Gardens are more abundant in Montreal than you think, and one handy website lets you find all of the city's public gardens, meaning green-spots you can actually grab veggies from to take home. Plantcatching.com is the plant-finding site in question, bringing the gardeners (both pro and novice) of Montreal together in a mutually beneficial sharing network.
On Plantcatching, after inputting your area (Montreal, duh) you'll find a map with a bunch of different symbols on it. Just so you're full prep'd to get plant-sharing, here's what each icon means:
- Green leaves mean locations where plants, seeds, surplus produce, gardening materials, and fruits + veggies are being shared by your fellow gardening Montrealers, at either a public space of their personal home/establishment.
- Small red leaves are plant requests/those seeking out a specific type of flora, which you can also make once registered
- Blue leaves are upcoming community events.
To make Plantcatching a success, you have to give us as much as you take. A little hard for some of us without a green thumb, but you can always ask the folks you're picking up from to give you some tips. Get planting, eating more greens, and head to Plantcatching.com.
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