Cancelled - Field Trip 1 - Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food Initiatives in the City of Québec

November 12th | Cancelled - Field Trip 1 - Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food Initiatives in the City of Québec

November 12th 2015 | 08:00 - 22:00

This field trip has been cancelled. 

This tour features three distinct projects and includes some free time to discover historic Québec. Our first stop is to Les Jardins Bio Campanipol, one of the oldest members of the Équiterre Family Farms (CSA) network. For years, this organic farm has been supplying early childhood centers in addition to selling vegetables baskets to the community. Our second stop is to the Institute of Nutritional and Functional Food (INAF). There, we will meet the creators of Aliment’Terre, a summer camp program bringing science, nutrition, cooking and gardening to children aged 10 to 12.  The last stop is a visit to Craque Bitume - an organization that provides teachers and other groups with the knowledge and skills  to start and maintain a school garden. Before heading back to Montreal, you will have a few hours on your own to enjoy the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the city.

Location: City of Québec 

Cost: $ 60. Includes lunch but not dinner. Minimum of 40 people required. 

Les jardins bio Campanipol

More than 24 years have past since Robert St-Arnaud and his family started their organic farm. Today, Les Jardins Bio Campanipol delivers its produce weekly to more than three hundred families in the Mauricie and Quebec regions from mid-June to November. Mr. St-Arnaud has now recruited his son and daughter to manage the farm, while this great pioneer farmer focuses on transferring his knowledge to the students of the organic farm-school of Cegep de Victoriaville.

Presenter: Robert St-Armand, Producer

Institute of nutritional and functional food (INAF)

The INAF is comprised of  the largest group of researchers in Canada dedicated entirely to foods and the complex interactions between food components, nutrition and health. For the past two years, INAF has offered  Aliment’Terre - a summer camp for youth. While at camp, youth discover food and embark on an adventure full of culinary, sensorial, and scientific experiences. During our tour we will be visiting the garden, the kitchen and the scientific laboratory.

Presenters: Simone Lemieux, PhD in nutrition, Professor - School of Nutrition, researcher at the INAF and Aliment'Terre camp mentor; Anne Deslauriers, Nutritionist and camp coordinator Aliment'Terre


Craque-Bitume, a nonprofit organization, develops and promotes eco-friendly actions that stimulate civic engagement and the adoption of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Presenter: Louis Guillemette, urban composting development agent