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Posted May 4, 2018 by

Mother’s day is coming up on may 13 and if you are anything like me, you it surprises you every year (kind of like birthdays and Christmas) and you go into a minor mental spin about how to show your mom that you love and appreciate her. It’s a tall order. I mean none of […]

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 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 […]

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