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 August 11, 2015  Film, Gardening

Story of Seeds posterWe will be showing Open Sesame – The Story of Seeds on Tuesday, September 1 at 2 pm in the Harold Greenspon Auditorium.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Devlin Kuyek, researcher and author of Good Crop / Bad Crop – Seed Politics and the Future of Food in Canada. Discover the story of seeds by following the challenges and triumphs of some of their most tireless stewards and advocates and learn more about the Canadian food system.

This event is FREE! For more information, contact

Jul 292015
 July 29, 2015  Gardening

Garden Club posterThe CSL Library Garden Club
Tuesdays from 10 am to noon and Thursdays from 2 pm to 4 pm

Join our expert green thumb Laurence Fauteux and a crew of dedicated volunteers to help maintain the vegetables, fruit, and flowers in the library’s demonstration garden. Perfect your gardening skills with Laurence’s help, and take home part of the harvest as a thank you for your work!

Register for the club at the front desk. All ages welcome!


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May 142015
 May 14, 2015  Gardening, Special Events

great-tomato-plant-giveaway_500pxThe Great Tomato Plant Giveaway

Sunday, May 31
1 pm to 3 pm

Join us in the Library’s Demonstration Garden (near the parking lot at 5851 Cavendish) and receive your complimentary tomato plant!

First come, first served. Limited quantities; one plant per person.

Proof of Côte Saint-Luc residency required. (Valid proof of residency includes a driver’s license, Hydro-Quebec bill, or recent bank or credit card statement.)

Please contact CSL’s Urban Agriculture Coordinator, Laurence Fauteux, at 514-485-6945 or at for more information.

Apr 102015
 April 10, 2015  Gardening, Special Events

Seedy-Sunday_500pxDon’t miss Seedy Sunday, the first ever Côte Saint-Luc Seed Exchange! This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday April 19 from noon to 3 pm at the Eco-Café

Get more from your seeds and exchange them for new varieties of your favorite vegetables! Mingle with other gardeners from your community and be sure to attend a unique seed-saving presentation by Aaron Lyons from Hawthorn Farm. Mr. Lyons will explain basic seed-saving techniques and principles and will advise us on how to maintain our own seed collection at the Eleanor London Seed Library.

What a great way to start the gardening season! Don’t forget to bring your personal seeds for the exchange…

Apr 102015
 April 10, 2015  Gardening, Workshops

home-grown_Spring2015_500pxHome Grown Gardening Workshops start April 14th!
Tuesdays at 7 pm – April 14, 21, and 28

Are you interested in starting your own vegetable gardening project but don’t know when to start? Do you want to start learning more about the basics of vegetable gardening? If so, then this workshops series is for you!

Join Laurence Fauteux on Tuesdays as we explore basic plant needs, garden design, fertilization and pest-management. This series is specifically designed for beginner gardeners who want to develop their gardening skills and meet other community members who are starting similar projects!

Register today! The workshops are free for CSL Library members and $15 for non-members. Go to the main circulation desk to register or contact Laurence at 514-485-6900, ext. 4201 for more information.

See you next Tuesday!