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Posted September 6, 2017 by

September is here and along with “back to school” season comes the start of a scrumptious harvest season. This is a time of year when the morning air has a bite to it and a lot of tummies start grumbling for those comfort foods that used to come out of cellars and pantries in jars […]

Posted August 21, 2017 by

It’s true. Permaculture changed my life. Forever. Let me explain. I was 23 years old. I had just graduated from the University of Toronto in Forestry and Environmental Studies. I was passionate. I had energy. I wanted to change the world. I wanted to travel. I wanted the most amazing job ever (that’s what they […]

Posted August 15, 2017 by

At this very moment, it is 10:59pm. My dog is curled up under my desk and my toddler is asleep. The dishes have been dealt with (as much as they will be), the laundry has been put on, the floor has been swept….and now I make the call……do I work or do I go to […]

Posted August 3, 2017 by

Who do you love? Tell us, whoooooooo do you looovvvve??!! Ok so maybe typing out iconic song lyrics (credit to Bo Diddley) doesn’t fully convey the spirit of the question, but we do really want to know. Here at Minga HQ we are cooking up a new piece of greatness for you. We are reaching […]

Posted August 1, 2017 by

Many of you probably received Minga’s recent email about our upcoming Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms at Home workshop (if you didn’t, check out the workshop, it’s fabulous!).  We received a response to that email that brought up a lot of stuff for us, including reflection on the value of what Minga does, the value […]

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Posted July 26, 2017 by

By Danielle Stevenson of DIY Fungi Did you know that you can grow delicious, nutritious and protein rich mushrooms on ‘waste’ like spent coffee grounds, cardboard, and garden waste? Or grow edible and medicinal mushrooms in your kale patch and garden pathways? Or work with fungi to address toxic waste and contamination, to filter water and […]

Posted July 15, 2017 by

Over here at Minga headquarters we are going through a bit of an existential crisis…. Well not exactly a crisis (that’s too dramatic), but definitely some serious deep thinking about what it all means, what we’re all about, and how we grow in a way that is true to our values (and what are those […]

Posted July 10, 2017 by

Sometimes when two women inspire each other, they decide to get together to build a company. Minga is excited to welcome Ella Henderson to join founder Ami Dehne to form a Minga-licious dynamic duo. Right now we’re just dating and dreaming; planning workshops together, tinkering with Minga’s nuts and bolts a bit, and developing ideas […]

Posted July 11, 2016 by

Guest posted by Wayne Greenway On a human scale, creating this same kind space in our life adds to our resilience and is the essence of Mark Manson’s recent article “3 Ideas That Could Change Your Life.” As we become more resilient, we can be stronger, more helpful members of our community. Do you get […]

Posted June 27, 2016 by

– Guest post by Stacey Sproule Sashiko, in my experience, is a game changer. I had known about the technique for a long time, and initially fell in love with it when I was studying at OCAD. I had seen an exhibition at the Textile Museum of Dorothy Caldwell’s mending work. It was such a […]

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