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November 29, 2012 No Comments

TED Talk: “Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food”

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

Jamie Oliver has been drawn to the kitchen since he was a child working in his father’s pub-restaurant. He showed not only a precocious culinary talent but also a passion for creating (and talking about) fresh, honest, delicious food. In the past decade, the shaggy-haired “Naked Chef” of late-’90s BBC2 has built a worldwide media conglomerate of TV shows, books, cookware and magazines, all based on a formula of simple, unpretentious food that invites everyone to get busy in the kitchen. And as much as his cooking is generous, so is his business model — his Fifteen Foundation, for instance, trains young chefs from challenged backgrounds to run four of his restaurants.

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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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May 5, 2012 No Comments

“Incredible edibles: Ditch the lawn for plants you can eat”

(article in the Winnipeg Free Press, May 5, 2012)
By: Naomi Audia and Paolo Riva

Medieval roots

Incorporating edibles into the landscape is a growing trend but one that has its practical roots in gardens dating back to the Middle Ages, when monastic gardens grew culinary herbs alongside flowers.

Raised beds made their debut in Tudor gardens in the 1500s and contained plants prized for their medicinal and culinary value. These utilitarian kitchen gardens were generally situated behind high walls, hidden by vines, shrubs, trees and herbaceous plants.

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May 3, 2012 No Comments

Learn about the Soil Food Web at the Harvest Moon Learning Centre

Making More With Microbes taught by Doug Weatherbee, The Soil Doctor

WHERE: Harvest Moon Learning Centre in Clearwater, Manitoba

WHEN: June 23-25  (three full days – cull curriculum at bottom of page)

COST: $480 (includes healthy meals, readings package, instruction, camping space and use of Harvest Moon Learning Centre facilities – showers, classrooms, hang-out space, kitchen, gardens, etc.

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February 23, 2012 No Comments

Newsletter — Spring 2012

Book us for a consultation

Booking for a consultation now will assure that we can meet and discuss your dream garden, with plenty of time for planning and preparation.Or, if you already have a garden but just need some tips and brights ideas, give us a call at 770-2204 or email us (urbaneatin@gmail.com).

Maintenance Packages & Garden Sitting

We offer monthly maintenance packages that include services like planting, weeding, watering, thinning, harvesting and pruning. We also offer our Silent Lawn Care service, using no gas-powered equipment, giving everyone’s ears a break! Contact us for pricing.

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Garden Consultations - Naomi
October 10, 2011 No Comments

Newsletter – Fall 2011

10% off Garden Designs for 2012

The 2012 season is quickly approaching so don’t get caught without a plan! Well it’s still a ways away, but it is a good time to start thinking about next season. To keep us going throughout the winter, we would love to come up with a design for your 2012 veggie patch and we’ll even do it for a rate that is 10% cheaper than normal. WHOA! WHAT A DEAL!!!! Book a consultation this autumn and the design will follow in the winter. Come spring we will be ready to get our shovels in the ground without any hold ups. Email us or call 770-2204 to set up a consultation before the snow falls.

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Garden Design and Landscapring in Winnipeg
August 12, 2011 No Comments

Newsletter: Summer 2011

10$ off consultations in September & 10% off designs done over winter.

Save by planning for your 2012 garden!

Urban Eatin’ wants to keep working during the winter months, thus we are offering a discount to folks who want to plan ahead for next year’s garden. By booking a consultation for this September, you’ll receive $10 off our normal $30 consultation fee, PLUS you’ll receive 10% off your design fees, which we will do over the winter months. We could also schedule the work for next spring to assure you that the work can be done before the planting season, which is a great benefit to both us and you (this past spring we were too busy to accommodate all of the job request.

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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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