Growing & Producing


Small Gardens Have Big Impact

Everyone has probably driven past them at some point. The small, single plot community gardens in Winnipeg’s North End, with …

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Reconnecting: To land and community

It’s been a long, cold winter. Yet, everywhere you look there are clear signs that spring is around the corner. …

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Grow North Wabowden

In the last week of August people from across Manitoba gathered in Wabowden for the Sixth Annual Grow North Conference. …

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Northern Manitoba Garden Heroes

By| Melissa Hiebert, Evaluation Coordinator, Food Matters Manitoba After the latest gardening workshop Food Matters Manitoba held in Fox Lake …

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Starting Seeds Starting Indoors – A new skill for even the most experienced gardeners!

Imagine trying to grow food in Canada when you are used to hot weather, year-long growing seasons and ground that …

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Garden & Greenhouse Learning Exchange in Leaf Rapids

Strawberries were in full bloom last week as a team of young Garden Advisers from Barren Lands First Nation were …

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Microgreens in the north

In the north, produce is expensive and often not very fresh. Fortunately broccoli, kale, radish, buckwheat and peas can all be …

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Can Tiny Tots Grow Microgreens?

Can three and four-year-olds grow microgreens for one of Winnipeg’s most celebrated Executive Chefs? At Kookum’s Place Daycare they can! …

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Less Waste, More Soil: A guide to composting

Did you know that in Winnipeg 28 per cent of household waste is food? And when food ends up landfills, …

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Sustainable South Osborne People Garden

A few weeks ago, Sustainable South Osborne Coop finished up an expansion to the South Osborne Community Orchard, and this …

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Planting Good Meals in York Landing

Summer is a great time to gather, share food and learn from each other. So this past June, a few …

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Think Like A Bee: Beekeeping in Northern Manitoba

Bees are an essential element to a healthy environment. And in June, a group of different community members from across northern …

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Community Supported Agriculture

Do you like fresh, high-quality fruits and vegetables? Do you like trying new ingredients, like garlic scapes or kohlrabi? Do …

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Cross Lake Residents Take on Alternative Approach

By Anna Levin, Community Food Facilitator Another season of raising chickens has come and gone in Cross Lake. This year, …

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A CSA Conversation

By Daniel Kanu As the leaves fall and sweaters come out, my family begins to eat differently. We move away …

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Top 5 Mistakes New Gardeners Can Make and How to Avoid Them

Inspired by the new 2014 Manitoba Garden Makeover “Newbie” Category: Top 5 mistakes new gardeners make and how to avoid …

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One Giant Thank You

It would really be impossible to do the work that we do without the help of amazing community organizations and …

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Building Soil in your Northern Garden

By Michelle Biden (La Ronge, SK) When I came to La Ronge in 2009, I started asking people about gardening …

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Planting for the Future

Garden Club at Churchill Community High School in La Ronge, SK. Take a tour of Garden Club from a student’s …

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The Backyard Grocer – Jessica Gollub

When Jessica’s birthday or Mothers’ day rolls around, she’s been known to request trees for presents.  So, when it came …

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