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Film Club

For pete’s sake, it’s about time we had a film club at the fest! So, we’ve teamed up with the Organic Food Council of Manitoba to create a special event for attendees after the fest. Join OFCM and filmmaker Thayer MacInnis for a screening … Continued

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Breakfast Club

There’s a new club in town… Festival ticket holders can sign up and head to the town diner to chat with local farmers and fest teachers about a couple of current issues in urban and rural ag, over breakfast and … Continued

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A generational canning story…

  When we found out that Bernardin’s Brand Manager and Executive Chef was digging the DIY Homesteader Festival – enough to get Beranardin on board to sponsor, we were thrilled! What homesteader doesn’t swoon over canning jars? Jars for actual canning … Continued

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More than workshops, more than a fest…

When we dreamt up this event, it was a couple of us washing dishes and chatting about how to bring people together, provide an atmosphere for inspiration and change, and what our own dream festival would look like. It was … Continued

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Growing a Medicine Garden

One thing that seems utterly amazing in a day and age when almost everyone seems to be on prescription medication, is that there are many medicines that grow right outside our door. And so many more we can grow ourselves … Continued

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The basics of home grain milling

Oat farmer Amy Nikkel co-hosted the home grain milling workshop where 2015 Festival attendees explored the how, when, why, what and where of home grain milling. Did you know some grains cannot be milled? What about sprouted grain?  In Amy … Continued

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