The Ecology and Urban Agriculture Pavilion Hosted at the Moore Farm

Special 2017 programming is offered: an exhibition on the history and present-day reality of agriculture and forestry in the Outaouais Region.

The Moore Farm is home to the Centre d’écologie et d’agriculture urbaine de Gatineau, where close to 5 hectares (12 acres) of crops are produced using ecological methods, and 100 community gardens are cared for by the community. With a focus on ecology and sustainable urban agriculture, the farm’s programs and activities include

Visitors can see and appreciate the best that nature has to offer, by taking part in:

  • programs, workshops and conferences
  • archaeological digs
  • activities based on themes such as ecology, biodiversity, the food sector and sustainable urban agriculture
  • guided tours of various gardens

In addition to participating in these activities, visitors will also have an opportunity to see the exhibition entitled:

  •  “Les sèves du temps,” about the history and transformation of the Moore Farm over the years from the past to the present day, and about Brother Marie-Victorin, founder of the Montréal Botanical Garden
  •  “L’Apéro classique” concerts will return on Sundays, July 16, August 13 and September 17, 2017

To complete their visit of the Ecology and Urban Agriculture Pavilion, visitors can enjoy delicious local products served in a unique setting at the Centre’s Café-Bistro, or have brunch at the Moore Farm, served Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm.

Discover the NCC’s extensive recreational pathway network—and come to the Moore Farm by bike!

About the Moore Farm

The Moore Farm stable was built in phases, and completed in 1910. Featuring ornamental gables and a central cupola, the H-shaped building—recently restored by the NCC—is a rare example of the lavish Queen Anne Revival style as it was applied to agricultural buildings.

Pioneers cleared the land for farming here in the early 19th century. In the 1950s, the farm became an equestrian centre. In 1973, Virginia Parker-Moore bequeathed the 12-hectare (30-acre) estate to the NCC. It was designated a Government of Canada Recognized Federal Heritage Building in 1991.

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