Winnipeg – South Osborne Permaculture Commons

Source: South Osborne Commons
Country United States
City Winnipeg
Name South Osborne Permaculture Commons
Date 2009
Description The South Osborne Permaculture Commons was born as an initiative as part of the Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-operative, which strives to create a culture of sustainability and resilience in the neighborhood through education, urban permaculture and community-based projects.

The South Osborne Permaculture Commons is a network of community garden spaces and food-related sustainability programs and events in Winnipeg’s Lord Roberts and Riverview neighbourhoods.

A commons is something that is shared. SOPC shares the space, the bounty, and the knowledge and experience that it brings to the gardens and events.

The gardens sites all follow the principles of ‘Permaculture’ – an approach to sustain living and a design philosophy that works with nature to increase yield, minimize work and heal the land. The gardens are run based on the three pillars of permaculture: Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share. All the gardens are pesticide and herbicide free, and they do not use any chemical fertilizers.

Urban Co-Governance Moderate
Enabling State Moderate
Pooling Moderate
Experimentalism Weak
Tech Justice Weak
References, sources, contact person(s) Source: Website

Urban Green Commons and Food Sovereignty: Insights from the South Osborne Permaculture Commons


Winnipeg, Canada

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Added: 8.06.18