Edible Gardening & Skill-Sharing Program

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2015 Edible Gardening & Skill-Sharing Program

FIRST WORKSHOP: April 7, 2015   ….. LAST WORKSHOP OF THE SEASON: October 14, 2015 (see Workshop Details Below OR Follow our Facebook Events)

Contact us to register or for more details (Dale at 204-669-0750 or chalmersrenewal@mymts.net).

Urban Eatin’ is partnering with CNRC and Essential Foods in Elmwood to offer gardeners in the Chalmers neighbourhood access to food gardening workshops, skill-sharing activities and community garden maintenance throughout the 2015 gardening season.

We’d love to get your feedback, please contact Dale at 204-669-0750 or chalmersrenewal@mymts.net or contact Cath at cmcfarlane2@wrha.mb.ca or 204-806-3548.

Who is Urban Eatin’?

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 private residences and public facilities. We envision a more just, sustainable food system, where people in urban spaces can work towards localizing food production, lessening
our ecological footprint, working cooperatively, building community

We have received funds from the National Co-op Challenge to put towards building food security and edible gardening initiatives in four Winnipeg areas throughout 2015… and one of these is the Chalmers neighbourhood of Elmwood!

You can find out more about Urban Eatin’ at:


Your chance to learn about:

» Planting & Garden Planning
» Canning (think Salsa)
» Fermentation (think Sauerkraut)
» Trip to a U-Pick & Fruit Processing » Dehydration & Fruit Leather
» Soil Building & Weed Control
» Seed Starting & Seed Saving

Fall Workshop Details:

For those of you who have loved the Urban Eatin’ Worshops this year, here are the rest of the Workshops:

Plan to attend, learn lots and have a great deal of fun.

If you have any questions, please contact Dale at 204-669-0750 or chalmersrenewal@mymts.net.



Wed. September 9th, 2015

Harvest: 4-6pm Canning: 6-7:30pm

Bring some of your own tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions & herbs if you can! We plan to meet at 4pm at the Elmwood Community Gardens in order to help with harvest. Canning is at 180 Poplar Ave.


Wed. September 16th, 2015


Meet at 180 Poplar. We will be exploring the lost art of fermented foods to put up the harvest and boost your health. Please bring a clean jar or two (quart- sized is good) and a curious set of taste buds.


Wed. September 30th, 2015


Meet at the Elmwood Community Gardens (unless heavy rain, in which case meet at 180 Poplar Ave.). Bring some small bags (ziplock bags, paper bags).


Wed. October 7th, 2015


Meet at 180 Poplar. Some paper/supplies and plant references will be provided, but please bring your own supples (markers, rulers, etc.) or garden design resources if you have any.


Wed. October 14th, 2015

Clean-up: 2-5pm Feast: 5:30-7:30pm

Meet at Elmwood Community Gardens at 2pm for a clean-up blitz in several gardens, with a potluck feast at 180 Poplar Ave (bring your own dish!).

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