The Urban Abundance Solidarity Cooperative (Coopérative de solidarité Abondance Urbaine SSolidaire known as CAUS) aims to create healthy local food abundance using education and community projects.
As a non-profit solidarity cooperative, our company is run democratically and jointly by different groups with common interests and goals.
All of our projects contribute to climate change mitigation, while providing multiple local benefits and strengthening the resilience of communities. We provide members and citizens with quality local products and services and help them grow their own food year round. We invite members, citizens and organizations to reduce their waste.
CAUS is a member and tenant of Grand Potager where we use urban agriculture to contribute to Verdun resident food security and the resilience of the entire community.
We have three types of members: workers who coordinate our projects, producers who participate in our markets and consumers. Consumers pay $ 10 which entitles them to a 10% discount at CAUS kiosks and workshops. Producers buy 50 parts (minimum 5 per year) and workers buy 100 parts (minimum 10 per year).
We have contributed to several projects over the past 5 years, including: the creation of the NPO Grand Potager; the organization of Verdun farmers' markets, participation in the festival Cultiver Montréal; the installation of an aquaponics systems at the municipal greenhouses in Verdun; the production of vegetable seedlings, and the production of quality compost.