Concerned about our environment? Have a look at the Green File database that you can access with your Winnipeg Public Library card. It contains information out the environmental impacts of individuals, corporation and governments and what can be done to minimize negative impacts.
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Going To Green deals with the restoration of America's urban landscape through the creation of sustainable neighborhood ecosystems. Each chapter is devoted to a specific subject and is accompanied by a lesson with service learning extension activities.
As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighbourhoods and are changing their own lives in the process.This is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and "plant some shit".
Find it on HOOPLA.
SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY follows passionate seed-keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. These farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous people are fighting a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. Winner of 15 international film festival awards, including the Environmental Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Food Matters Manitoba cultivate leadership by working with community partners, public policy makers, and youth to develop strategies and take action towards a food secure Manitoba where everyone has everything they need to eat well, all the time.
Healthy soil means thriving plants. Yet untangling the soil food web and optimizing your soil health is beyond most gardeners, many of whom lack an in-depth knowledge of the soil ecosystem. Soil Science for Gardeners is an accessible, science-based guide to understanding soil fertility and, in particular, the rhizosphere - the thin layer of liquid and soil surrounding plant roots, so vital to plant health. (Also in Print collection)
Garden Alchemy is a hands-on guide for do-it-yourself gardeners who want to turn their garden into gold using natural recipes and herbal concoctions (while saving both time and money!). (Also in Print Collection)
Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement, or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment -- making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and anyone who doesn't want or can't have an outdoor compost pile. (Also in Print collection)
Gardens Manitoba is a local, non-profit charitable organization focusing on events to raise funds for community gardening projects and programs to provide resources, information and outreach for horticultural promotion, education and enjoyment.
The Daniel McIntyre / St Matthews Neighbourhood Greening Plan (2016-2021) was developed with input from community members and aims to outline a broad framework for creating a more green and sustainable Daniel McIntyre/St Matthews neighbourhood.
The Spence Neighbourhood Association encourage the community to maintain the green spaces, boulevards, and their home areas. This link includes locations of Tot Lots and Community Gardens and a Community Gardens application.
The Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-op converts barren public land to fruitful garden spaces. Building community, developing resiliency, and growing food along the way. We maintain a commons in our neighbourhood, partner with like-minded people, and share produce with family, friends, and neighbours.
This site is the first time WCGN has gone online. It is therefore the very beginning of what will one day be a reliable, up-to-date resource for all gardeners across the city to connect. A wiki is a shared web space open to all interested individuals. As long as you have an administrative 'key' you are able to edit and change it as you like. To receive this key, please email:
"Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them, you're always learning." Helen Mirren