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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The 79th annual Prairie Garden featuring “Shade” delivers the latest compendium of horticultural information for the Prairies. This nearly 200-page edition features plants that thrive in shade, and brings together all the information you need to know from experts across the cold-climate zone. Our articles are written and reviewed by Master Gardeners, horticulturalists, landscape designers, and industry leaders. Each issue is the result of many volunteer hours. As a non-profit publication, The Prairie Garden aims to serve and educate gardeners of all skill levels in the short-season gardening zones of Canada and the US.
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To purchase a copy, send your request with a cheque or money order for $22.95 (shipping included) to:
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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.

April 28/18 – 6th Annual Nifty Nag Nite – doors open: 5:30pm Dinner: 6:00pm – Royal Canadian Legion, Beausejour,MB

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 10/18 – regular meeting
February 14/18 – Gardening in the New Weather – Charlotte Tataryn of Charlotte’s Place, a Winnipeg landscape and design consultant.
March 14/18 – Bats and Cutworms ‘What They Have in Common’ – Linda Wall, educated at Lakehead University in the Forestry Program, Board Director MHA Area 6 and member of the St. James Horticultural. Everyone is welcome, and the event is free of charge.
April 11/18 Rain Gardens ‘ Purpose and Creation’ – Dr. Dorthea Gregoire, Roseau Watershed Technician for Seine-Rat River Conservation District,
May 24, 2018 – Perennials & Annuals Plant Auction – A large selection of bedding plants, unique perennials and hanging baskets is available at this live auction.  Members can also pick this year’s gift of a parsley plant. The auction is at Westdale CC, 550 Dale Blvd. Set-up begins at 4:00 pm and auction starts at 6:30 pm.
September 8/18 – Gardener’s Market –Members donate surplus produce, homemade baking, divided perennials and unneeded garden tools to our fall market. The market is on Saturday and starts at 9:00am at the Old Library Parking Lot.
October 10, 2018 – No-Till Method of GardeningTed McLachlan is a passionate community gardener and Senior Scholar, Department of Landscape Architecture, U of M. He will discuss the key steps in setting up a no-till garden process and how to manage it over time.

November 14, 2018 – Extending the Growing Season – Mario Constantini, owner of ADM Storage on McGillivray Boulevard, will present “Extending the Growing Season” using a system he has developed after turning a used shipping container into a greenhouse.
December 12, 2018 – Pot Luck Dinner & Christmas Program – Enjoy a pot luck supper with fellow members followed by festive activities and socializing. Please bring a potluck dish to share, your own cutlery, plate, and cup. Also bring a food item to donate to Charleswood Food Bank

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

East Kildonan Garden Club

Meetings held  – 7:00pm – Valley Gardens Community Club, 218 Antrim Rd., Wpg. MB

1967 – 2017 EKGC Celebrated their 50th Anniversary

2018 Theme – Shade Gardens

January 9/18 – Flowers of Poland – and open discussion of what worked in 2017 – by Teresa Lopata
February 13/18 – Seed Starting – Judy Swartz
March 13/18 – Shade Gardening – Linda Dietrick, chairperson The Prairie Garden & Master Gardener
April 10/18 – Pests in the Vegetable Garden – Ian Wise, entomologist
May 8/18 – Plant Diseases – Andy Tekauz
May 29/18- Annual Plant Sale
June 26/18 – Tour Eva Pip’s Garden – Members only
July 19/18 – Members Garden Tour and Home Grounds Competition Admission:  EKGC membership
September 11/18 – Open Forum – garden competition and photo display and prize presentation
October 9/18 – Cactus and Succulents – Ernie Brown & Photo Competition due date
November 13/18 – Potluck!! – Annual Meeting & photo competition display and prize presentation

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   0r:  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

February 5/18 – Growing Orchids in Your Home – Joan Proteus, Manitoba Native Orchid Society, how orchids are grown, the parts of an orchid, types of orchids, conditions for optimum growth inside the home, pests and what to look for when purchasing. Ending with a re-potting demonstration.
April 28/18 – Gardening Saturday – CMU North Campus, 500 Shafesbury Blvd., Wpg., MB – 9am to 3pm

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

April 14/18 – North Dakota Gardening Saturday – Alerus Centre, Grand Forks, ND – 8am – 3:15pm Info: Click here      Brochure:  Click here

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

February 26, 2018 -Community Supported Agriclture (CSA), Growing Organically and Incorporating Permaculture – Britt Embry and Justin Girard, from Hearts & Roots. Britt and Justin own and operate Hearts & Roots, a small, organic vegetable, fruit and flower farm near Elie, Manitoba. They are entering their fourth year farming together and sell their produce directly to their customers and wholesale to stores and restaurants. They grow over 45 varieties of fruits and vegetables on five acres and are passionate about growing organically for the health of their land.
June 10/18, Sunday – Herbfest 2018 – Assiniboine Park Conservatory Events Tent – 11am – 4pm – More info to come.

Living Prairie Museum

Winter Speaker Series:

February 13/18 – The Deer Lodge bison herd: Manitoba’s role in the conservation of the Plains Bison. – Dr. William Watkins – Biodiversity Conservation Biologist, Wildlife and Fisheries Branch of Manitoba Sustainable Development.
The story of the decline of the plains bison, or buffalo as it is more commonly called, is generally well known. What is not so well known is the key role that the Red River Settlement and several of its prominent citizens played in rescuing the species from extinction.

February 27/18 – Canadian Prairie Soils – Manitoba – Bob Eilers – Hydropedolgist. Soils, the “skin” of the Earth, are perhaps the most sensitive and fragile of our mineral resources at the interface of rocks and atmosphere. We know that soils are not all the same. So how did our soils originate and develop to become a rich and productive environment for wildlife, forests and agriculture? Bob will talk about some of the major factors and processes that produced our prairie soils. He will also talk about the “health” of our soils – some of the processes that are degrading the quantity, quality and productivity of our prairie soils, and the land use changes that have impacted our soil landscapes. To finish, he will answer the question, “So, how are we doing now?”

March 13/18 – What you need to know about Emerald Ash Borer. – Martha Barwinsky – City Forester. Since the 2002 discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) in North America, millions of hectares of ash trees have been decimated in the United States, Ontario, and Quebec. As EAB continues to move closer to Manitoba, it poses a significant threat to Winnipeg’s urban forest and will result in a significant change to our urban forest cover. Winnipeg is home to over 350,000 ash trees and over 30% of the city’s public urban canopy is comprised of ash. Learn what you need to know about EAB, how the City of Winnipeg is preparing for EAB, and what can be done to slow the mortality of the city’s ash population.

More information and events calendar: Click here

Manitoba Horticultural Association

MHA November Convention Issue 2017-SM with information for the 2018 Convention in Neepawa and 2018 AGM Registration Form.    Conference schedule

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 15/18 – Cacti in the Garden – Ernie Brown – learn about the hardy varieties and how to grow them.  Assisted by Linda Brown
February 12/18 – Fungi – Growing and Foraging – Tom Nagy, environmental consultant and ecologist.  Delve into basic techniques that you can use to cultivate delicious, gourmet mushrooms, in your own backyard, and identify a few local edibles.
March 12/18 – Enhancing Biodiversity on the Farm – a Global Project – Kenton Lobe, CMU instructor and food justice advocate.  Discover the exciting work done at the CMU to promote heritage seed saving and cultural gardening projects.
Workshop-Backyard Composting – 6pm – 7pm (prior to club meeting) – Basic composting advice from local Master Composters.
March 21/18  7:00pm – Workshop-Create a Mini Cactus Garden – Oakridge Nursery – where you will build your own little garden.
April 9/18 – New Trees and Shrubs for your Residential Landscape – Philip Ronald, PH.D., Research and Marketing, Jeffries Nursery Ltd.   Explore proven and favourite varieties for our region along with the challenges presented by diseases and insects.  
Workshop-“New Gardener Workshop – 6-7pm (prior to club meeting) New gardeners will have the opportunity to develop a complete garden plan with the assistance  of seasoned gardeners.  Non-member fee will be waived for this meeting.
May 14/18 – What’s New in the Greenhouse – Erna Wiebe, Oakridge Greenhouse.  Find out which annuals, perennials and vegetables are being offered this spring.
May 21/18SAGC Shopping Event at Oakridge Garden Centre  – 20% discount – 4pm – 9pm –  to members this day only.
June 16/18 – Orchid Tour – tour led by John Neufeld, past director of the Native Orchid Conservation Inc.  Details:  TBA
June 25/18 – Let’s Celebrate Gardening – Annual member garden tour and potluck showcasing outstanding local gardens.
Sept. 10/18 – Preserving the Annual Harvest – Dehydrating Fruits, Veggies and Herbs – Gerry Stewart, professional home economist and founder of Fruit Share and author.  Learn the ins and outs of using a food dehydrator to preserve your bounty from produce preparation to table ready.
October 15/18 – Designing the new perennial garden” – Lynsey Sable, gardener, blogger for Heirloom Gardener, and editor of the Prairie GardenLearn about the new perennials wave that weaves our native plants into a novel garden design.
Workshop-“Horticultural Therapy Presentation”6 pm (prior to club meeting) Learn about the power of the garden in healthy living and healing.  Local community projects will be highlighted and opportunities for future endeavours discussed.
November 12/18  – Art in the Garden – Linda Shroeder, avid gardener, art enthusiast and MHV board member. Take a visual tour of the MosaiCanada 150/Gatineau 2017 horticultural exhibit composed of inspirational plant sculptures.
Workshop-“A night of creating Mini arts and crafts’presentaion for members to learn how to DIY.
December 11/18 – A Gardener’s Christmas – Annual Christmas celebration with videos of club member’s gardens, appetizers and desserts.

Additional Events:
July – International Peace Gardens
– Schedule TBA
September 19/18 – Workshop – Create a Bold Autumn Planter – 1:30pm – Sunshine Nursery – guidance and materials to construct a unique planter.

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