MicroHabitat x BNP Paribas: urban agriculture to green the urban landscape

Our collaboration with BNP Paribas in Montreal is an inspiring example of how two organizations can come together and make a significant impact for their city. BNP Paribas, Europe’s leading financial institution, has been a major contributor to MicroHabitat and its mission to establish urban farms in Montreal, to make our beautiful city greener, and to fight food insecurity.

The BNP Paribas urban farm located in the heart of downtown Montreal

This partnership between BNP Paribas and MicroHabitat has resulted in many positive outcomes in moving towards a more sustainable future for our city. First of all, it has allowed the establishment of MicroHabitat urban farms surrounding the large terrace of their offices in downtown Montreal. This corresponds to the equivalent of 1500 fresh veggies and herbs grown there each year. Our urban farms also provide a green oasis for local pollinators (We invite you to consult our previous articles on the subject).

And secondly, it allowed BNP Paribas and MicroHabitat to show their collective commitment to our various local communities. The plants grown by our farmers in the 95 pots planted yielded 950 pounds of organic food in 2022. All of this production was delivered over the course of the season to various food banks in Montreal.

Our urban farms also offer people the opportunity to learn more about agriculture and their environment, as well as foster a sense of community.

In conclusion, our collaboration between with BNP Paribas has been a success for over two years now, and will continue for many years to come. Our collaboration has helped to strengthen the community and create a more sustainable future for Montreal, and all the other cities in which we operate. Together, we are cultivating change!

Want to play your part in protecting the environment through urban agriculture? Contact our team of urban farming advisors!

Basket of fresh vegetables harvested directly from the rooftop urban farm of the 2001 Robert Bourassa Tower – GWLRA, housing BNP Paribas