Notre Quartier Nourricier
About this project
In spring 2018, the Centre-Sud announced that its Nourrir 3.0 initiative would transition to “Notre Quartier Nourricier.” Let’s look at the main milestones of this food system project in the Centre-Sud to see what progress the neighbourhood has made.
Originally initiated by the CDC Centre-Sud, Carrefour alimentaire Centre-Sud, Sentier Urbain, Société écocitoyenne de Montréal and the Ville-Marie borough, Notre Quartier Nourricier was inspired by a vision developed at the “Chantier alimentation” and then adopted at the Forum social Centre-Sud in 2016. The five project sponsors supported the development of a collective, ecological and local food system for the Centre-Sud, which included building a community greenhouse and improving facilities at the Marché solidaire Frontenac.
The CIP came into play during the second phase of the project’s development when new partners participating in the Zero Waste and Collective Harvests initiatives came on board.
Today, Notre Quartier Nourricier consists of 12 partner agencies that are developing collective food initiatives in the Centre-Sud neighbourhood.
Collective gardens near an urban greenhouse, local produce at the Marché solidaire Frontenac that can be purchased at a low cost, meals made from unsold products at the market or from stores and given out to people facing food insecurity, and youth job training are the ways that NQN is helping to feed Centre-Sud residents.
Although these initiatives are for everyone, they are particularly meant to help vulnerable people in the neighbourhood.
Residents are also taking part so that these initiatives reflect their realities and meet their needs.