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.

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Become a Master Gardener!
Orientation Session is September 27, 2016

Location:   Assiniboine Park Conservatory, Pavilion Drive, Winnipeg, MB
7:00pm in the Foyer
Contact us for questions you may have:   mgmanitoba@gmail.com

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?  Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 Master Gardener program.  Classes start October 15.  Each one-day class is held on a Saturday at 1313 Border Street, Winnipeg.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about gardening, share gardening experience and develop friendships through community volunteerism.  To register, call 204.725.8700, ext. 6028.  For more details and the schedule visit www.mgmanitoba.com or email mgmanitoba@gmail.com.

Plan to attend the Manitoba Master Gardener Association’s Orientation Evening on Tuesday, September 27, at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory.  See you there!

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Become a Master Composter
Green Action Centre offers Master Composter Training Program

This is a hands-on 12 hour composting course and volunteer program that will guide you through the details of composting and connect you with the Earth and a network of like-minded people. Beginners are Welcome!

2016 Course Dates:
Saturday, Sept. 17 – 1:00 to 4:30pm
Thursday, Sept. 22 – 6:00 to 8:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 24 – !:00 to 4:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 1(RAIN DATE) – 1:00 – 4:30pm
Thursday, Oct. 6 – 6:00 to 9:00pm
All participants are expected to attend all classes to complete the course.

Location: Eco Centre – 303 Portage Ave., Wpg., MB
Riverview Community Centre – 90 Ashland Ave., Wpg., MB

Cost: $100.00 to cover initial costs of program. Upon completion of volunteer hours, choose a refund of $50.00 or donate it to the Green Action Centre.

Contact: 204-925-3777
compost@greenactioncentre.ca

Apply to Be a Master Composter

 

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Fruit Share

Don’t waste the abundance of fruit in your yard this year! From rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, saskatoons, cherries, apples, pears and others. Sign up with Fruit Share’s Fruit Connect to have your fruit picked and shared. 1/3 for the home owner, 1/3 given to a community organization and 1/3 kept by the pickers. Just $10.75 a year entitles you to register your fruit to be picked and also to pick fruit at other locations in your area.

Join Now! Click the link. Fruit Connect for more information and to sign up.

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Gold Metal for Chelsea Flower Show’s first woman of colour, Juliet Sargeant

Juliet hopes the success for her Modern Slavery garden will help spur a huge increase in diversity in horticulture.  The central black courtyard has a single oak tree planted in it which is a symbol of hope.  The concept of the darkness of slavery behind closed doors.
More garden photos.

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Congratulations!

2nd Place – Innovation Category
Canadian Master Gardener Conference
April 8 to 10, 2016
How-To Gardening Videos

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Honourable Mention – ImagineAbility

 

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The Prairie Garden 2016 Edition:  Fruit and Berries

The 76th edition brings gardeners exciting plant options for the Prairies, with fruits and berries featured.  Edible gardening is currently extremely popular.  The 2016 edition of The Prairie Garden will amaze readers with how successful and diverse the current choices for fruit and berry plants 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.  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 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