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Creeping Bellflower, Campanula rapunculoides
July 4, 2013 2 Comments

Campanula: a weed or a green?

You may recognize this native Eurasian plant Campanula rapunculoides (a.k.a. Creeping Bellflower) as an invasive weed in your Winnipeg garden (or even your whole neighborhood). This is different than Campanula rotundifolia and other much less invasive varieties of Campanula (a.k.a. bluebells, harebells). Hand weeding Companula rapunculoides is difficult due to its dense and abundant roots and shoots. Any small roots left behind after weeding will spring back up within a couple weeks, and begin spreading again throughout your garden.

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June 3, 2013 No Comments

“Mixed Greens” Article in Winnipeg Free Press

Edible gardens feast for eyes and mouths

by Mark Klassen from Urban Eatin’
Updated: June 1, 2013 from the Winnipeg Free Press

Many of us in the urban environment would love to be able to provide more food for ourselves, our families and our communities, safely assured the seed saved from our own food plants will produce in future years, that our soil is free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and that our compostable waste aids the sustainable cycle of soil health.

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March 14, 2013 No Comments

Spring 2013 Newsletter

2013 Garden Planning!

Mid-winter is upon us, and the sun lingers longer and longer over the horizon. Garden dreams and schemes are germinating in the minds and hearts of gardeners Winnipeg-wide. Now is a great time to contact us or fill-out our online form to book a consultation and time for a garden design. An early start on the season gives more time to explore ideas, find specific varieties and have a plan in place for when the ground thaws…

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March 14, 2013 1 Comment

Cob Oven Workshop 2013 at Nourished Roots

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Join us 80km north of Winnipeg in Fraserwood, at Nourished Roots, where we will build a wood-fired cob oven over the course of this two-day workshop.

Cob is a mixture of clay, sand, binder and water. It is a natural building medium, and variations of this mode of building can be found all over the globe.

Cob is a wonderful thermal mass. It comprises the oven body, and also acts as a mortar to build the plinth of the oven. The cob oven we will build during this workshop is called a black oven. This means that the firebox and the cooking chamber are the same.

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March 14, 2013 No Comments

Cob Oven Workshop 2013 at Harborside Farms

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NOTE: This workshop has been cancelled due to insufficient registration. Apologies to those interested.

Join us on a beautiful farm, Harborside Farms, just outside of Pilot Mound where we will build a wood-fired cob oven over the course of this two-day workshop.

Cob is a mixture of clay, sand, binder and water. It is a natural building medium, and variations of this mode of building can be found all over the globe.

Cob is a wonderful thermal mass. It comprises the oven body, and also acts as a mortar to build the plinth of the oven. The cob oven we will build during this workshop is called a black oven. This means that the firebox and the cooking chamber are the same.

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February 19, 2013 No Comments

Urban Eatin’ Looking to Hire for 2013

Position: Gardener

Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Worker Co-op
Job posted: February 2013
(View .pdf of this job posting)

Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Worker Co-op is hiring. We are a worker-owned and worker-operated business that promotes food security and urban food garden proliferation. We offer garden design services, design implementation, a variety of workshops, garden mentorship, and compost services. We work with both residential clients and community organizations including schools, youth centres and non-profits. We are looking for an individual who is highly self-motivated and willing to commit long-term to developing Urban Eatin’. We aim to include members that have varied and complementary skills and experience, as well as new ideas and passions to further the food security movement.

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ACU's Asterix Newsletter featuring Urban Eatin' Gardeners Worker Co-op
September 26, 2012 No Comments

ACU Asterix Newsletter (fall/winter 2012)

Supporting community enterprise

Urban Eatin’ would like extend our gratitude towards ACU’s financial support through the Community Enterprise Development Grants Program. Please read through their latest newsletter to learn more about their program and what we are up to as well.

ACU’s Community Grants Program looks a little different this year with the addition of a separate Community Enterprise Development Grants Program. This new grant stream is designed to help co-ops and social enterprises take the next step in their development and isn’t tied to the application deadlines of our Sustainable Community Grants Program.

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July 4, 2012 No Comments

Native Prairie Seed Bombs at Folk Fest

This weekend at The Winnipeg Folk Festitval, join Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Worker Co-op in an adventurous project of Guerrilla Gardening. Our goal is to have you create and bring home a native prairie seed bomb, made from the finest materials.

What is a seed bomb?

Well, we’re glad you asked. These small balls of clay, compost, straw, and seeds will allow you, the explorative gardener, to garden in those hard-to-reach areas, spreading the biodiverse flora of Manitoba to otherwise abandoned lots, fenced in compounds, or any place that you would love to see a bit more colour and life. In keeping to this year’s theme of the indigenous life of Birds Hill Park, all seeds selected have been amazingly donated by the Living Prairie Museum and are species found growing happily amongst the meadows of the Folk Fest site!

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Urban Eatin’ helps Soulfude make some raised garden beds

“We’ve started this year by building two more raised garden beds and connecting with people who have been successful in coaxing food from urban yards. They are the beautiful and funny souls at Urban Eatin’ Gardeners’ Workers Coop and Patrick Elazar – someone I worked with for years without realizing he was secretly a very wise, very eco-friendly urban homesteader. Thankfully, his secret was revealed when he made a presentation at a food security conference.”

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Message from Food Matters Manitoba

Hello!

We think Food should be a Provincial Election Issue! Rising food costs across the province, the continuing loss of farmers each year and rising health care costs are just some of the reasons action around food is needed and should be part of the election this fall!

What slogan would you use to raise Food as an issue in the 2011 Provincial Election? Share your idea (6 words max.) and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to the St.Norbert Farmers’ Market! This slogan will be visible on signs that can be on display at homes, businesses, etc. Deadline is Thursday, May 12! Send an e-mail to communications@foodmattersmanitoba.ca to enter.

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Manitoba Eco-network’s Rain Barrel Fundraising Sale

In Support of Manitoba Eco-Network’s outreach activities and environmental projects.

Pre-order a rain barrel for $60

Available only in terracotta (grey barrels are sold out). Standard features for rain barrels include a top filter basket, top-side overflow and barrel to barrel connector, overflow hose and a bottom-side spigot with garden hose thread. The rain barrels are reconditioned food containers with a capacity of approx. 220 litres (approx 1m tall and .6m in diameter).

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Urban Eatin' at Car Free Day 2010 Winnipeg
September 22, 2010 No Comments

Car Free Day 2010 in Winnipeg

by the Green Action Centre

On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Winnipeg joined thousands of cities all over the world by closing part of our territory to car traffic for Car Free Day. It was a rainy day, but a good time was had by all. Congratulations to William Belford, winner of the Track Stand Competition, and thanks to Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Coop for creating a beautiful temporary green-space out of a parking spot. We hope you will join us in 2011!

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