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4nd Conference at Hurtubise House

Once again this year, The Canadian Heritage of Quebec will organize a series of conferences for its donors and partners. In order to celebrate the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the theme of the conferences will be on the “Hurtubise Family and Farmhouse”.

You are cordially invited to the fourth conference which will take place on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hurtubise House, 563 Côte St-Antoine Road in Westmount (corner Victoria). The subject of this conference will be “Préserver le patrimoine végétal par la reproduction”.

This conference will be bilingual and divided in two sections of 30 minutes each as follows:

1. Patrice Fortier. Background in Visual Arts and gardener and seed sowerbytrade: Patrice will share his experience in the dynamic preservation of plant heritage and its importance for future generations. This conference will bring new prospects for the vegetable garden at the Hurtubise House.

After getting involved in community gardening and urban landscaping projects, inspired by Seeds of Diversity Canada, he founded in 2001 «La société des plantes» in Kamouraska: It is a small certified organic farm where he gives workshops and produces seeds of heirloom vegetables and other mostly uncommon crops that are well suited for the northern gardens.

2. Mardjane Amin: 2017 Heritage Gardens at the Hurtubise House. Mardjane will present the kind of vegetables that will be planted and will grow in the Hurtubise House’s gardens during the summer of 2017.

Mardjane Amin is an Heritage Consultant, Master in Conservation of Built Heritage from University of Montreal. In 2016, she developed the gardens project and created them with the help of 30 students from Université de Montréal and McGill University.

As seats are limited, please reserve by email by no later than March 26, 2017. This conference is free for donors and $5 for non-members.