Minga Skill Building Hub

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 […]

Posted January 22, 2018 by

I’ve been quietly nursing a deep dark secret that I’ve decided to handle by sharing with all of you. My guess (or hope?) is that it will resonate with many of you. My confession is this: I don’t have a garden, my backyard is a disused (weedy) glorified poop site for my dog and not […]

Posted January 1, 2018 by

2017 has been a time of incredible shifts in the personal lives of Minga’s leading ladies, and a gathering of momentum in our business. We wanted to provide a little roundup and reflection piece to set the stage for the adventures that 2018 has in store for us, and for those of you who are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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