SIAL Canada Montreal Self-Sustaining City
'Round Table Tours/Tours de la Table
Montreal, QC
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*Le Tour va se dérouler en anglais mais il peut avoir des questions en français.

Despite the challenges of a northern climate, Montreal has some of the world's finest examples of urban food production. This tour will look at how rooftop space can better be used for urban agriculture, how food and energy can be maximized and recycled, limiting waste around food and its production, and how technology and logistics can help with the production and distribution of local products to local consumers.  We will also see the reality of chefs and restaurants that prioritize local, even urban products: locally fished, farmed and foraged foods. Get the chance to taste Quebec at its best in your plate. Dont miss learning about these amazing organizations including Alveole that has more than 500 bee hives around the city and is educating in schools, corporations, community organizations and in peoples homes about bees and urban beekeeping; Lufa Sustainable Farming that does roof-top greenhouse hydroponic production and was the first of its kind in the world and distributes the products of hundreds of local farmers and artisans through their online grocery store and basket program; Moisson Montreal that recuperates food that would often be destined for the dumpster to the tune of 13 million kilos annually or 61 M$ worth and redistributes it through some 250 organizations and food banks. We will finish off at Manitoba Restaurant, which is specialized in the most local of local products, even producing their own honey on site. We will take a load off to eat and digest the things we saw, people we met and have some time to discuss over a meal.

-visit of Moisson Montréals ecologically renovated building and distribution centre
-Visit of Lufa farms: high-tech roof-top commercial greenhouse, distribution centre and an explanation of their online basket grocery store
-Visit of Alvéoles headquarters and honey house and presentation about what they do
-Three course meal at Manitoba with one alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage included.
-Meet the owners of each establishment and hear their personal stories as well as the evolution of their business.
-Transportation between each site
-Water bottle
-Business cards of the destinations
-Competent guide
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'Round Table Tours/Tours de la Table (View)
4101 decarie boul
Montreal, QC H4A 3J8


Food > Markets & Farms

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: 'Round Table Tours
On BPT Since: May 02, 2014
Tours de la Table Inc