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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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SOLD OUT – 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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SOLD OUT

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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$75 – $90

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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Fruit Tree Pruning and Pests and Disease Prevention – CANCELLED

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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May 2018

Sourdough Bread Baking – May

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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$75.00 – $90.00

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 confidence you need to make high-quality, rustic, sourdough bread at home. The master recipe that you will learn can be modified to create…

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Foraging for Wild Edibles – Spring

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$45 – $55

Come enjoy the wonders of nature while foraging for wild edibles on a morning hike! Whether you’re keen to learn about nature, want to be more self-reliant or perhaps lack a green thumb, foraging is a fantastic window by which to explore the natural world and increase one’s awareness of and respect for its beauty and complexity. Wild foods are very nutritious and often have much higher amounts of minerals and nutrients than their domesticated counterparts, they not only benefit one’s…

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

May 26 @ 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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June 2018

Grow Your Own Oyster and Wine Cap Mushrooms

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$75 – $90

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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Foraging For Wild Edibles – June 2018

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$50.00 – $60.00

Hone your senses and learn to seek out yummy treats in the natural world around you. You don't have to go into the deep dark woods to find wild edibles! This workshop will help you gain some basic literacy about the natural world, and what you can safely eat in your own backyard, along your favourite trails, or even in your school yard (Kids under 12 can attend for FREE with a ticket-holding adult!!!).  Whether you are excited about building…

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