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Change grows from the ground up. Through education and inspiration. Through people digging in to tackle projects that matter. Like grass roots, the movement will spread! Donate $5, $10, or more to go toward our Grassroots Grants program, which provides fest workshop passes for attendees on a low-income budget, and grants to urban and rural...
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No matter the direction you look out here, you’ll find acres and acres of trees. Most are Poplar, followed by Pine in population density, and then Alder and Willow. Peppered in those forests are tamarack, spruce, oak, hazelnut, birch and maple. We were able to tap a few maples and birch this season and though...
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On March 3rd and 4th, 18 cheese-loving DIYers gathered at Cityfolk Farm to learn about Natural Cheesemaking with David Asher. What a wonderful group of participants! There was such enthusiasm – reverence, even – around food and self-sufficiency. David’s teaching was stellar – he not only focused on the very practical steps of natural cheesemaking...
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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 & panel discussion of the newly released For Our Peat’s Sake.   FOR OUR PEAT’S SAKE...
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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 a cup of joe before the fest. If you’re looking to dig a bit deeper...
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  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 projects – yes. Jars for fermentation – uh huh. And oh my word, jars for...
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