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.

 

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.

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

January 18/17 – The Ecological Garden – What is it? Why do it? How to do it? – Answers to these and other questions.

Garden Club of Carman

Charleswood Horticultural Society  

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

January 11/17 – Square-foot Gardening – Mick Manfield, Master Gardener, Master Composter will present on the techniques of square-foot gardening. Mick is passionate about showing people how to grow in small areas.
February 8/17 – Roses – Fran Wershler, Master Gardener and former editor of The Prairie Garden, will present the subject of roses, including varieties in our growing zone.
March 8/17 – Rain Gardens – Dr. Dorothea Gregoire, Roseau Watershed Technician for Seine-Rat River Conservation District, will speak about rain gardens, what they are, why they are important and how to create beautiful gardens to collect storm water and rain runoff. Her presentation will also contain an introduction to other water management strategies.
October 11/17 – Gardening for Pollinators – Kelley Lesak, Prairie Originals

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

 

East Kildonan Garden Club

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

1967 – 2017 EKGC Celebrates their 50th Anniversary – Celebrating with a special tea afternoon date TBA

January 11/17 – All About Soil – Dave Hanson, Sage Gardens and Herbs.
February 15/17 – All about Grasses – Kelly Lesak, Prairie Originals
March 15/17 – Bringing the Garden Indoors – Dr. Eva Pip
April 12/17 – On-site Meeting- Jensen’s Nursery, McGillivary Blvd.
May 10/17 – All About Roses – Craig Gillespie, APC, English Garden Head Gardener
May 31/17 – Plant Sale
June 14/17 – Photography – Paul McKeen
July 19/17 – Members Garden Tour and Home Grounds Competition
September 13/17 – Fermenting – Natalie, Urban Eating
October 11/17 – Birds in Manitoba & Photo Competition
November 8/17 – Potluck!! – Home Grounds & Photo Competitions Results

Short presentations by club members at each meeting.  More info to come.
Contact: Susan 255-4425
Membership fees: Annual individual: $15.00 Annual Family: $20.00
Non-members attending meeting: $5.00 per meeting   0r:  http://icangarden.com/clubs/EKGC/

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

January 3/17 – Gardening for Pollinators – Kelly Leask, Prairie Originals.  A discussion of different types of pollinator, their beneficial rolls in productive gardens and how-to garden in a pollinator way.  Register Here
February 6/17 – Herbs – Dave Hansen, Sage Garden Herbs
March 6/17 – Greenhouse tour at Red River College – Ruth Robb touring the group.
April 3/17 – Seed Dispersal – Dr. Eva Pip
May 1/17 – Broken Forest Floriculture – Lindsay Sable, New Perennialist Style Gardening
November 6/17 – Permaculture Techniques – presented by Rebekah & Lynne Vickery

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

January 21/17Evergreens:  Dwarf & Beyond – Todd West, NDSU Associate Professor of Horticulture
February 18/17Going Wild in the Garden – Dr. Kathleen Brokke, Environmental Historian
March 18/17Vegetablesthe new and unusual for adventurous gardeners. Holly Mawby
April 8/17Gardening Saturday Location: Alerus Center
May 20/17 – Plant Exchange and Potluck – Drawing for the raffle. Location: EGF Heritage Center.

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

January 16/17 – Growing Sweet Potatoes in Manitoba – Tiffany Grenkow, Winnipeg Sweet Potato. Learn how-to grow sweet potatoes in Manitoba. We will discuss everything you need to know from growing tips to tricks to curing and proper storage of your own sweet potatoes.
February 20/17 – Cooking with Herbs – Melissa Makarenko, Chef at Resto Gare. February’s herb of the month is Basil.
March 20/17 – Square-foot and Vertical Gardening – Mick Manfield, Master Gardener and Master Composter. March’s herb of the month is Fennel.
April 17/17 – Speaker TBA – Herb of the month is Echinacea
May 15/17 – Speaker TBA – Herb of the month is Ginger
June 15/17 – AGM and Potluck – Open to Members only. Herb of the month is Garlic.

Manitoba Regional Lily Society –

Lily Bulbs for sale – Gardening Saturday, March 18/17 – 9am-4pm – Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave., Wpg., MB
April 1/17 – Spring Seminar & Annual General Meeting – Headingley, MB
May 14/17 – Mother’s Day Plant Sale – 9am-4pm – Canadian Mennonite University (north campus) Shafesbury Blvd., Wpg., MB
July 21, 22 & 23/17 – Manitoba Regional Lily Society Show – The Lily Nook, Neepawa, MB
Fall Bulb Sales – Winnipeg  – Assiniboine Park Conservatory, Assiniboine Park, Wpg., MB
Brandon, MB
Dauphin, MB

Selkirk and District Horticultural Society

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

Saturday, June 17/17 – Leaves, Balls & Hands – Concrete Hypertufa Workshop – You will make either/or rhubarb leaves, concrete “caring” hands or concrete balls you can grow moss on! Leila Weigert’s, 5837 Main St., north of Lockport.
Tuesday, June 20/17 – SDHS – Summer Barbeque – Bring your favourite potluck dish to share!
Tuesday, June 18 & 25/17 – Member Garden Tour – 6:00 – 8:30pm – locations TBA
Tuesday, September 19/17 – Answering Gardening Questions – by Dorothy Dobbie
Saturday, October 7/17 – Putting Garden Machines to Bed – Learn how to winterize and care for your garden machines to keep them in top shape. Get your questions answered. Location TBA
Tuesday, October 17/17 – SDHS Meeting – Sara Williams – Topic TBA

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 9/17 – Native Orchids of Manitoba – Peggy Bainard Acheson, President of the Native Orchid Society of Manitoba.  Discover Manitoba’s extraordinary treasure trove of native orchids.
February 13/17 – Growing Microgreens Indoors – Dave Hanson, Sage Garden Herbs.  Nutritious baby greens for fresh flavourful winter salads.
March 13/17 – Pollinators in the Garden – More than Honeybees! – Sarah Semler, Entomologist, Living Prairie Museum.  Learn who is really pollinating your garden.
Workshop-Soil Sampling6pm – 7pm (prior to club meeting) – Learn your gardens soil composition and how to improve it with a U of M soil specialist.
March 25/17 Saturday – Workshop-Vegetable growing10am – learn the basics of growing your own vegetables, seeding, developing a plan and all-season care.  Beginners welcome.
April 10/17 – Gardening in the Shade – Erna Wiebe, Oakridge Nurseries.  Understanding shade to help you create a tranquil sanctuary.
April 24/17 – A Gardener’s Dessert Evening! – Rethinking Gardener’s Myths – Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, associate professor of horticulture and author, Washington State University. Wake up spring with a very special event for gardeners and their friends with desserts, prizes and a fascinating speaker. The science behind what works, what doesn’t and why! Everyone Welcome!
May 8/17 – Treeforms and Standards for the LandscapeColleen Zacharias, Master Gardener, Horticulturalist, Winnipeg Free Press columnist.  Learn how to incorporate these little trees into your landscape.
May 23/17SAGC Shopping Event at Sunshine Greenhouse and Landscaping – 20% discount to members this day only.
June 26/17 Let’s Celebrate Gardening – club barbeque and member garden tour, showcasing outstanding local gardens.
Sept. 11/17 – Identify Prevent and Manage – Dorinda Penner, Sunshine Greenhouse and Landscaping.  Six most common landscape weeds, plant diseases and common insects.  For every gardener, novice to experienced.
October 16/17 – Iceland:  Violets and Volcanoes; Gardens & Glaciers; Lupins & Larch & Lava – Sara Williams, retired University of Saskatchewan horticulturalist and traveler.  Don’t miss this talk!
November 13/17 – How to Attract and Identify Backyard Birds – Dennis Fast, wildlife photographer, author and gardener.   Learn to identify them by appearance and song.
December 11/17 – 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

February 23/17 – Raingardens – Dorothea Gregoire, Watershed Technician, Seine-Rat River Conservation District.
March 30/17 – Step Back in Time – Fort Whyte Centre.
May 25/17 – Garden with Onions – Reena Nerbas, is a U of M graduate of Human/Ecology Business and business teacher at Red River Community College.

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 at 7pm-9pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Transcona Retired Citizens Centre, 328 Whittier Ave. W. – Annual membership$10.00  Non-member:  $2.00 per meeting.

Schedule 2016

January 20/16 – Growing Organic Foods – presented by: Lori Ann Regnier.

More info:  204.222.0236

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

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)
Contact:  Shelley Burrows (President) – 204- 728-0792
Brenda Newton (Secretary) -204- 725-2883
Joanne Medd (Treasurer)  – 204-726-0294

For more information:  www.westmangardeners.ca