GARDEN CLUBS NEWS

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The Manitoba Master Gardener Association (MMGA) is an independent organization with no affiliation to other Manitoba garden clubs some of which are listed below.

 
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Manitoba Horticultural Association Convention
January 31, February 1 & 2, 2019

This is a great opportunity to hear excellent speakers on a variety of garden topics. A fun time with food, fun and learning, all with like-minded people. All are welcome!
2019 MHA AGM Convention Booklet
For MHA Members a fun contest: The Great Manitoba Floral Arranging Contest

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Agassiz Garden Club

Arborg Communities in Bloom 
Although Arborg does not have an active Garden Club, they do have a very active group of community volunteers working under the guidance or Town of Arborg’s Tom Chwaliboga. When a project is decided upon, a call is issued to the community and the volunteers take over with financial support from the Town. This small prairie town has successfully competed in consecutive Communities in Boom events and won their events. They do not hold formal meetings.
Contact: Tom Chwaliboga, Town of Arborg, 204-376-2647

Beausejour Daylily Gardens

Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30pm at the Beausejour Town Office.

More info: Click Here

Information video:    http://youtu.be/MklZ42V5KDA?list=PL9jmulnkJeevoxCf23q0aNelGD4-66VfC

Brandon Garden Club

Meetings are at Don Glen Hall,  311 Park Ave. E. at 7pm      email:  thebrandongardenclub@mymts.net      website:  www.thebrandongardenclub.weebly.com

Garden Club of Carman

Saturday, July 7/18 – Annual Carman Garden Tour – open to the public, please see poster above.

Charleswood Horticultural Society  

Meetings held at 7:30pm, 5006 Roblin Blvd. (beside the fire hall)

January 9/19 – Get to Know your Garden Soil – Dave Hanson, popular gardening educator, radio and podcast host and founder of Sage Garden Herbs, will dish the dirt on the topic of soil and the properties necessary for a variety of growing situations.

More info on their website:  http://charleswoodgc.ca

East Kildonan Garden Club

Meetings held  – 7:00pm – second Tuesday of scheduled month – Valley Gardens Community Club, 218 Antrim Rd., Wpg. MB

2019 Theme – Container Gardening

January 8/189- Vermiculture – Jen Unwin – Nature’s Perfect Food
February 12/19 – All About Fertilizer – Peter Small – Grower’s Fertilizer
March 12/19 – Plant Propagation – Maurice Larsen
April 19/19 – Container Gardening – Marilyn N. Dudek, Master Gardener – container will be raffled during the evening.
May 14/19 – Tour of Lacoste Greenhouses – Jorden Hiebert
May 28/19- Annual Plant Sale
June 11/19 – All About Bees and Honey – John Russell – John Russell Honey
July 16/19 – Home Grounds Competition Admission:  EKGC membership
July 17/19 – EKGC Garden Tour – Members Only –
July18/19 Rain date
September 10/19 – Members Harvest Share – Garden Competition Results and photo display
October 8/19 – Fall & Winter Containers – France Barrette
November 12/19 – Potluck!! – Annual Meeting
Short presentations by club members at each meeting.
Membership fees: Annual individual: $15.00 Annual Family: $20.00
Non-members attending meeting: $5.00 per meeting    http://icangarden.com/clubs/EKGC/
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Fort Whyte Alive – Speaker Series – join us for our various speakers throughout the year.
Click here for our events calendar.

Gardens ManitobaAssiniboine Park Conservatory, 55 Pavilion Cres., 7:00pm

For more info: phone 204-895-4560 or email: info@gardensmanitoba.com

Gimli Garden Club
Monthly meetings every third Monday except: January, February, July and August.
7:00PM at Environmental Office, North Colonization Road, Loni Beach,Gimli
Next door to New Horizons at 17 North Colonization Road, Loni Beach, Gimli.
In early June  membership undertakes planting of the municipal containers, planters and gardens.  In July and August garden tours are arranged both in the Interlake area and further afield.  December is the Christmas luncheon.

Everyone is welcome

Grand Forks Horticultural Society

Meetings at 10:00am (except where noted) – Parkwood Senior Living, 749 S. 30th St., Grand Forks, ND

Contact: Terrie Mann, TrinityGardens.nd@gmail.com
www.grandforkshorticulturalsociety.com
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Herb Society of Manitoba meetings on 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00 to 9:00pm at Assiniboine Park Conservatory (unless noted)    Herb Society website

Living Prairie Museum – 2795 Ness Ave., Winnipeg, MB    R3J 3S4

Winter Speaker Series 2019:

Tuesday evenings – 7:00 – 8:30 pm Call 201-832-0167 to register after January 2/19.  Admission is by donation.  Follow us on Twitter @livingprairie   Instagram:  @livingprairiemuseum      Winnipeg.ca/livingprairie      friendsoflivingprairie.org

January 15/19 – Rarest of the Rare: Manitoba’s Endangered Plants –  Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson – Curator of Botany, Manitoba Museum Manitoba’s rare plants aren’t always what you’d expect. Learn about research into prairie species, as well as a new species of water lily. Gain a fresh appreciation of the plant world.
January 29/19 – Discovering the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail –  Peggy Bainard Acheson and Richard Reeves – Debwendon Inc. A joint project between the Government of Manitoba and Debwendon Inc., this boardwalk trail is of great significance to the local Ojibway people. Learn about this diverse calcareous fen.
February 12/19 – Living with White-tailed Deer –  Kevin Land – Naturalist Services Branch Winnipeg’s deer population is both loved and loathed. Learn about the biology and behaviour of white-tailed deer and how to avoid coming into conflict with these urban ungulates.
February 26/19 – Up Close and Personal with Owls and Owl Research in Manitoba –  Dr. James Duncan – Discover Owls and learn about Manitoba’s legacy of owl research, including impressions, owl parts, and a live owl sidekick!
March 12/19 – Discovering Mushrooms –  Donna Rae Kurt – WILDS of Manitoba In addition to mushroom identification and photographs, learn about medicinal, culinary, and other aspects

More information and events calendar: Click here

Manitoba Regional Lily Society

Nature Manitoba

February 28/18 -Monday – 7:30pm – Rarest of the Rare – Manitoba’s Endangered Plants – by Dr. Diana Bizecki Robson, Curator of Botany, Manitoba Museum. Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Blvd., Wpg., MB. Members: $5.00 Non-members: $10.00 More Info
Website: Nature Manitoba

Selkirk and District Horticultural Society

All general meetings held at Selkirk United Church Hall – 202 McLean Ave., Selkirk, MB – 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 21/17 – Christmas Potluck Dinner

Steinbach and Area Garden Club
Meetings are held at the Mennonite Heritage Village usually on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00pm

January 14/19 – Soil It’s Not Dirt unless it is on Your Shirt –  Megan Westphal – soil enthusiast and research technician, University of Manitoba.  Learn how to preserve  and improve our greatest resource to sustainably grow and produce bountiful
harvests year after year.

February 11/19 –  Urban Forestry – Shawn Dias, forestry advocate.  Hear the benefits of trees in urban centers and how trees and urban forests can enhance healthy communities. Plus –  Magazine Exchange
March 11/19 – “The Horticultural Program at RB Russell Vocational High School” – Louise Shachtay, awardwinning teacher and horticultural therapist.  Discover the exciting coursework offered at this inner city school which encompasses both horticultural therapy and aquaponics. Plus – Seed Exchange
April 8/19 – “Our Annual Look at Annuals” – Duayne Friesen, sales representative for Ball Seed Company and garden expert.  Preview the new and trending plants for 2019 and maybe take a sneak peek at 2020 introductions! 
May 13/19 – “New and Almost Forgotten Greats to Please Both the Senses and Pollinators” – Dorinda Penner, Sunshine Nursery owner and progressive gardener.  Move your garden bed beyond visual appeal to nurture nature and stimulate your senses.  Plus – Perennial Exchange
May 21/18SAGC Shopping Event Shopping Night at Sunshine Nursery and Greenhouse
Members receive a 20% discount from 4 to 9 pm.

June 24/19 – Let’s Celebrate GardeningSAGC’S Annual Members’ Garden Tour and Potluck showcasing outstanding local gardens.
July – Carman Garden Tour and Winkler Public Gardens. TBA
August – Prairie Original and Gaynor Library Tall Grass Prairie Tour, Selkirk, MB. TBA
Sept. 9/19 -“Your Wild Edibles and Medicinal Backyard” – Laura Reeves, botanist, wild food enthusiast and author of Laura Reeve’s Guide to Useful Plants.  Learn how to identify, harvest and prepare common wild plants so you can use them year round.
–  Perennial Exchange
October 21/19 – “Getting to The Root of The Problem: Bugs, Plants and Digging For Solutions” – Dorthea Gregoire, PhD in entomology and avid gardener; Elizabeth Teichroeb, plant enthusiast and houseplant specialist.  Bring your plant problems (specimen or photo) to this interactive session to promote good plant health.
November 18/19  -“Lessons Learned From Food Sovereignty Programs In Northern Manitoba” – Leon Simard, M. Ed, First Nations Food Security Coordinator and educator with a passion for traditional Indigenous medicines.  Learn about gardening initiatives seeking to grow a healthy diet.
December 9/19 – A Gardener’s Christmas – Annual Christmas celebration with videos of club member’s gardens, appetizers and desserts.

More info on their website: www.sagardenclub.com

Still Bloomin’ Gardening Club – meetings held at Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes St., Wpg., MB
Held on the last Thursday of the month – 1:00 – 3:00pm

More info: phone: 204-946-0839     www.pal55plus.ca

St. James Horticultural Society (The Garden Club)meeting at Linwood Public School, 266 Linwood St. at 7:30pm.

St. Vital Agricultural Societywww.svas.ca

Thompson Zoo
The Thompson Zoo currently operates the only community garden program in Thompson as well as houses the only public botanical garden park. Thompson once had a horticultural group (Thompson Garden Club) several year ago, however they have now folded. The Zoo hosts various workshops throughout the year—seed starting, garden box building, container gardening, seed saving etc. The Zoo also assists and mentors various schools and agencies with garden related projects.
Contact: Erin Wilcox, Executive Director, Thompson Zoo
Tel 204-677-7982 Fax 204-778-4186 email: thompzoo@mts.net

Transcona Garden Club
Meetings held 7pm-9pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Transcona Retired Citizens Centre, 328 Whittier Ave. W. – Annual membership$15.00     Individual Family (maximum 2): $25.00       Non-member:  $5.00 per meeting.  For more information call:  204.224.3859    or   204.253.5134

January 17/18 – Xerophytic Perennial Gardening – Ernie Brown aka Dr. Cacti
February 21/18 – My Favourite Plants – Sandy Venton, Master Gardener
March 21/18 – Irises – Len Giesbreicht
April 18/18 – Companion Gardening – Dr. Eva Pip
May 12/18 – Annual Plant & Bake Sale – 9:00am-2:00pm – 328 Whittier Avenue W.
May 16/18 – What’s New and Different – Madeline Nield, Master Gardener
June 10, 11 & 12/18 – 11th Annual Spring Show –  Kildonan Place Mall. For info: 204.224.2356
June 20/18 – Floral Design with Succulents – Dr. Anthony Steffes
July 14/18 – Garden Tour
August 12, 13 & 14/18 – 52nd Annual Horticultural Show & Competition – Kildonan Place Mall Info: 204/224.2356
September 19/18 – 7:00pm – Annual Awards Night – Presentation of Show Awards
October 17/18 – TBA
November 21/18 – TBA
December 3/18 – Christmas Party

West Kildonan Horticultural Society
Meetings are held at the West Kildonan Memorial Community Club, 346 Perth Ave. – 7:00pm

April 3/18 – Lilies & the Lily Beetle – Len Giesbrecht, Lily Society
May 1/18 – Bringing Inside Plants Out – Dr Eva Pip
May 29/18 – Arboretum Cleanup
June 2/18- Fiesta Day Plant Sale
June 5/18 – Growing Orchids in the Home – Joan Porteous, President, Manitoba Orchid Society

Non-members welcome – $2.00
Email:  wkhort@gmail.com       or http://wkhorticultural.ca    

  
Westman Gardeners
Meetings are held at the Central Community Centre, 529 4th Street, Brandon, MB — 7:00pm – first Thursday each month from September to June (occasionally varies) Adults: $20.00 Couple: $30.00 Guests: $2.00 All are Welcome!

February 1/18 – Community Gardens – Marcia Hamm, Master Gardener
March 8/18 – What’s New in Plants & Improving Soil – Connie Lagerquist, International Peace Garden

For more information:  www.westmangardeners.ca