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  • 10/16/18--08:14: Jardin des pollinisateurs

    Year

    2018

    Type of garden

    Biodiversity Garden

    Monarch Oasis

    Edible garden

    Testimonial

    Deux ans après l’arrivée de la première ruche sur le campus du Collège André-Grasset, un projet éducatif mis en place avec la collaboration de la coopérative de solidarité Miel Montréal, le Comité d’action et de concertation en environnement (CACE) du Collège souhaitait faire un pas de plus afin de bonifier l’offre en pollen et nectar pour les abeilles de la ruche ainsi que pour les autres insectes pollinisateurs du secteur. Des exemples positifs près de nous, notamment chez nos voisins de la TOHU, ont démontré les bienfaits de réaliser des aménagements fleuris riches en pollen et en nectar à proximité de la ruche.

    Au printemps 2017, une quinzaine de variétés de plantes indigènes et mellifères ont dont été soigneusement sélectionnées en fonction de leur période de floraison, de façon à assurer une floraison en continu d’avril à novembre chaque année. Un approvisionnement en semences locales et écologiques a été privilégié. C'est dans la serre de l'école que les étudiants du comité Envert, aidés par la conseillère en environnement du Collège, ont lancé dès le mois de mars les semis de ces différentes variétés.

    Une grande corvée de jardinage a été tenue à la mi-mai, au cours de laquelle les étudiant(e)s ont découvert une technique d’aménagement inspirée de la permaculture et connue sous le nom de « jardinage en lasagnes ». Afin d’étouffer l’herbe et reconstruire un nouveau sol en mesure d’accueillir des plantes, des couches de carton récupéré, de paille, de compost et de terre à jardin ont été superposées.

    Les impacts sur la communauté de cette première phase ont été immédiats. Des membres du personnel ont vite pris l'habitude d'aller flâner près du jardin pendant leurs pauses, suivis des étudiants, dont l'intérêt pour les ruches et les fleurs a bondi, et des résidents du quartier, qui venaient volontiers poser des questions pendant les corvées de plantation. Des dizaines d'espèces d'insectes pollinisateurs (indigènes et domestiques) ont investi les lieux dès les premières floraisons, et coïncidence ou non, le comité apiculture a connu une récolte record de miel (50 litres) sur le campus à l'automne. C'est évidemment sans compter les innombrables connaissances acquises par les étudiants impliqués bénévolement dans le projet.

    Devant un tel succès, la direction du Collège a donné son feu vert afin que le comité Envert puisse lancer une deuxième phase. Ainsi, au printemps dernier, un deuxième aménagement encore plus grand a été réalisé juste à côté. Celui-ci est venu doubler le nombre d'espèces florales du jardin. Un parcours découverte au sein de l'aménagement a aussi été créé grâce à des écriteaux en bois gravés identifiant chaque espèce végétale et ses propriétés bénéfiques. Nous avons également fait l'acquisition de nichoirs pour abeilles solitaire afin d'attirer et de faciliter la reproduction des pollinisateurs indigènes.

    Le jardin compte aujourd'hui près de 70 espèces florales différentes. Une activité de récolte de semences a été tenue cet automne en présence de la coordonnatrice du programme Save the bees de la fondation Sierra Club Canada. Les semences récoltées seront en partie distribuées à la collectivité et nous permettront de lancer de nouveaux semis au printemps prochain.

    Nos plantes:
    Phase I : achillée millefeuille, agastache fenouil, agripaume, asclépiade incarnate, aster de Nouvelle-Angleterre, bourrache officinale, centaurée à grosses têtes, desmodie du Canada, épilobe à feuilles étroites, échinacée, fraisiers des champs, framboisiers, groseiller, hélianthe scrofuleux, héliopsis faux-hélianthe, julienne des dames, lavande, lobélie du cardinal, mauve, menthe, millepertuis pyramidal, monarde fistuleuse, oeillets d'inde, onagre bisannuelle, origan grec, pastel des teinturiers, rudbeckie hérissée, tournesol, thym citron, thym d'hiver, verge d'or rugueuse, verveine hastée, zinnia.

    Phase II : scrofulaire noueuse, amaranthe, calendule, asclépiade tubéreuse, coréopsis lancéolé, digitale à grandes feuilles, camomille des teinturiers, molène, onagre, millepertuis, centaurée bleue, verge d'or zigzagante, rudbeckie laciniée, capucine, phacélie, thym serpolet, aster ponceau, brunelle commune, cataire citron, agastache fenouil, lierre terrestre, adénophore à feuille de lis, myosotis des bois, bourrache, marjolaine des jardins, sauge sclarée, trèfle pied-de-lièvre, valériane officinale, sarriette d'été, camomille allemande, marguerite commune , cerfeuil, angélique, guimauve officinale, mélilot blanc, lupins, ciboulette, ancolie, digitale pourpre, agripaume cardiaque, échinacée, eupatoire maculée, chardon marie, cardère, julienne des dames.

    Garden location

    Montréal

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    • Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
    Photo: Sophie Desrosiers

    From October 22 to November 5, 2018

    Mercury undergoes a very poor evening apparition for Northern Hemisphere observers. The tiny planet is visible with much difficulty very low in the southwest, 20 minutes after sunset. A perfectly clear horizon and the use of binoculars will be key to success in spotting Mercury in the lingering glow of sunset, below much brighter Jupiter.

    Venus is not observable as it passes between Earth and the Sun (inferior conjunction) on October 26, but it rapidly emerges in the dawn sky in early November: you’ll find the bright Morning Star very low in the east-southeast, 20 minutes before sunrise.

    Mars is receding from Earth since its opposition in late July. Although it is slowly fading, the Red Planet remains a conspicuously bright object: it appears in the south-southeast at dusk, culminates around 8:00 p.m. some 27 degrees high in the south, and sets in the southwest around 12:30 a.m. During the evening of November 15, the first quarter moon glides within 2 degrees below the Red Planet.

    Jupiter appears during evening twilight about 5 degrees above the southwest horizon and slowly descends toward the west-southwest horizon where it vanishes after 6:30 p.m. Binoculars will help you locate it. On the evening of November 8, the thin waxing crescent Moon hangs 3 degrees above Jupiter.

    Saturn appears during evening twilight about 15 degrees high in the south-southwest, and then gradually descends toward the southwest horizon where it vanishes after 8:30 p.m. On the evening of November 11, the waxing crescent moon shines 3 degrees to the upper left of the ringed planet.


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    English

    Start date

    Friday, November 2, 2018 (All day)

    Summary

    STARTING NOVEMBER 2 - A new double feature at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

    Description

    Double feature for 7 years old and over Planet Nine  Since Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet, this object on the outskirts of our Solar System has continued to fascinate astronomers. The New Horizons probe flyby in 2015 revealed a world far more complex than anyone had expected and offered a new perspective on other objects near Pluto, in the Kuiper belt. The study of these objects with such magical names - Eris, Sedna, Haumea and many more – suggests that there may be a new planet hidden beyond the Kuiper belt. Follow Mike Brown and his team of three fellow Californian astronomers as they search for this ninth planet! Producer: Adler Planetarium, Chicago (United States) Length: 27 minutes Schedule Fact sheet   The Secrets of Gravity Two friends on a trip through space and time. Why do things magically fall to the ground rather than floating in the air? This is the very question that the young apprentice magician Limbradur asks. He wants to find out all he can about this law of nature and the mysteries of the universe. So, one night, he uses his magic powers to sneak into the Albert Einstein Museum. There, he encounters ALBYX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. Alby takes Limbradur on an exciting journey through space and time, during which he explains the principles underlying gravitation, but also learn much about friendship and imagination. Producer: Softmachine Lenght: 28 minutes Schedule Fact sheet  

    Event ID

    838 729

    Topic

    Type

    Thematics

    The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden

    End date

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 8:00 PM

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    English

    Start date

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 (All day)

    ID Location

    Summary

    Would you like to learn more about the Marie-Victorin Herbarium? Follow your guide!

    Description

    Follow your guide! Guided Tours of the Exhibition Greenhouses November 1 to May 14 : Tuesday to Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.* May 15 to October 31: Every day, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.*For a memorable visit to the Jardin botanique de Montréal, our volunteer guides will be happy to lead you on a trip around world in our exhibition greenhouses. Thematic guided tours Marie-Victorin Herbarium Every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., except December 26, 2018 and January 2, 2019. In French only.The Marie-Victorin Herbarium is a large collection. Thanks to its 634,640 specimens, the Herbarium is known internationally and ranks fourth largest among Canadian herbaria. It is used for research and education. From November 1, 2018 to May 14, 2019, leaving from the entrance to the Molson Greenhouse. From May 15 to October 31, 2019: Departures from the Friends of the Botanical Garden kiosk. Shrub Garden, Rose Garden and Alpine Garden Visits starting on May 15, 2019, every wednesdays and saturdays at 10:30 a.m.. Tours are offered free, with an admission ticket, in co-operation with the Friends of the Montréal Botanical Garden. Departures from the Friends of the Botanical Garden kiosk. * The general tours are offered in English according to the availability of English-speaking guides.        

    Event ID

    790 050

    Thematics

    June, July, August: Glorious NATURE

    End date

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 8:00 PM

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    • Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
    Photo: Sophie Desrosiers

    From November 5 to 19, 2018

    Mercury undergoes a very poor evening apparition for Northern Hemisphere observers. The tiny planet is visible with much difficulty very low in the southwest, 20 minutes after sunset. A perfectly clear horizon and the use of binoculars will be key to success in spotting Mercury in the lingering glow of sunset, about 10 degrees to the left of much brighter Jupiter. On the evening of November 9, the thin waxing crescent Moon hangs 6 ½ degrees above Mercury.

    Venus passed between Earth and the Sun (inferior conjunction) on October 26, but it rapidly pulls away from the sun: you’ll find the bright Morning Star low in the east-southeast, 45 minutes before sunrise. On the morning of November 6, the thin waning crescent Moon hangs 9 degrees to the left of Venus.

    Mars is receding from Earth since its opposition in late July. Although it is slowly fading, the Red Planet remains a conspicuously bright object: it appears in the south-southeast at dusk, culminates around 6:30 p.m. (Standard Time) some 30 degrees high in the south, and sets in the southwest around 11:30 p.m. During the evening of November 15, the first quarter moon glides within 2 degrees below the Red Planet.

    Jupiter is visible with much difficulty in the minutes that follow sunset, very low on the west-southwest horizon. Binoculars are a must to locate it. The giant planet vanishes in the glare of the sun around mid-November, and passes behind our star (conjunction) on the 26th; it will reappear at dawn in December. On the evening of November 8, the thin waxing crescent Moon hangs 3 degrees above Jupiter.

    Saturn appears during evening twilight about 15 degrees high in the southwest, and then gradually descends toward the horizon where it vanishes around 7:00 p.m. (Standard Time). On the evening of November 11, the waxing crescent moon shines 3 degrees to the upper left of the ringed planet.


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    • Jardin botanique
    Garden of Innovations
    Photo: Space for Life (Anne-Claire Vimal de Montreuil)

    Horticulturist Mireille Dubuc and her Garden of Innovations team at the Montreal Jardin botanique have once again been honoured at the All-America Selections Landscape Design Challenge. Their garden came in second in the “Over 100 000 Visitors" category.

    Inspired by the theme of “bringing people closer together,” this year’s landscape featured ornamental plants and a few edible ones. With generous blooms all season long, the splendid garden impressed the judges, just like it did with our visitors all summer!


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    • Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
    Photo: Sophie Desrosiers

    From November 19 to December 3, 2018

    Mercury is presently too close to the sun and is not visible. The tiny planet passes between Earth and the sun (inferior conjunction) on November 27, after which it rapidly pulls away from the sun’s glare: it reappears in the dawn sky in December.

    Venus is the dazzling Morning Star visible at the end of the night and at dawn. It emerges above the east-southeast horizon about three hours before sunrise; at dawn, it stands about 25 degrees high in the southeast. On the morning of December 3, the thin waning crescent Moon hangs 5 degrees above Venus.

    Mars is receding from Earth since its opposition in late July. Although it is slowly fading, the Red Planet remains a conspicuously bright object: it appears in the south-southeast at dusk, culminates around 6:00 p.m. some 35 degrees high in the south, and sets in the west-southwest around 11:30 p.m. During the evening of December 14, the waxing crescent moon approaches within 4 degrees below the Red Planet.

    Jupiter is presently drowned in the glare of the sun and is not visible. The giant planet passes behind our star (conjunction) on November 26 and will reappear at dawn in December.

    Saturn appears during evening twilight about 12 degrees high in the southwest, and then gradually descends toward the horizon where it vanishes around 6:30 p.m. On December 8 and 9, at dusk, the thin crescent moon will hang near the ringed planet, very low on the horizon, 45 minutes after sunset.


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    • Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
    Photo: Sophie Desrosiers

    From December 3 to 17, 2018

    Mercury is visible low in the east-southeast at dawn, one hour before sunrise. The tiny planet will move away from the sun glare over the coming days, and its brightness will increase at the same time, making it easier to spot.On the morning of December 5, the thin waning crescent Moon hangs 3 degrees above Mercury.

    Venus is the dazzling Morning Star visible at the end of the night and at dawn. It emerges above the east-southeast horizon about 3 ½ hours before sunrise; at dawn, it stands more than 25 degrees high in the southeast. On the morning of December 3, the waning crescent Moon hangs 5 degrees above Venus.

    Mars is receding from Earth since its opposition in late July. The Red Planet is slowly fading, but remains conspicuously bright: it appears in the south-southeast at dusk, culminates shortly before 6:00 p.m. some 35 degrees high in the south, and sets in the west-southwest after 11:00 p.m. During the evening of December 14, the waxing crescent moon approaches within 4 degrees below the Red Planet.

    Jupiter gradually reappears at dawn after December 12. Look for the giant planet very low in the southeast, a few degrees below Mercury, about 40 minutes before sunrise. Jupiter is pulling away from the sun’s glare and becomes easier to see with each passing day.

    Saturn is sinking in the glare of sunset. The ringed planet appears during evening twilight less than 10 degrees high in the southwest, and sets about an hour later. On December 8 and 9, at dusk, the thin crescent moon appears near Saturn, very low on the horizon, 45 minutes after sunset.


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    English

    Start date

    Friday, November 2, 2018 (All day)

    Summary

    STARTING NOVEMBER 2 - A new double feature at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

    Description

    Double feature for 7 years old and over Planet Nine  Since Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet, this object on the outskirts of our Solar System has continued to fascinate astronomers. The New Horizons probe flyby in 2015 revealed a world far more complex than anyone had expected and offered a new perspective on other objects near Pluto, in the Kuiper belt. The study of these objects with such magical names - Eris, Sedna, Haumea and many more – suggests that there may be a new planet hidden beyond the Kuiper belt. Follow Mike Brown and his team of three fellow Californian astronomers as they search for this ninth planet! Producer: Adler Planetarium, Chicago (United States) Length: 27 minutes Schedule Fact sheet   The Secrets of Gravity Two friends on a trip through space and time. Why do things magically fall to the ground rather than floating in the air? This is the very question that the young apprentice magician Limbradur asks. He wants to find out all he can about this law of nature and the mysteries of the universe. So, one night, he uses his magic powers to sneak into the Albert Einstein Museum. There, he encounters ALBYX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. Alby takes Limbradur on an exciting journey through space and time, during which he explains the principles underlying gravitation, but also learn much about friendship and imagination. Producer: Softmachine Lenght: 28 minutes Schedule Fact sheet  

    Event ID

    838 729

    Topic

    Type

    Thematics

    The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden

    End date

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 8:00 PM

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