In Montréal as elsewhere, urban sprawl and green space fragmentation are contributing to the loss of biodiversity.
As part of its mission of dissemination, education and research, the Montréal Space for Life is launching the My Space for Life Garden program. Cultivating plants on a balcony, terrace or wall or creating a garden are all concrete ways to help preserve biodiversity.
The My Space for Life Garden program will guide you in designing and certifying your green space based on established criteria.
Choose a theme for your garden
Depending on your personal interests and the size of the area you have available, you can choose one – or all – of the following garden themes:
- The biodiversity garden promotes the cultivation of native plants and the adoption of environmentally friendly culture methods. This will attract a wide range of useful fauna to your garden.
- The bird garden offers a space that will attract birds – a garden where they can feed and shelter throughout the year.
- The monarch oasis will transform your garden into a place for observing these flamboyant butterflies.
Before you start to create your garden, we recommend reading our fact sheet on organic gardening entitled Basic principles of organic gardening.
The certification period has started and will end October 15. Please note that it is restricted to residents of Quebec.