Workshops & Mentorship

NACC’s NHFI program supports activities such as workshops and learning/sharing opportunities. Workshops organized in communities have included topics such as: mushrooms, seed starting, vegetable and fish canning, pumpkin cooking, salsa and soap making. The local Community Food Champion (CFC) takes the lead in organizing the workshops, and may request NACC support for supplies or instructor honouraria. Local schools, community councils and health centres are excellent partners, often providing advertisement and space for the workshop.

We believe in learning by doing. NACC program gardeners, beekeepers, etc. are constantly learning new things, and thrive by learning from one another. NACC supports teleconference and in-person workshops to connect our program participants, mentors and CFCs!

Sign-up for our next teleconference workshops here.

Connect & Learn:
Teleconference Workshops 
NEW “Garden Friends & Mentors”

Connect and learn in a safe way. If you’re interested in connecting with and learning from gardeners, beekeepers, poultry producers, mushroom pickers etc. via teleconference, please click here to register. You can select the topics you’re interested in, as well as sign-up for the teleconferences! We will send you an email or phone call reminder with the call-in instructions.

We are always looking for mentors and those with experience to share with others who may have questions and want to learn more. 

If you missed the last teleconference workshops- you can listen here: 
Beekeeping Teleconference
Worms, Bees, Chickens, Gardens Teleconference 1
Worms, Bees, Chickens, Gardens Teleconference 2

*NEW* Garden Friends and Mentors
Are your tomatoes plants looking funny? Do you want to learn about seed saving or starting? Experienced gardeners in northern communities have volunteered to help fellow gardeners learn how to get the most out of their gardens.
Check-out our growing list of mentors here.

If you’d like to get connected to a mentor call or text the NHFI Coordinator: 204-801-2950 or email

Mentors and Community Food Champions may be eligible for honouraria, training costs and/or travel subsidy to attend a or provide training/workshops.

Contact 204-947-2227 ext. 2 to request mentorship or community workshops .

Here are some active mentors involved in the NACC NHFI Program:

Program MentorsTopic(s)
Nikki and ElsBeekeeping / Chickens
OJMaple Tapping / Morels / Seed Saving
Susan Greenhouses / Seed Starting / Tower Gardens / Canning / Soap Making / Card Making
KimWinter Seed Sowing / Canning
JimBeekeeping / Chickens
BonnyBeekeeping / Chickens / Spruce tip jelly, balm and more
JeffBeekeeping – Pest Management
ColtonGardening and Seed Saving
KimberlyCooking with wild foods and garden produce
Stella Vermi-Composting (worms)
Heather Gardening and Seed Saving
Dale Canning / Garden Boxes / Painting / Arts & crafts