In Montreal, Quebec, volunteers are working towards edible streets. Now, residents can consume fruits and vegetables freely that grow almost in front of their doors.
With some 475 km of streets, Montreal has a huge development potential of green alleys. Aware of this state of things, the ‘Éco-Quartier Grouping’ (REQ) launched the Green Lane Project.
In the district of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, more specifically at Basile Patenaude Street, some people launched their green alley.
This is an educational program on the environment focused on citizen mobilization
In two days, they created a garden. More than a hundred trees were planted like blueberries, pears, corn, oyster mushrooms, among others. The most interesting part is that all local residents are invited to freely use these organic products!
In addition to fruits and vegetables, the green lane is also used to strengthen the ties of good neighborliness and also allows children to unleash their imagination to games where there is no automobile traffic.
The REQ is an educational program on the environment focused on citizen mobilization. Initiated by the City of Montreal in 1995, it provides funding to community organizations to help and inform the Montreal’s population in their environmental projects so that they take ownership of their environment. In the City of Montreal there are currently 19 ‘Éco-Quartier’ located in 14 of the 19 districts.