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Posted November 16, 2017 by

Guest Post by Katherine Sowden, owner and chef at Bella Roma Foods, and instructor of Minga’s upcoming Custom Sausage Making workshop (December 8) Spices are an important element of any dish. Spices help enhance aroma, flavour and sometimes even the texture and colour of a dish. Often when we look in the spice cupboard we […]

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Posted November 5, 2017 by

Guest post by Michael Hayward, instructor of Minga’s upcoming Cabin Design workshop (SOLD OUT)  on November 12, 2017 It was a little over ten years ago when I broke ground on my first cabin build. I had made the purchase of a remote bush lot four years earlier and in that time dreamed up dozens […]

Posted October 28, 2017 by

Guest post by Carly Klassen; genius behind The Sage Soap Company, and instructor of Minga’s upcoming DIY Soap Making Workshop on November 11, 2017.  I got started soap making in the fall of 2016. I had just left my desk job and was focusing on taking care of myself. Like many folks who sit as […]

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Posted October 19, 2017 by

Guest Post by Heartwood Farm and Cidery, hosts of our upcoming Cider workshop on November 5. Making hard (i.e. alcoholic) cider is deceptively simple. Unlike brewing beer, which requires fairly precise temperature measurements and specialized equipment, making cider is, at its core, a matter of setting things up, stepping back, and letting Saccharomyces, that wonderful […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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