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Photo of tree branches with sun shining through by Milena Lye.

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Ingersoll, Will E. Location and Identity of Buildings in Village of Winnipeg 1872. In: Alan F.J. Artibise and Edward H. Dahl. Winnipeg in Maps.

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Upcoming walk:

Winter / Energy

Date TBD

Tickets: Free



Learning from the Land, in the City

Learning from the Land, in the City is a series of  seasonal walks exploring the ecology of Winnipeg’s urban landscape. Each walk will explore a different theme through field walks in the urban environment that bring together experts from the worlds of design, ecology, community development and more. Speakers will share diverse ways of knowing about the land, weaving a holistic picture of the urban environment and our relationship with it.


This walk happened on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Read more about the walk and guest speakers here.

Summer / Urban Forests and Habitats

Saturday August 19 / 11am-1pm / Tickets: Free

Community picnic and gathering afterwards


Due to volunteer availability and other important community events like the Climate Strikes, the fall walk will be postponed.

Winter / Energy and the Cosmic Whole

The purpose of this series of walks is to explore how our city functions as a connected social and ecological system. We know that the health of people and the land are intimately connected, but what does this look like in an urban setting? How does urbanization and colonization change ecosystems and impact communities? How can we design cities to work in harmony with natural systems and be more socially and ecologically resilient?

March 2020 / Date and Time TBD

Project Organizers


Matt is passionate about cities, design and 'whole systems thinking'. He initiated this project to start a dialogue about the need for more holistic ways of thinking about cities and problems rooted in the wisdom of ecology. Matt loves organizing learning events that bring interdisciplinary groups together to generate creative ideas. He was the lead organizer for Jane's Walk in Winnipeg from 2011 to 2016.

Urbanist, Designer

Matt Carreau


Marika works in the areas of ecology, environmental education, and public engagement. She is excited to contribute to this project as she strives to facilitate meaningful opportunities for people to connect with the natural world and explore their role within it.

Environmental Educator

Marika Olynyk

Project Supporters and Sponsors

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Upcoming walk:

Winter / Energy + the Cosmic Whole

Date and Location to be Announced

This winter walk will explore topics such as:

  • Hibernation and energy conservation in species,

  • Energy for heating homes and buildings,

  • Energy and movement around the city,

  • Fire and stories as forces that brings people together.

Stay tuned for information about speakers.


Ariel Gordon leaf (Michael Deal photo cr

Ariel Gordon is the Winnipeg-based author of two collections of urban-nature poetry, both of which won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry at the Manitoba Book Awards. Recent projects include the anthology GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times, co-edited with Tanis MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild, and the fourth installment of the National Poetry Month in the Winnipeg Free Press project. Her latest book is Treed: Walking in Canada's Urban Forests (Wolsak & Wynn, 2019).

Author, Treed: Walking in Canada's Urban Forests

Ariel Gordon


Audrey Logan is an Indigenous gardener and community leader residing in West Broadway. She advocates for and teaches traditional approaches to raising food and caring for the land. She has led the development of many community gardens and shares knowledge in many formats with her community.

Knowledge Keeper and Permaculture Gardener

Audrey Logan

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Ella Rockar lives in the West Broadway neighbourhood and works at the West Broadway Community Organization as part of the housing team. Ella holds an MA from the University of Manitoba, through which she researched affordable housing and sustainable community design in Canada, Denmark, and Hong Kong. Ella is passionate about how access to housing and public space must intersect to create livable communities.

Housing Coordinator,

West Broadway

Community Association

Ella Rockar


Kristiana Clemens' work centres on strategic communications, planning and facilitation for the non-profit sector, with experience in change management, public relations, stakeholder engagement and participatory decision-making. Kristiana has a background in media production and community outreach, having worked with community and non-profit media outlets across Canada. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Applied Arts in media production and a Master's degree in history. She has worked as a freelance journalist, public speaker, facilitator and trainer on topics including media, policy, governance and equity. Most recently, she has worked in strategic communications for the mental health and Indigenous governance sectors.  

Manager of Communications and Community Relations, End Homelessness Winnipeg

Kristiana Clemens


Veda is the Project Coordinator at the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network and has been passionate about harm reduction since her raver days.  She loves community based research, social justice and fighting the axes that hack. She's been volunteering and working in sexual health and harm reduction since she was 15 years old and recently completed her Masters in Community Development from the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. She takes care of her 16 month old baby Adria, her puppy Mortimer, her vegetable garden and her community.  

Project Coordinator,

Manitoba Harm Reduction Network

Veda Koncan


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