technique—the City is encouraging The enlargement of an rising financial sector Which will assist construct a green, resilient Montréal and showcase its obtainments.” – Véronique Doucet, Director of Montréal’s Service du développement économique.

Regarding the Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine (AU/LAB)
The Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine is a not-for-revenue group Devoted to evaluation, teaching, innovation, and action Inside The world of metropolis agriculture and meals. As a nationally and internationally acknowledged authority in metropolis agriculture, the laboratory boasts a wealth Of expertise and Greater than 12 years of expertise. Its duties embrace administration of the Carrefour de recherche, d’expertise et de transfert en agriculture urbaine (CRETAU). As a Outcome of of its partnership with the Palais des congrès de Montréal, the laboratory has 2,000 m2 of space Devoted to agricultural manufacturing, agronomic and financial evaluation and assist providers. The roof of the Palais des congrès is Definitely one of Québec’s main showcases for experimentation and promoting metropolis agricultural methods and utilized sciences (it even boasts the very first northern rooftop winery, Arrange in 2017 by the incubated enterprise Vignes en ville) and assists the Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine’s efforts To promote MontréalCulteurs, its new, groundbreaking program. These initiatives will Little question encourage completely different Montréal property house owners Inside the years To return.

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