"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”

Henry D. Thoreau




Transition Winnipeg:

Let's Transition to a Low-carbon Future

Transition Winnipeg is hosting a "Social Enterprise Idea-Jam" during the month of November.

Attend exciting talks to learn about and foster opportunities for social enterprises in renewable energy, food production and processing, transportation services, community planning, and social services.

For more information look here.

Excited to attend some of these talks? Email here to carpool.


Fall Workshops!

Bread and Pizza Making Workshop

There is nothing better than buttering a freshly home-baked slice of bread right out of the oven AND pizza made from scratch is way better than any delivery!

Come to this workshop to learn how to knead, rise and bake bread, pizza and foccacia. Participants will enjoy freshly made pizza, foccacia bread and go home with their own loaf of bread to bake.

When: Thursday November 26th, 6:30pm
Where: Steinbach Family Resource Centre (SFRC), 101N Front Dr., Steinbach
Cost: $10

Call the SFRC to register 204-346-0413. *Payment required in advance*, collected at SFRC M-F 9am-4pm.

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New Book by Laura Reeves!

Our own Laura Reeves is launching her new book: Laura Reeves' Guide to Useful Plants - featuring uses and recipes for plants that you can find right here in Manitoba! Here's how she describes it:

"This 216-page book is a collection of my experiences with over 65 wild plants and mushrooms.  It is packed full of stories of my experiments (some successful and some not), accidental discoveries, recipes, and directions for using plants for food, medicine, wilderness survival, and just plain fun."

Book Launch:

Laura is launching her book at 7:30, Tuesday Nov 3 at McNally Robinson in Grant Park Mall. Don't miss this great opportunity to support a local author and - as she says, "Get your very own signed copy"!

Congratulations to Laura on a wonderful achievement.


Stew & Stories - Saturday October 17

SETI will be hosting an evening of Stew & Stories on Saturday October 17th. We'll be cooking it all up in a giant pot over the fire and serving it at Jack Heppner's "Edgework Place".  Your only admission is an ingredient for the pot (and maybe a couple dollars for the hat). Bring a story about what you've done or tried in your life to transition to sustainability. Dress warm (there'll be a fireplace & shelter too), and bring your preferred beverage. The gathering begins at 4:00pm and ends around 8:00pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Location: Edgework Place 40049 Road 33N, RM of La Broquerie  (Map)

From the water tower at the south end of Steinbach, go East on Hwy 52 for five miles, turn right (South) on Carriere Rd (40E) and proceed for two miles, turn left on Rd 33N and proceed for 1/3 mile, turn left again at 40049 at Edgework Place. Signs will be posted.

Cost: Bring something for the pot

Other Details:

Bring jars/containers to take home leftover stew

Vegan option available (oven-roasted vegies)

BYO drinks; hot coffee will be available

Bowls, mugs & spoons provided

Some things we need for stew:




Squash (not too much!)






Home-made bread/buns




Special Green Drinks