It’s at the local level that many of the necessary global changes take place. By choosing to get involved or to develop a project in urban agriculture, you contribute directly to building the world of tomorrow. A world we want greener, more resilient, more human … and nourishing!

Citizen involvement

By giving your time, investing your money, sharing your creativity… There are many ways to contribute to the growth of urban agriculture! You can:

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    Plant edible plants at home

    A green city starts in your yard (or on your balcony)!

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    Encourage local agriculture

    Buy local

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    Become an Urbainculteurs' member

    Support our work, participate in our democratic life and enjoy various benefits. Join us now!






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    Start or take part in a Incredible Edible initiative

    Self-service gardens, sharing food

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    Subscribe to our newsletter

    To keep up to date with volunteering opportunities: subscribe!

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    Get involved in a collective or a local organization

    Like Craque-Bitume, Verdir St-Roch, RAUQ or Croque ton quartier, in Québec City





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    Share your resources on Plant Catching

    Too many plants or seeds? They could make someone happy!

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    Let know that you're interested in a garden at work

    It’s by a small group of motivated employees that most projects are launched! We can help you!

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    Advocate for the cause

    Get involved in a citizen committee


Business involvement

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    Create or support the creation of a garden in your work environment

    This is our speciality, contact us! Refer to the Services to organizations section.

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    Become an Urbainculteurs' member

    Support our work, participate in our democratic life and enjoy various benefits. Join us now!

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    Sponsor a non-profit organization for the creation of a garden

    Just like the project Mission Jardins Urbains




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    Become a drop-off point

    for the delivery of organic baskets, for your employees or your neighbors. Contact Équiterre.

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    Sponsor the creation of a school garden

    to provide a stimulating learning environment, healthy food and a greener playground for our children.

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    Promote local purchases

    in your procurement policy.


Involved municipality

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    Establish a clear and ambitious municipal urban agriculture policy

    And why not, sign the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact!

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    Support productive projects

    Ones that produce large volumes of fresh fruits and vegetables in food deserts.

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    Promote urban agriculture initiatives

    to the citizens and tourists




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    Support the establishment of commercial and community greenhouses

    to lengthen the season

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    Relax the rules

    to allow the emergence of initiatives

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    Support training and information

    (guides, networking platforms, etc.) for gardeners and young people


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    Increase the number

    of community gardens

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    Allow access to low cost

    gardening products

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    Use our consulting services

    to set up an urban agriculture policy, a municipal project or community or collective gardens



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    Use edible plants

    in city parks and flowerbeds (fruit trees and bushes, vegetables)

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    Identify spaces that can be dedicated to urban agriculture

    on your territory and encourage the emergence of projects

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    Offer financial incentives

    for green roofs, asphalt removal, etc.


Develop a project

Want to get started and develop an urban agriculture project? For help and support, you can obviously use our services if you are in the Quebec City area!

Since 2009, we have created gardens for all kinds of businesses and organizations, from seniors’ residences to trendy offices, restaurants, hotels, social non-profit organizations and public institutions. To better define your needs and schedule, visit the Services to organization page.

Here are some ways to finance your project:


This Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable program funds local, regional and national projects that mobilize and engage citizens and communities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions or adapting to climate change. To be eligible, your project must be conducted by a non-profit organization or a cooperative.
This Toyota fund is funding schoolyard greening projects so that children can have more direct access to nature and have a healthy learning environment. Canadian public schools (as well as their daycare centers) are eligible for the grant, as long as their court is accessible to the public outside of school hours.
This foundation provides grants for several types of environmental projects, including community gardens, the greening of schoolyards and revitalizing parks. Organizations eligible for funding include charities, municipalities, First Nations groups and educational institutions.
Léger Foundation funds community-based organizations working to improve the well-being of vulnerable and marginalized people, including those who are food insecure. If your project contributes to the development of healthy eating habits and can reduce reliance on food banks (as a garden does!), you should check for your eligibility. Many collective kitchens are financed by the Léger Foundation.
Another program of the TD Bank in collaboration with Tree Canada, Green Streets aims for reforestation and adopting innovative practices in municipal forestry. Grants can be up to $ 25,000. Municipalities and First Nations communities are eligible, as are business improvement associations in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. To create a forest garden or simply add fruit trees in your municipal parks, this program could be interesting!
Set up by the GDG Foundation and the Québec Philanthrope Foundation, the Mission Jardins Urbains program enables non-profit organizations in the Quebec City area to set up an urban garden.
This program created by Métro aims to promote healthy lifestyles among young people, particularly to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables. It finances projects that go in this direction (including the creation of gardens) in elementary and high schools in the province of Quebec.

It is also possible to use a crowdfunding platform. For more financing ideas, check out this 100 degrés magazine article.