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August 2017

Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms At Home

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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$100.00
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We are excited to be offering this workshop in partnership with:  DIY Fungi, Guelph/Eramosa Township and The County of Wellington's Taste Real Program Growing your own mushrooms is an easy way to boost your home-grown nutrition and grow your own medicine. This workshop will offer an overview of some of the many ways you can grow delicious edible and medicinal mushrooms at your home or apartment and highlight ways you can make use of recycled materials- including coffee grounds or shredded paper- as…

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Build a Wood Fired Cob Pizza Oven – SOLD OUT

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, 570 Belsyde Ave., E.
Fergus, ON Canada
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$110
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Wood fired pizza, fresh baked breads, slow cooked meats and tasty sweet treats; they can all be done with a single firing of a thermal mass cob oven over an afternoon.    Join Adam Krop, experienced cob builder, as he teaches all the steps necessary for you to build your very own cob oven (cob is a mixture of sand, clay, and straw).  A cob oven is a thick monolithic domed structure that gets heated from the inside with a wood…

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September 2017

Small Pantry Canning – September

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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We are excited to be offering this workshop in partnership with the Guelph/Eramosa Township and the County of Wellington's Taste Real Program   There is nothing as satisfying as opening the jar of peaches from your stash in February or putting together a beautiful gift basket assortment of your handmade jars for someone special. Learning the art of canning is a great way to connect with food and community while stocking your cupboard with delicious, fresh reminders of summer. This…

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Foraging For Wild Mushrooms

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hanlon Creek Splash Pad, 505 Kortright Rd W
Guelph,
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$55
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Fungi are often a hidden part of natural communities but they are very important and incredibly fascinating in the many ways they work ‘behind the scenes’ of nature. They are a very diverse group adapted to every niche and despite often being tough to find, there are probably mushrooms all around you when you venture into the woods. Come on a hike with experienced forager and biologist Luke Eckstein to explore the amazing world of fungi and mushrooms this fall! …

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Wreath Making – September – POSTPONED

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Erin, Ontario, Exact location will be provided after registration. + Google Map
$95
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This workshop has been postponed and will be offered on November 25.  Register here.   Get into the holiday season by creating your own grapevine wreath.  Join us on a serene and picturesque rural property just outside the quaint town of Erin. You'll be spending the afternoon exploring the property and foraging for natural plant materials which we will use to make a collection of grapevine wreaths. You will leave with 3 of your own handmade wreaths. They are the perfect…

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October 2017

Sourdough Bread Baking – October

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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$75 - $90.00
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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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November 2017

SOLD OUT: Cider Making: From Apple to Alcohol

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$75.00 - $90.00
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Minga is excited to be partnering with Heartwood Farm and Cidery to offer this workshop! Do you have an apple tree that gives you beautiful apples each year? Are you looking to expand beyond apple sauce, pies, butter, and crumble to something a little more risqué? Maybe you are just looking to cut your winter booze budget by buying cider in bulk and turning it into a delicious boozy beverage at home to share with friends and family. Heartwood Farm & Cidery…

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SOLD OUT: The Art of Pork Butchery – November

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Road 18
Elora, Ontario N1M 2W3
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$225 - $250.00
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Back by popular demand, The Art of Pork Butchery will leave you with a ton of knowledge on butchering an animal (and a load of freshly cut pork to take home!).  Your guide, Jamie Waldron, has dedicated 15 years of his life to mastering the art and skills of butchery.  Through working, learning, researching and teaching, he is reviving this age-old craft. Check out the action of a past workshop featured on CBC's The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright.     You will learn: …

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NEW DATE for DIY Soap Making

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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$110 - $130
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Minga is excited to be offering this workshop in partnership with the Township of Guelph/Eramosa, the County of Wellington’s Taste Real Program, and the Sage Soap Company.  Do you linger over the hand-made soap at the market? Do you have sensitive skin that needs some special loving care? Do you perhaps just love the countless possibilities of fragrances, properties, and scrubs that are unlocked when you make your own soap? Or have you looked into making your own soap and…

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

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50.00 - $70.00
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Sign up for the waitlist below and be the first to know about the next Tiny Home workshop happening in the New Year.  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…

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