Up close with an Expert - Creating “zero-waste” loops with research findings


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March 2, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC Canada
H1X 2B2

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With Frédéric Pitre, a researcher and botanist at the Jardin botanique de Montréal, and Eszter Sas, student researcher and PhD candidate at the Université de Montréal Institut de recherche en biologie végétale.

At his research site in Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, Frédéric uses willows to treat wastewater. After three years of filtration work, healthy willows are removed and are ready for their second life. This is when Eszter takes over, since she is exploring possible uses for these plants once their remediation work is done. Chat with our two researchers about these willows’ many “lives” and visit the labs where their experiments are based.  In French only.

Tickets available from January 14.


  1. Buy your ticket online and select Up Close Series / 35 spots available
  2. Show up in the Garden's Reception Centre 15 minutes before the activity with your ticket. Note: Ticket includes admission to the Jardin botanique on the same day.


This activity is part of the series Up Close with an Expert. One Saturday a month, come behind the scenes for an exceptional intimate chat with our scientists.

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