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March 2018

SOLD OUT – Sourdough Bread Baking – March

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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$75 - $90.00

Minga is excited to be offering this workshop in partnership with the Township of Guelph/Eramosa and the County of Wellington's Taste Real Program.  Join us on a fragrant Sunday morning to explore one of the most ancient human activities, baking bread.  We’ll make bread using the traditional sourdough technique.  You’ll leave the workshop with a fresh batch of dough to bake the next day, a freshly baked loaf of bread, a healthy and predictable sourdough starter, and the knowledge and…

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Vegetable Seed Starting

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$60 - $70

During this dreary grey winter, isn’t it nice to dream about picking warm and juicy tomatoes? What about a freshly picked zucchini ready to be stir-fried? Maybe you already have a seed catalogue sitting on your countertop but you don’t know where to start. Starting your own seedlings provides you with a plethora of diversity in choosing varieties that are not typically available when you purchase transplants.  Deciding which plants you want to grow and how can be exciting! Your…

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Minga Talks Resilience: 3 takes on shifting social, economic, and personal paradigms to increase resilience

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal City Brewing Co., 199 Victoria Rd S, Unit C8
Guelph, Ontario N1E 3J3 Canada
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$15.00

Minga is pleased to be partnering with Transition Guelph and Royal City Brewing Co. to present the keynote event of inspirational presentations and conversation to launch the 2018 Resilience Festival. Join us to connect and hear three takes on shifting paradigms related to how we get around, how we design our stuff, and how we build our lives. Thought leaders and practitioners from the fields of design, energy, and community re-skilling will share their passion for their craft, offering you a…

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SOLD OUT – Planning A Successful Home Food Garden

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Zocalo Organics Farm, 5881 Third Line
Erin, Ontario N0B 1Z0
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$65 - $75

Join Bethany and Seb of Zocalo Organics for an informative tour of their organic farm, and a ground-breaking (pun intended!) workshop to help you bring your gardening to the next level. Beth and Seb will take beginner and experienced gardeners on a journey to explore the many ways you can approach garden planning. They will include concepts from permaculture, biodynamics, space-intensive growing, and will share ecological gardening methods and stories from the Organic Farming Community. Our philosophy is that each person gardens…

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April 2018

Grow Your Own Oyster and Wine Cap Mushrooms

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$110 - $120

Level up your gardening game with a permaculture take on home mushroom cultivation, both indoors and out. Growing your own mushrooms is an easy way to increase the productivity, health and interest of your gardens and your plate. This workshop will offer an overview of some of the many ways you can grow delicious edible and medicinal mushrooms in your garden and in your home or apartment, by reusing easy to acquire, usually free natural materials. You will also be…

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Designing Tiny Homes, Cozy Cabins and Small Spaces: Insight, Foresight, and Practical Planning

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$65 - $80

Feeling inspired about building your own tiny home, cabin, bunk house, small space or even a studio?  While the internet is full of ideas, taking the next step into designing your own space and implementing it can be daunting.  This workshop will give an overview to construction styles, information on passive solar layout, working on a budget and many design considerations you may have not even thought of. A little foresight, insight and time to geek out on design, will…

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Fruit Tree Pruning and Pests and Disease Prevention

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$120 - $135

We are excited to welcome Susan Poizner from Orchard People Fruit Tree Care, as she guides us through fruit tree care. Susan is an urban orchardist and the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards. In the morning, you will learn the techniques for dormant tree pruning (versus summer pruning when the tree is actively growing).  Dormant pruning, done annually, helps you improve tree health, spur healthy growth and helps your tree develop a structure that will support a robust harvest. After…

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June 2018

Grow Your Own Oyster and Wine Cap Mushrooms

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$110 - $120

Level up your gardening game with a permaculture take on home mushroom cultivation, both indoors and out. Growing your own mushrooms is an easy way to increase the productivity, health and interest of your gardens and your plate. This workshop will offer an overview of some of the many ways you can grow delicious edible and medicinal mushrooms in your garden and in your home or apartment, by reusing easy to acquire, usually free natural materials. You will also be…

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