Today I would like to point out the amazing resources right in the heart of downtown Montréal : the Concordia Greenhouse.
This space was reclaimed from its previous uses on the top (ish) floor of the gargantuan Hall Building, on de Maisonneuve between Mackay and Bishop. Besides a host of other endeavours, the Concordia Greenhouse is one of the few institutions (or inhabitants of a large building downtown, period) to be experimenting with aquaponics. According to them, their milestones are to:
• experiment with general principles of backyard-sized aquaponics
• examine the feasibility and limitations of such a system in the context of urban use.
• provide a demonstration of this technique via information sessions.
• build a database of environmental conditions and inputs to better adapt the system to North American climates and and find appropriate fish species for our temperate climate
• formulate better and more sustainable fish food recipes
This experiment can visited in person most days.