- Start Date : 1 Jan 2015
- End Date: Ongoing
Through collaboration with Alvéole, in 2014 Microhabitat created a shared food production area in the heart of the Mile-End neighborhood in Montreal called Lab Alvéole. This urban agricultural initiative combines the strengths of both beekeepers and gardeners, and is dedicated to food production, research and education using ecological farming techniques without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, and mushrooms are grown using ecological farming techniques without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, in addition to the honey gathered from the local hive. Their products are shipped out to restaurants on a weekly basis. To date, two restaurants (Liv Salads and Bleu Raisin) use products from Lab Alvéole and in 2016, they produced $5,000 worth of fresh food, all the while improving the city’s ecosystem. The goal of this initiative is to develop the local economy and show the greater public that it is possible to stimulate financial growth without having a negative impact on the environment.