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Posted June 13, 2018 by

If you’re interested in learning more about foraging, join us this Sunday: Foraging for Wild Edibles – Summer.  I arrived in France last week to spend a few days with my friend Cecile Billard before we headed to Germany for a University reunion.  I studied Forestry in Germany over 10 years ago and the reunion drew […]

Posted May 16, 2018 by

Guest post by Luke Eckstein instructor for the upcoming workshop: Foraging for Wild Edibles – Spring on May 19th.   Spring is my favourite time of year. Everything is waking up from sleeping under a blanket of snow for months and is quick to become vibrant, alive and full of colour. The flowers start to bloom as […]

Posted April 24, 2018 by

Guest post by Susan Poizer instructor for the upcoming workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning and Pest and Disease Resistance on April 29th.  Looking to grow some fruit trees? Fantastic! Like other trees, fruit trees are great for the environment – they clean our air and they stabilize our soil. And by eating locally grown fruit we […]

Posted March 28, 2018 by

Guest post by David Field instructor for the upcoming workshop: Grow Your Own Oyster and Wine Cap Mushroom on April 7th.  Mushrooms can be poisonous, boring, psychedelic, destructive, or healing. They offer the thrill of the hunt, deliver that umami flavour like nothing else, and can even shift your perspective on life, the universe and everything. […]

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 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 August 21, 2017 by

It’s true. Permaculture changed my life. Forever. Let me explain. I was 23 years old. I had just graduated from the University of Toronto in Forestry and Environmental Studies. I was passionate. I had energy. I wanted to change the world. I wanted to travel. I wanted the most amazing job ever (that’s what they […]

Posted August 15, 2017 by

At this very moment, it is 10:59pm. My dog is curled up under my desk and my toddler is asleep. The dishes have been dealt with (as much as they will be), the laundry has been put on, the floor has been swept….and now I make the call……do I work or do I go to […]

Posted August 3, 2017 by

Who do you love? Tell us, whoooooooo do you looovvvve??!! Ok so maybe typing out iconic song lyrics (credit to Bo Diddley) doesn’t fully convey the spirit of the question, but we do really want to know. Here at Minga HQ we are cooking up a new piece of greatness for you. We are reaching […]

Posted August 1, 2017 by

Many of you probably received Minga’s recent email about our upcoming Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms at Home workshop (if you didn’t, check out the workshop, it’s fabulous!).  We received a response to that email that brought up a lot of stuff for us, including reflection on the value of what Minga does, the value […]

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