Manitoba Master Gardener Association

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.

The Manitoba Master Gardener Association (MMGA) is an independent organization and has no affiliation with other Manitoba garden clubs which are listed under the banner.
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Sustainability Gardening!
MMGA’s Annual Education Event
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10am – 12pm
Canadian Mennonite University South Campus Conference Room
600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N2
All are Welcome!
Non-members: $5.00 at the door
Members: Free

Rod Kueneman and Tiffany Grenkow are presenting a fascinating discussion on food security, techniques for building healthy soil, and delicious edibles that you can grow in your garden.

Rod Kueneman and Tiffany Grenkow are garden stewards for the food forest at Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-operative (SSOCC). Located at 250 Churchill Dr., the fruit orchards and network of riverside garden plots near Riverview Health Centre are models of efficiencies.

Kueneman is a senior scholar in the faculty of sociology at the University of Manitoba. Call him the master builder, if you will, of the infrastructure for this unique permaculture site, which has matured far beyond its beginnings 10 years ago as a community garden promoting environmental sustainability practices. Kueneman has a vision for building a more resilient future in a changing world.

Grenkow is an urban farmer and a self-avowed foodie. Her inspiration comes from an immense passion and curiosity about food and all its culinary possibilities — an inspiration that helps to attract the new connections so vital to the success of this large and diverse growing endeavour.

“Together, Kueneman and Grenkow work in tandem with a core of volunteers, who are critical to the activities of the gardens and orchards at SSOCC. What can all of us learn from their combined efforts at this extraordinary outdoor living classroom?” — Winnipeg Free Press, July 6, 2019


– Film –
Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home
Saturday, February 1, 2020
12 noon (doors open 11:30am)
Cinematheque Theatre
100 Arthur St., Winnipeg, MB

Cost: Non-member: $15.00 Member: $10.00
All are Welcome!
The Meadow Project’s mission is to educate and raise awareness about sustainable, native, healthy, easy and affordable land care practices that support wildlife and human life.

This documentary features renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures about the use of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Producer/director Catherine Zimmerman of the Meadow Project spent two years visiting and filming seven Hometown Habitat heroes. Their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.

The 90-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Linda Dietrick, editor of The 2020 Prairie Garden “Inspired by Nature.” The panelists are:
Carla Zelmer, biology instructor and manager of the Buller Greenhouse at the University of Manitoba; Chris Penner, restoration ecologist with the landscape firm Scatliffe Miller Murray; and Aimee McDonald, owner of the native plant nursery Prairie Flora in Teulon, Manitoba.

Tickets on Eventbrite:
Non-member: Purchase
Member: Member Login Page

All are Welcome!

Non-Members:   $20.00
Members: $10.00    

General Public Tickets:  Purchase

Member Ticket Purchase:  Member Login

Award-winning Canadian author, broadcaster, and food gardener, Niki Jabbour will introduce you to new and innovative gardening techniques and inspire you to change up your garden! Learn how to grow food year-round — even in a cold climate.

Niki Jabbour is the ultimate foodie. She presents to audiences across North America and writes for numerous publications including Fine Gardening and Garden Design. Jabbour is the award-winning author of The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener and Groundbreaking Food Gardens. Her newest book,
Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun (Storey Publishing, 2018), is a delicious compilation of international veggies and herbs.

Master Gardeners presenting in the Community

 

Susan LeBlanc – Seed Saving – February 11, 6:30 – 8:00pm – St. Vital Librarymore info

Susan LeBlanc – Seed Saving  – February 27, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – St. James-Assiniboia Library more info

 

Master Gardeners and Master Gardeners in Training (MGIT)

Association members:   access volunteer opportunities on the Member Login page frequently.  Also, new important messages and items that have arisen at MMGA Board meetings. 

Support our Local Manitoba Greenhouses!

A very special “Thank You” to local garden centres who generously give members of our Manitoba Master Gardener Association a 10% discount on regularly priced plants and garden merchandise. As Master Gardeners let’s give local garden centres our support and keep them in business. Let them know how much we appreciate them, their plants and their expertise. Remember this is a mutually beneficial relationship! For 2018 the list stands at TEN garden centers. Here are the names of participating 10% off donors:

Alternative Landscaping Ltd., 34th St. & Patricia Ave., Brandon, MB www.alternativelandscapingltd.com
Green Oak Gardens, Beausejour, MB –  https://www.greenoak.ca/
Jardins St-Leon Gardens, 419 St. Mary’s Rd.,Wpg. – www.stleongardens.com
Lacoste Garden Centre, 2787 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg. – www.lacostegardencentre.com
Red Valley Plant Market, 3091 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg. – www.redvalley.ca
Ron Paul Garden Centre, Winnipeg – www.ronpaulgardencentre.com
Sage Gardens Greenhouses, 3410 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg. – www.sagegarden.ca
Schriemer’s Greenhouse, 2857 McGregor Farm Rd., Birds Hill – www.schriemers.com
Shelmerdine Nursery & Garden Centre, 7800 Roblin Blvd., Headingley, MB – www.shelmerdine.com
The Green Spot, 139 Rosser Ave., E., Brandon  – www.greenspotbrandon.com

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To all Manitoba Garden/Horticultural or Garden related organizations!!
This website is a great opportunity for your organization to post or advertise 2018 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

 
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New Perennialism – Charleswood Garden Club 7:30 am
New Perennialism – Charleswood Garden Club
Jan 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Maureen Krauss, guest editor of The Prairie Garden will discuss the new naturalist style, or new perennialism, and tie it into articles found in the 2020 edition of The Prairie Garden. There are many good examples from which …
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Sustainable Gardening – MMGA Education Day 10:00 am
Sustainable Gardening – MMGA Education Day @ Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sustainable Gardening - MMGA Education Day @ Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus
Rod Kueneman and Tiffany Grenkow are presenting a fascinating discussion on food security, techniques for building healthy soil, and delicious edibles that you can grow in your garden. Rod Kueneman and Tiffany Grenkow are garden stewards for the …
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