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The Northern Sun Farm Co-op

The Northern Sun Farm Co-op

The Northern Sun Farm Co-op is a land-owning cooperative, providing members a portion of land to build a home, produce their own food, and engage in creative projects all in a community focused on working towards self-sufficiency. Started about 30 years ago as a back-to-land effort, the community gradually organized themselves into a formal cooperative […]

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The Peaceful Village Gardening Project

The Peaceful Village Gardening Project

Started in 2010, the Peaceful Village Gardening Project was an idea proposed by parents of children participating in The Peaceful Village – an after school program in Winnipeg’s inner city that helps newcomers in adjusting to their new community and home.  The parents had the skills, knowledge, and desire to grow food, they just didn’t […]

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DIY Homesteader Festival Video

June 1st this year saw hundreds of people descend upon the Nourished Roots farm for their DIY Homesteader Festival.  Participants attended 27 re-skilling workshops on farming, gardening, cooking, eating, and health.  Check out the video below – the sold-out day was a huge success, and many people walked away with new knowledge to do-it-themselves. For […]

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The global food crisis – “all we need now is the will to act”

The global food crisis – “all we need now is the will to act”

By Chelsea Dutkiewich With the many issues in the world today, we often forget to pay attention to the long and slow emergencies, which may be the most critical of all. The growing world population and relatively stagnant growth in food production is predicted to threaten a long-term global food crisis that could have disastrous […]

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Primary Producers in the North

This video brings the story of Manitoba’s first fishermen to light. Presented at the Growing Local conference in 2010, this preliminary work is helping to initiate community-based action on the problematic conditions of Manitoba’s freshwater fishery.  By Karlah Rudolph.   [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/17189288[/vimeo]

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Ian MacPherson – A History of Co-ops in Manitoba

Ian MacPherson presented this keynote address for the Canadian CED Network Gathering in Winnipeg. The talk focuses on the long history of co-ops and cooperative action ranging from agriculture to consumer movements to Indigenous communities.   [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/16705821[/vimeo]

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