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Friday
Oct282016

Fibre Arts (Spinning & Knitting) - Mandy Furney

Mandy Furney demonstrated the ancient technique of drop-spindle spinning, as well as knitting at the 2016 EcoFair. Attendees were treated to Mandy's extensive experience in the fibre arts, and were able to their own hands at the crafts.

Mandy says that she enjoyed sharing my love of the fibre arts with folks of all ages and was pleased to meet some eager-going knitters in particular!

If folks want to follow up, she can be found at
MandyzMoon.blogspot.ca or by email at Mandyfurney@gmail.com

If you'd like to connect with the knitting community in Steinbach, you may want to consider joining:

Friday
Oct282016

Science of Compost - Gerry DubĂ©

Professional composter & entrepreneur Gerry Dubé presented the benefits and science of compost. Whether for our home gardens or for large-scale agriculture, Gerry maintains that proper management of organic materials is critical for healthy, sustainable (and profitable) systems. For a great resource for home composting, visit the Green Action Centre website. Or read more about the large-scale composting programs active in our area at the Overton Environmental website.

Friday
Oct282016

Medicinal Herbs - Kat Funk

Presenter Kat Funk provided an introduction to medicinal herbs available in our own back yards. Kat's experience in wildcrafted medicine is a testament to the universal utility of plants in our lives today. Often overlooked and undervalued, knowledge of the plants that surround us continues to be as relevant today as it was for our ancestors. To find out more, visit Kat's website at: www.earthalchemyherbals.com
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Friday
Oct282016

2016 EcoFair - Intermediate Fermentation

Judy Swain of Landmark, MB presented "Intermediate Fermentation" to an engaged group at the 2016 EcoFair. Pointing to the endless possibilities that are possible with fermentation, Judy invited attendees to roll up their sleeves to make a zucchini-shash ferment that's been a hit in her home. Judy can be contacted at: Cell 204-380-2242; Landline 204-388-4978, or email hihopes[at]nlis[dot]ca

A copy of Judy's handout can be accessed here: http://www.setimanitoba.org/storage/EXPERIMENTS_IN_FERMENTING_Judy%20Swain.pdf

Lacto-fermentation (benefits & science): http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/lacto-fermentation/

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Friday
Oct282016

2016 EcoFair - Basic Fermentation

Presenter Gabriel Gagné presented "Basic Fermentation" at the 2016 EcoFair, during which he demonstrated how to make sauercraut using the crock method. A simple and efficient method for preserving food, fermentation also enhances the nutritional value of the food being processed. Gabriel has offers his personal experience freely, and is more than willing to offer whatever assistance he can for your fermentation efforts. He can be contacted at: (204)346-9615 or gjrgagne@yahoo.ca  

One example of the basic crock method: https://toriavey.com/how-to/2013/06/how-to-ferment-cabbage-and-make-sauerkraut/  

Lacto-fermentation (benefits & science): http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/lacto-fermentation/

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