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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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Green Action Centre – Waste Reduction Week

week of October 20 to 26, 2014

Are you looking to start a compost bin in your backyard or a vermin-bin at your school or apartment and aren’t sure where to begin?  As part of the Waste Reduction Week activities, Green Action Centre will be offering free presentations about the basics of composting.  We will go through the steps needed to have your own efficient and easy compost bin, diverting up to 40% of your household waste.

 Backyard Composting – Oct. 21, 2014 @ 7pm – 8pm – St. James Library (1910 Portage Ave.)
Vermi-Composting – Oct. 23, 2014 @ 6pm – 7:30pm, EcoCentre Boardroom (303 Portage Ave., 3rd Floor)

 

 

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Future Presentations by our Members:

Hydrangeas – by Colleen Zacharias   -    East Kildonan Garden Club – October 15/14 – 7pm at Valley Gardens CC, Antrim Road, Wpg., MB

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Herb Society of Manitoba – October Meeting

Monday, October 20, 2014 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Admission:  no charge for members    -    non- members: $5.00

Everyone Welcome!

Speaker:  Nancy Hall co-founder of Hollow Reed Holistic

Nancy will speak on the lesser known benefits of essential oils such as ayurvedic,body care and home cleaning.

Complimentary tea and herbal refreshments will be served.

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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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