A collection of temporary carports have cropped up on a Montreal street this winter, draped in transparent, polycarbonate sheeting rather than white plastic tarps that flap on windy days.
But these tempos aren’t for vehicles.
“On this street, before our greenhouses, it was just parking spots and now it’s vegetables that grow,” said Héloise Koltuk.
She’s with Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine, a Montreal-based organization that is focused on urban agriculture research and innovation. It has teamed up with a food advocacy group, the Carrefour solidaire centre communautaire d’alimentation, and this is the second year the two non-profit organizations have worked together on this greenhouse initiative.