September 12, 2016

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ERE 132 Eco Home at Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens Welcomes 15,000 Visitors for its Second Season

Grand-Métis, September 12, 2016. Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens today welcomed its 15,000th visitor to the 132 Eco Home during the second consecutive season. Open since June, 2015, the ERE (Eco-residence of the East) 132 Eco Home is a centre for excellence where green building products and technologies from the Lower St. Lawrence region are on display. Certified LEED® Platinum and Novoclimat 2.0, the ERE 132 Eco Home is open every day until October 2.

During the summer season, from June to October, visitors to Les Jardins de Métis have free access to the Eco Home. Visitors can also take part in a program of events and activities built around the theme, “To Build is to Choose”, illustrating the many advantages of green building.

A Program Rich in Offerings
The ERE 132 Eco Home has a wide-ranging program of activities. In addition to being open to visitors every day (more than 500 per day in the high season), the Eco Home presents lectures and workshops on topics related to green building. Workshops are offered to those interested in green building, municipalities, contractors and students in building technologies.

On September 17, ERE 132 will host master classes offered by guest chefs as part of the inaugural edition of La Grande Table, the new culinary festival presented by Les Jardins de Métis (www.lagrandetable.tv).
 

September 22, 7 pm
PRÉSENTATION DE ÉCOTERRITOIRE HABITÉ DE LA MATAPÉDIA, UN PROJET COLLECTIF DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE

Presentation of a new model of sustainable development taking form in the Matapedia Valley by 2026 that is unique in Québec.

Cost: $5

 

 

September 27 and September 28 / 6 pm to 9:30 pm
WORKSHOP: CONSTRUCTION ÉCOLOGIQUE

Building a green home, the essencials for DIY builders or to build with the help of a contractor.
Training offered by Écohabitation, the reference for green building in Québec
The workshop is held over two evenings. Click here for further information or to reserve. http://www.ecohabitation.com/formations/cours/construction-ecologique
Fee: $149 ($126.65 for Écohabitation and Garden Members call 418 775-2222 to reserve)

October 2
DRAW OF THE PAINTING SURVOL DES JARDINS DE MÉTIS

The painting Survol des Jardins de Métis by artist Caroline Jacques has been on exhibition all summer in the ERE 132 Eco Home. Purchase your ticket now at the Eco Home or the Garden Shop to win the painting. Profits from the draw are dedicated to the Conservation Fund created by Les Amis des Jardins de Métis to sustain the Mitis River park.

October 29, 9 am to 5 pm
WORKSHOP: ÉCOENTREPRENEUR

An opportunity to develop a clientele in search of specialists in green building. This training session offered by Écohabitation will allow you to improve your skills in green building and renovation and can be used towards obtaining the “écoentrepreneur” certification. Further information: http://www.ecohabitation.com/formations/cours/ecoentrepreneur

Fee: $199

For more information
Visit ere132.com/planifiez/activites.php
To register for workshops www.ecohabitation.com/formations
Members of Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens have a discounted rate, to reserve call (418) 775-2222


About the ERE 132 Eco Home
The ERE 132 Eco Home is open from June to October. The ERE 132 Eco Home is a centre for excellence where green building know how, products and technologies from the Lower St. Lawrence region are on display. From October to May, the ERE 132 Eco Home is available for short-term rentals. The house can comfortably house up to 6 guests in three bedrooms (1 Queen bed, 1 Double bed and 2 bunk beds). Those renting the house have privileged access to Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens during their stay. For more information and for rates, go to RENT on the www.ere132.com web site.

About Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens
Les Jardins de Métis are owned by Les Amis des Jardins de Métis, a charitable organization that enjoys the support of its members, donors, partners and government partners. One of the region’s major employers, Les Jardins de Métis is one of the leading cultural attractions and historic sites in eastern Canada. Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens are open every day from May 28 to October 2, 2016. Admission is free for children 13 and under. For more information, consult www.refordgardens.com or call 418 775-2222.

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Source :              
Alexander Reford, director                                       
Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens                                                               
418 775-2221    

 

 


 

 

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