Designing a collective garden: Nutri-Centre
In 2008, the Minimum Cost Housing Group partnered with Nutri-Centre, a community development organization, to re-think and upgrade a collective garden in Lasalle, one of Montreal’s poorest boroughs.
We interlinked sustainability, food security and environmental quality through innovative urban design to enhance food production in the city.
The intervention included: a redesigned garden, with a doubled planting area and new fruit-bearing bushes and trees; the introduction of an outdoor community-kitchen within the gardening space; a rest area; a meeting space; a planting area specially reserved for children; and the better integration of mobility-impaired clients.
Proposal in plan for the Nutri-Centre (Ivan de Soto)
View of the Parking lot from Av. Lafleur
Entrance view of the school and the collective garden