Manitoba Master Gardener Association

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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.

The Manitoba Master Gardener Association (MMGA) is an independent organization and has no affiliation with other Manitoba garden clubs which are listed under the
Resources
Garden Club News banner.

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MMGA is presenting “The Gardener”
Saturday, February 4, 2017 – 12:30pm
Cinematique, 100 Arthur St., Wpg. MB

A film by Sebastian Chabot is a documentary about the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives.

Shortly before his passing at age 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English-style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time in 2009.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchante place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century.

Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.

Here is a short video: http://www.fcvq.ca/en/movies/the-gardener

Here is a film to get your garden-planning kick started for the new year!

Tickets Non-members: $15.00 Purchase by PayPal

Tickets: Members: $10.00 Purchase by PayPal

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Congratulations to Karen Loewen, Master Gardener!

 

Karen Loewen was recently honoured by Steinbach, Manitoba Mayor, Chris Goertzen, for her 10 years of leadership as President of the Steinbach Area Garden Club. Karen was thanked for the many partnerships she has created and the contributions made to the quality of life in Steinbach and surrounding areas. To commemorate this special occasion “Karen’s Tree” will be planted in the KR Barkman Park in 2017. Karen is a passionate advocate for maintaining a healthy environment.

Karen is also one of the founding members of the Manitoba Master Gardener Association. On behalf of all of us at the MMGA, thank you, Karen, for your contributions to Manitoba’s gardening community! Warmest wishes!

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Manitoba Horticultural Association
119th Annual Meeting/Convention
January 26, 27 & 28th, 2017

Killarney United Church, Christian Education Centre
432 Williams Avenue, Killarney< MB

Keynote Speaker – Lyndon Penner, Lethbridge, AB
Horticulturalist, Gardening Columnist & Author
Lyndon’s Newest Book
“Native Plants for the Short Season Yard”

Educational and Interesting Presentations
What’s New for 2017 – Owning a Hobby Greenhouse – Cacti – Fairy Gardens
Iris – Problem Panel – Perennial Borders – and many more

For more info: MHA phone: 204.256.2745 email:    m.h.a.@shaw.ca
Registration and Schedule

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West Kildonan Garden Club – February 7/17
Hydrangeas – presented by: Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener

Meeting begins at: 7pm Location: 347 Perth Ave., Wpg., MB
More information: Click here

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Seedy Saturday – February 11, 2017
Canadian Mennonite University South Campus Shaftesbury Blvd., Wpg., MB

Friday evening keynote speaker TBA, Saturday Workshops and Seed Swap Information
More Information: Click Here

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Gardening Saturday – March 18/17 – 9am – 4pm
Victoria Inn Conference Centre, 1808 Wellington Ave. , Wpg.,MB

Gardening Saturday celebrates its 10th Anniversary! This is a not-to-be missed gardening event. Keynote speaker, Ken Brown on creative vertical vegetable growing, Trade Show and many gardening workshops for both beginner and experienced gardeners.
For more information and registration:  Click here

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 Manitoba Gardener Magazine
Historical Issue 2017
Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday!

Now available at retail locations!
Look for the Manitoba Master Gardener Association ad on page 75!

A great gift and keepsake copy with many interesting articles!

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For further information:  Schedule of Events

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A Great Gift for the Gardener!
A great reference book for Prairie Gardeners!
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The Prairie Garden 2017 Edition:  Herbs

The 77th edition brings gardeners exciting plant options for the Prairies, with Herbs featured.  Herb gardening is extremely popular and diverse with many common and unusual offerings.  The 2017 edition of The Prairie Garden will amaze readers with how successful and diverse the current choices for herbs are for gardeners on the northern prairies.  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 visting:  www.prairiegarden.ca  ;  telephone:  204.388.5340 or by email:  sales@prairiegarden.ca

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Master Gardeners and Master Gardeners in Training (MGIT)

Association members:   access volunteer opportunities on the Member Login page frequently.  Also, new important messages and items that have arisen at MMGA Board meetings. 

To all Manitoba Garden/Horticultural or Garden related organizations!!
This website is a great opportunity for your organization to post or advertise 2015/16 meeting schedules or events on our Resources section under Garden Club News.  To submit please send your information to:   mndudek@mgmanitoba.com     We look forward to helping you advertise your event.

 
For all inquiries contact ask@mgmanitoba.com