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Cultivate Saint-Lambert Program

As part of its new urban agriculture policy, the City is launching its “Cultivate Saint-Lambert” program, which is designed to encourage citizens to undertake urban agriculture projects such as vertical vegetable gardens, edible produce tubs, and mobile gardens. This program is also intended to support citizens’ projects, publicize best practices in urban agriculture, and encourage citizen involvement.

Organizations, citizens’ groups, and individual citizens are invited to submit their project proposals by completing the form below by 4 p.m. on June 16, 2017

Eligibility and selection criteria 

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicant has submitted the form and visual representation of the project as required. 
  • The project is new, visible, and accessible to the public (e.g. near a sidewalk). 
  • The project is feasible and can be implemented in Saint-Lambert within a three-month timeframe.
  • The project facilitates local access to the produce grown. 
  • The project coordinator accepts that his or her visual representation and a photograph of the project may be disseminated via the City’s social media to provide citizens with concrete examples. 

Selection criteria

Selection Criteria Analysis Grid 0 point1 point2 points3 points
Relevance – The project corresponds to the vision set forth in the Politique d’agriculture urbaine de la Ville de Saint-Lambert, and contributes to its action plan. The project does not correspond to the vision set forth in the Politique d’agriculture urbaine de la Ville de Saint-Lambert.The project partly corresponds to the vision set forth in the Politique d’agriculture urbaine de la Ville de Saint-Lambert.The project mostly corresponds to the vision set forth in the Politique d’agriculture urbaine de la Ville de Saint-Lambert.The project totally corresponds to the vision set forth in the Politique d’agriculture urbaine de la Ville de Saint-Lambert.
Feasibility, esthetic value and quality – The goals are clear. The concept has been proven and fits in well with the environment. The goals are missing or vague. The concept is not very feasible and does not fit in well with the environment. The goals are vague. The concept needs to be improved and fits in poorly with the environment.The goals are quite clear. The concept could benefit from minor improvements, and minor additions would allow it to fit in with the environment. The goals are very clear. The concept has been proven and fits in well with the environment. 
Guarantee of implementation – The work plan is realistic and detailed. Implementation within three months is guaranteed, and an annual harvest is possible. The project will allow for the production and distribution of edible produce. The work plan is not realistic or detailed. Implementation is impossible within three months. The project will not allow for the production or distribution of edible produce. The work plan is not very realistic or detailed. Implementation within three months and an annual harvest are not guaranteed. The project might allow for the production and distribution of edible produce. The work plan is quite realistic and detailed. Implementation within three months is probable, and an annual harvest is possible. The project would definitely allow for the production and distribution of edible produce.The work plan is realistic and detailed. Implementation within three months is guaranteed and an annual harvest is possible. The project would absolutely allow for the production and distribution of edible produce.
Anticipated benefits – The project can be carried out autonomously, it involves the community, and it includes urban agriculture practices that could be disseminated.The project cannot be carried out autonomously and does not involve the community. It does not include urban agriculture practices that could be disseminated.The project cannot be carried out very autonomously and does not involve the community much. The urban agriculture practices need improvements to be disseminated.The project can be carried out relatively autonomously and it could involve the community more. Minor additions to the urban agriculture practices would allow them to be disseminated more widely.The project can be carried out autonomously, it involves the community, and it includes  urban agriculture practices that could be disseminated. 

Participation prizes

As an incentive, the City of Saint-Lambert has set aside participation prizes based on project relevance: 

Points AwardedAwardParticipation prizes
12 points1st prizes$350
9 to 11 points2nd prizes $250
6 to 8 points3rd prizes$150
5 points and lessNo award$0

Selection committee

The Environment Committee will be responsible for evaluating the project proposals submitted. The winners will be announced during the week of June 19. Only the coordinators of the accepted projects will be contacted. 

Submit a project proposal

To participate, complete the form below by following the instructions, and submit it by no later than 4 p.m. on June 16, 2017. For more information, please contact the Environment Management Division at 450-466-3199 or environnement@saint-lambert.ca

Street number, street name, municipality, postal code
If your project will not be carried out on your property, please enclose a consent form from the owner of the property where your project will be carried out.
If you have not yet received the consent form from the owner of the property where your project will be carried out, when do you think you will receive it? Please indicate the anticipated date.
Provide an overview of the community’s role in the development and implementation of your project.
Please enclose a photograph of the site where you will carry out your project.
Specify the time required for setting up, cultivating, watering, controlling weeds, managing waste, harvesting, etc.
If there are any, name your partners on the project or the people involved with you in the project.
Please include a detailed visual representation of your project (location, drawing of the set-up involved, species planted, etc.). Your visual representation may take the form of a freehand drawing, photo montage, digital collage, or document produced using a digital software application.