Kate McKenna · CBC News · Posted: Nov 25, 2019 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 25 Julie Langlois oversees some public gardens in her role as project manager of Un Plant de Tomate à la Fois. She says her organization needs to make deals to use private space, including in the yard of this church, because there is not enough community gardening space in Montreal. (Kate McKenna/CBC) Julie Langlois bends over to inspect the carrots, still growing underneath soil dusted with snow. "It’s OK, they’re OK in this weather," she said. "The frost makes them sweeter." She’s standing in the courtyard of a church in the Montreal neighbourhood of Verdun, where her organization, Un Plant de Tomate à La Fois, rents a space of about 15 x 15 for a collective garden. She says the garden helps feed about 10 local families, many of whom have young children who learn about gardening through growing their own vegetables. Langlois has been involved in urban agriculture over ten years. In that time, she’s seen a shift in collective and community gardening. In collective gardening, a group of neighbours shares and cultivates a plot of land together. In community gardening, […]


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