Les résidences Soleil, Manoir St-Laurent won the award Prix Coup de coeur 2017 du Regroupement des résidences pour aînés du Québec  for the creation of a garden including milkweed and other pollinator plants. The project involving 8 residents was realized by an environmental group, Vert Cité. The garden became a partner of the Mission Monarque cause set up par Espace pour la vie Montréal.

This project helped residents socialize while contributing to the protection of butterflies which enhance the experience of residents in the courtyard.

Monarch, butterfly, milkweed, endangered
Monarch. Picture by Sean Stratton, Unsplash