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Master Gardeners are individuals who are passionate about gardening.  We are part of a vast international non-profit Master Gardener organization.  Master Gardeners are a respected group of horticultural persons educated and certified through accredited universities or colleges.  Experienced in gardening knowledge, we love to ‘pass on our knowledge’ through various mediums such as seminars, workshops, tv/radio appearances, info booths or helping organizations begin gardening programs.  The volunteer opportunities are varied and rewarding.

We want to help the gardeners of Manitoba be inspired and motivated in the joy of gardening.

The Manitoba Master Gardener Association was formally organized in 2011 as a supporting and networking body for Master Gardeners in Training as well as Certified Master Gardeners in the Province of Manitoba.  The concept of the MMGA began in July, 2010 when a group of Master Gardeners recognized  the need for a central organization to facilitate communication between Master Gardeners in Manitoba.

 

 

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hot off the presses  -  The Prairie Garden 2015 Edition

Grasses and Succulents

The 76th edition brings gardeners a double bill of exciting plant options for the Prairies, with both succulents and grasses featured.  These two plant forms are current hot topics among gardeners and garden writers.  With an eye to Prairie conditions, knowledgeable contributors, including horticulturalists, plant breeders, researchers and gardening enthusiasts, present exceptional guidelines for growing and caring for these plant groups.  Normally thought of as plants for warm places, succulents and cacti are amazingly suitable for the Prairies, many of them over-winter very well.  Numerous grasses provide a new structure and form that adds exciting interest to our gardens.  Beautiful full-colour photographs are featured throughout.

To purchase a copy send your request with a cheque or money order for $22.45 (taxes and shipping included) to:

The Prairie Garden, P.O. Box 517, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2J3.

Orders may also be placed by visiting:  www.prairiegarden.ca ; telephone:  (204)388-5340, or by email: sales@prairiegarden.ca

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Brandon Seedy Sunday – Seed Swap & Sale

Sunday, February 15, 2015  -  10am to 4pm

Ukrainian National Home – 1133 Stickney

Farm fresh breakfast – BU Musicians – Kids area – Seed Exchange tables – Heirloom Seed vendors – Presentation & More

 

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Gardens Manitoba Presents

Great Gardens at Home and Abroad presented by Dorothy Dobbie

February 17/15 – 7pm  -  Assiniboine Park Conservatory, Conservatory Drive., Wpg., MB

To register:   www.gardensmanitoba.com

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In recognition of the ”UN International Year of the Soil”

Beausejour Daylily Gardens Presents

“Dirt”  The Movie  -  March 17th, 2015 – 7pm

 Location:  Ecole Beausejour Early Years School – The Library – 900 James Ave., North door entrance

Dirt! The Movie – narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis – brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has.  It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.

The evening begins with Jane Seniw (tree arborist) speaking about soil components and compost and after a short intermission the movie will be shown.

For more information:   www.beausejourdaylilygardens.com

or  Mary Veldman:  phone:  204.266.1311  email:  mveldman@shaw.ca

 

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8th Annual Gardening Saturday

Tradeshow & Educational Symposium

March 28, 2015 – 9am to 4pm

New Location:  Victoria Inn & Conference Centre – 1808 Wellington Ave., Wpg., MB

General Admission:  $10.00     Seminars:  $15.00 (advance)

more information:   www.gardensmanitoba.com

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Garden Plots  -  For Rent

Grant Avenue between Lilac & Stafford

12 foot by 10 foot plots  -  $21.00 per season

for more information contact:  Iris   iris03@shaw.ca   ph:  204.254.1762

or phone City of Winnipeg – 311 – ask for Grant Park garden plot

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Naturalist Services – City of Winnipeg

Naturalist Services works alongside and assists many stewardship groups throughout the city.  These groups are usually volunteer based and become involved by seeing a need and taking an active role in providing stewardship to a natural area.  Stewardship activities can include planting trees, or other native species, removing weeds or trash, building trails and putting up interpretative signs.  By becoming involved these groups help to protect our natural areas and keep our city clean.

More information:  http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/naturalist/ns/mr/steward.asp

 

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Manitoba Museum Prairie Pollination Virtual Exhibit

The Manitoba Museum has developed a virtual exhibit aimed at helping the public learn more about pollinating insects and the wild plants they depend on.  The endangerment of pollinators and plants is a topic of concern to many Canadians, and The Manitoba Museum has important collections that help understand this issue.

Tour the wild plant and pollinator gallery to see photographs of important and rare species.  Soon there will be a Plant Spotter App you can download to contribute to the site.  The site contains games and FAQ’s as well as the “Critter Water Colour Gallery”.

Visit:   www.prairiepollination.ca

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Canada’s Plant Hardiness Website

Look up plant hardiness zone by community:  www.planthardiness.gc.ca/?m=22&lang=en

Potential range maps for 6,303 species:   www.planthardiness.gc.ca/index.pl?m=12&p=1&lang=en

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Daly House Museum, Victorian Garden, Brandon, MB

Request – Daly House Museum is landscaping with heritage perennials.  They are currently looking for two chrysanthemums developed in the 1950′s called Cindy Brandon and Susan Brandon.  Cindy is pink and Susan is a red variety.  If you are willing to share a piece of both or either one,

Please contact:  Brenda   email:   valleyrimgirl@inetlinkwireless.ca

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Living Prairie Museum

Living Prairie Museum is now on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/LivingPrairieMuseum  and Twitter (@LivingPrairie).  Be the first to find out what is in bloom on the prairie, the interesting insects that call LPM home and learn about upcoming events.

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Flora of North Americahttp://floranorthamerica.org/

FNA presents for the first time, in one published reference source, information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico.

The Flora will appear in 30 volumes and will be available in print and on the Web.

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Master Gardeners and Master Gardeners in Training (MGIT)

Association members:   access volunteer opportunities on the Member Login page frequently.  Postings are arriving weekly.

To all Manitoba Garden/Horticultural or Garden related organizations!!

This website is a great opportunity for your organization to post or advertise 2014/15 meeting schedules or events on our Resources section under Garden Club News.  To submit please send your information to:   ask@mgmanitoba.com     We look forward to helping you advertise your event.

 

 

For all inquiries contact ask@mgmanitoba.com

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