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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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Local Food Festival Reskilling Hub

June 24 @ 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 ON-6,
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada
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$5

Do you ever wish you could attend more Minga workshops but money and time get in the way?  This is our fourth year partnering with the Taste Real Local Food Festival to offering the ever popular ReSkilling Hub. You can come immerse yourself in food skills. For only a $5 entrance fee, you can partake in all the reskilling you can muster (plus enjoy all the other wonderful offerings the Festival has to offfer, like food vendors, craft beer, local…

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September 2018

Sourdough Bread Baking – September 2018 – SOLD OUT

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT

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 Mushrooms – September 2018 – SOLD OUT

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
To be announced Guelph, Ontario + Google Map
SOLD OUT

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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The Art of Pork Butchery – September 2018 – SOLD OUT

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Road 18
Elora, Ontario N1M 2W3
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SOLD OUT

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:  Pig anatomy How to…

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October 2018

Tiny Homes, Cozy Cabins and Small Spaces: Insight, Foresight, and Practical Planning (October 2018)

October 13 @ 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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Sourdough Bread Baking – October 2018

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$75 – $90

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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Wild Mushroom Identification and Foraging – SOLD OUT October 2018

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Preservation Park, 399 Kortright Rd W
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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$50.00 – $60.00

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 mind-bogglingly diverse group adapted to every niche of the natural world and despite sometimes being tough to spot, 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…

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November 2018

Sourdough Bread Baking – November 2018

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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$75 – $90

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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