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Urban Eatin’ Wins National Prize!

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We are thrilled to be one of eight winners of the 2014 National Co-op Challenge. We are thus receiving $25,000 to put towards our 2015 neighbourhood edible garden project. Thanks to all of those who voted for our video in September 2014! We couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks also to The Co-operators for putting on this annual challenge!  You can view our 90-sec video for the challenge.

Thanks also to all those who helped promote our campaign, such as the Assiniboine Credit Union (who also made this image). See their short article on the Asterix Online.

 

November 1, 2014 No Comments

Urban Eatin’s National Co-op Challenge video (90-sec)

This short video was featured in the 2014 National Co-op Challenge. Each of the 16 finalists were asked to create a 90-sec video to say who they are, and the public was able to vote for 30 days. Urban Eatin’ was thrilled to be one of the eight finalists chosen to receive the award of $25,000.

Urban Eatin’ is a small group of gardeners committed to using organic and holistic techniques to build and maintain vegetable and herb gardens for Winnipeg’s residents. We have been trained with various techniques of light footprint, integrated gardening and permaculture principles. We believe that your home and your community should provide you with shelter and sustenance. So we offer to help make your yard a place of beauty, food, and comfort by enabling people to grow their own vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible garden spaces through consultations, design, workshops and hands-on learning.

You can view this video directly on YouTube at: Urban Eatin’ National Co-op Challenge Video 2014

National Co-op Challenge 2014
July 10, 2014 No Comments

Urban Eatin’ a Finalist in National Co-op Challenge 2014

Voting has begun! Go to the official National Co-op Challenge website to watch the videos and cast your vote (see us in the “Western” region near the bottom). See below to sign-up for email reminders to vote throughout this challenge (you can vote once per day).

We are excited to announce that with the help of your votes this fall, we could win $25,000 from the National Co-op Challenge (NCC)! Visit their website for details on the contest. All monies won must be used for the projects outlined in the co-op’s initial application to the National Co-op Challenge, designed to grow the co-op and improve services to the citizens they serve.

All 16 finalists are listed below (divided into 4 regions). We are the only co-op from Winnipeg this year. Each will produce a 90-second video for the public to vote on between September 3rd and October 1st, 2014.

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Our Common Roots film
May 24, 2013 No Comments

Our Common Roots: A film on the Healing Power of Herbs (including many you could grow in your garden)

We may be able to grow beautiful gardens in our yards, and even produce gardens that fill our dinner tables, but can we identify which plants strengthen our immune system or combat an illness? Or which plants have been held as sacred with the indigenous people’s of the area? Learning about the medicinal aspects of the plants we grow in our gardens has never been easier than watching the film “Our Common Roots”. With a fellow local Winnipeg herbalist and film-maker, we hope you can help support this project and share it with your friends — gardens are more than a beautiful use of your yard, or even an indulgence of flavour and taste — they can strengthen our mind, body and soul and help generations balance the dis-order and dis-ease that continually challenge our health.

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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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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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Triple-bin Composting System
April 28, 2011 No Comments

Eco-friendly Triple-bin Composting System

Whether you have a large backyard or are involved in a community project that would like to begin composting — Urban Eatin’s new custom designed triple-bin composting system might be just what you need. It is designed to be effective — with removable sections for easy dumping, turning and harvesting of your compost — and they are built ecologically — from salvaged shipping palette wood right here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Prices vary depending on your specific needs and delivery destination.

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“No Sweat” on Green Page — Winnipeg Free Press

Feeling disconnected with nature? Want to get in touch with your inner farmer?
Urban Eatin’ may be for you.

The Urban Eatin’ Gardeners’ Co-op will hold your hand through the entire perplexing process of growing a vegetable garden. Not only will it recommend what vegetables grow best in your yard, it will design and plant them into a esthetically pleasing, densely packed, English garden-style vegetable patch. It will even tend the garden, if you want. “It’s come to this!” an older generation can feel entitled to say. Consultants to plant a garden!

Click here to read the rest of the Winnipeg Free Press article about Urban Eatin’.

March 30, 2009 No Comments

Want to make your yard more beautiful AND edible?

Members of the Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Co-op are willing and able to help you achieve this.

We offer a wide diversity of services to help you develop your yard into a paradise filled with organic herbs, veggies and fruit… all yours to enjoy.

Add colour to your yard and to your plate! For the love of nature; for the love of beauty; for the love of learning; or for the love of healthy food!

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