Minga Skill Building Hub

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 […]

Posted June 16, 2016 by

— Guest post by Wayne Greenway Have you ever noticed just how happy you are if you have had a chance to participate in Guelph Ontario’s  Minga Skill Building Hub’s many courses? Scientists in positive psychology now know more about why these kind of activities bring us happiness: the course likely gave you some positive […]

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Posted August 17, 2015 by

  Val will be teaching The Lost Art of Canning on September 20th. Click here for more details Val Andrews, owner of The Harvest Pantry and one of Minga’s fermenting and canning instructors, was recently published in Calgary’s prominent food magazine The City Palate.  In her article, she teaches us how to preserve the seasons harvest […]

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Posted June 23, 2015 by

Kenna is teaching a hands-on natural cosmetics workshop on August 9th. It all began one holiday season, I was thinking of gifts to make for my family, searching the web for some fun DIY’s and projects. I came across some lip balm recipes and instantly knew I had to make some! I contacted a local […]

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Greg Stevenson, Minga’s instructor for Goat Cheese Making and Hobby Farming 101, coming up in April, made this quick and entertaining video on him and his family making goat milk soap.  He starts by measuring his pigs before butcher, followed by rendering their fat, all the way to slicing the soap into rounds for presents.

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Posted March 31, 2014 by

-this post was taken from the blog post “TableforMaple” MINGA SKILLS HUB – NO-KNEAD BREAD BAKING Minga Skill Building Hub finds locals who are knowledgeable in a certain skill and provide them with the space to share their skill with others. They find individuals who are yearning to learn a new skill and philosophies while meeting people […]

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Posted March 4, 2014 by

Linda is teaching Natural Soap Making on April 27th.  Soap. We all use it. And have memories of it from our earliest childhood. Whether it was having our first bath or washing our hands before dinner, we all remember the lovely clean smell of soap. Some of you may have even acquired a taste for […]

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Posted January 28, 2014 by

by Lauren Mangion Lauren will be teaching the upcoming DIY Personal Care Products on February 24th. Sign up here. In my last post for Minga Skill Building Hub I shared how I’ve simplified a lot of my personal care regimen. My pursuit of minimal products extends all the way to the one most critical for […]

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Posted January 8, 2014 by

Lauren will be running a DIY Body Care Products workshop on February 24th I remember when I was a teenager I developed quite the face-washing regiment. I got into all the products I could get my hand on because I had mild acne, and sensitive, dry skin, and more products to treat those issues individually […]

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