Folio Cafe, Marpeck Commons – CMU

In yesterday’s post I wrote about being at the Transition Winnipeg Upskilling Festival. I mentioned that the event was held at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), and that the coffee, tea, and cookies for our breaks had been prepared by Folio Cafe. Folio Cafe is part of the new Marpeck Commons that has opened at CMU. The …

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Transition Winnipeg Upskilling Fest

Last month when I was writing about Miss Browns I mentioned that I was connected to Transition Winnipeg. Transition Winnipeg is part of the worldwide Transition movement. The major goal of Transition is to help individuals and more importantly whole communities, reduce their reliance on fossil fuels as the engine of economic life. This is …

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Miss Browns – William Avenue

I first heard about Miss Browns from Kelly Janz. Kelly is one of the co-leaders of Transition Winnipeg. She also chairs the Transition Food Group of which I’m a member. It was through this connection that I learned of Miss Browns, as a cousin of Kelly’s is one of the owners of this new restaurant. …

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Missing Coffee, Missing Friends*

*Some days I wasn’t sure what I was missing most. I’m writing this post late Friday night. My participation in the Winnipeg Harvest Poverty Pledge is coming to an end. I had expected this to be relatively easy. After all, in 2008 I had lived off of $20 a week for food during Lent. That …

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