In 2009, a few people wanted to improve their neighbourhood.

They created the Sustainable South Osborne Community Cooperative. Since then, friends, residents, and students developed several sites, formerly patches of weeds, into garden spaces known as the South Osborne Permaculture Commons.

Dozens contribute to our commons. They include people from the City of Winnipeg, Riverview Garden Society, and South Osborne Permaculture Workers Cooperative.


Our funds came from:

Municipal: Assiniboine Credit Union, City of Winnipeg, and The Winnipeg Foundation
Provincial: Manitoba Community Services Council, Manitoba Hydro, and Urban Green Team
Federal: The Cooperators, Health Canada, and Tree Canada