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Posted July 25, 2018 by

(We are so grateful for the writing genius of Serena Tene who provided this post) As soon as I begin my interview with Glenn Roberts in the lounge of the Guelph Public Library (he’s come from Grand Valley to meet with me), he unexpectedly gifts me, a person he’s never met, with a jar of […]

Posted June 13, 2018 by

If you’re interested in learning more about foraging, join us this Sunday: Foraging for Wild Edibles – Summer.  I arrived in France last week to spend a few days with my friend Cecile Billard before we headed to Germany for a University reunion.  I studied Forestry in Germany over 10 years ago and the reunion drew […]

Posted May 24, 2018 by

(We are so grateful for the writing genius of Serena Tene, who provided this post) As soon as I walk into Siobhán Hanley’s large, comfortable kitchen, I can sense a lot about her and where her passions lie. This is the kitchen of someone playing, learning, and actively exploring what it means to be self-sufficient. […]

Posted May 16, 2018 by

Guest post by Luke Eckstein instructor for the upcoming workshop: Foraging for Wild Edibles – Spring on May 19th.   Spring is my favourite time of year. Everything is waking up from sleeping under a blanket of snow for months and is quick to become vibrant, alive and full of colour. The flowers start to bloom as […]

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Mother’s day is coming up on may 13 and if you are anything like me, you it surprises you every year (kind of like birthdays and Christmas) and you go into a minor mental spin about how to show your mom that you love and appreciate her. It’s a tall order. I mean none of […]

Posted April 24, 2018 by

Guest post by Susan Poizer instructor for the upcoming workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning and Pest and Disease Resistance on April 29th.  Looking to grow some fruit trees? Fantastic! Like other trees, fruit trees are great for the environment – they clean our air and they stabilize our soil. And by eating locally grown fruit we […]

Posted March 28, 2018 by

Guest post by David Field instructor for the upcoming workshop: Grow Your Own Oyster and Wine Cap Mushroom on April 7th.  Mushrooms can be poisonous, boring, psychedelic, destructive, or healing. They offer the thrill of the hunt, deliver that umami flavour like nothing else, and can even shift your perspective on life, the universe and everything. […]

Posted February 21, 2018 by

How does one small social enterprise reach and shift the realities of a whole s**t-ton of people? Well Minga does that one workshop at a time, AND we are excited to be launching a new endeavour: Minga Talks!!   The first Minga Talks event will be Minga Talks Resilience: 3 takes on shifting social, economic, […]

Posted February 12, 2018 by

Yep. I did. I took down 5 of my 11 full-sun, raised garden beds and put up a 15’ trampoline and I feel so good about my decision.   Crazy? Yep. I never thought I would ever do it but I couldn’t handle it any longer.  I couldn’t handle the upkeep. The constant weeding. The never-ending […]

Posted February 5, 2018 by

Every Year, the Guelph Organic Conference happens at the University of Guelph. This is basically right in my backyard. Well actually it’s across the river, through the golf course, up the hill, and through The Arboretum from my backyard… but still, it’s close. The point is that it is a really fantastic learning opportunity that […]

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