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.
Resources- Garden Club News

Master Gardeners presenting in the Community

Gardeners Share North Presents
FORCING BULBS IN THE MIDST OF WINTER.
Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Gaynor Regional Family Library – Selkirk

A whiff of warm air woke up dormant bulbs in the pot. ”It’s spring! It’s spring!” they started to shout, preparing their shoots to grow up into the light! It was in the midst of winter not in the spring. A crafty gardener can trigger them to sprout and bloom.
Horticulturists call this technique “Forcing”. At Easter thousands of forced lilies are sold on the market.
Forcing bulbs is fun. Blooming plants will give a special “feels like spring” touch to your place.
Plant material will be provided.  All are Welcome!

 

 

You’re invited to The Future of Feasting!
Friday, November 22
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Red River College – The Roblin Centre – 160 Princess St.

Enjoy a locally-sourced meal from Diversity Foods, get inspired in diverse breakout sessions and engage with a panel of food system experts as we explore the challenge of feeding Manitobans in a zero-carbon world.  Members of the Manitoba Master Gardener Association will be presenting:

Home Gardening and You – presented by Manitoba Master Gardeners – Darlene Belton – Susan LeBlanc – Lynne Vickery

Be proactive – grow your own food! This session gives you the tools to create a productive, sustainable and appealing garden whether it’s in-ground or on a balcony. Identify your preferred garden style and learn techniques to make the job easier and more ecologically friendly. We also discuss how to manage the core elements of sun, water and soil for optimum garden health, plus seed sources and other planting tips. Learn how to become a committed steward of your land and reap the benefits of successful food gardening. Offered through the Manitoba Master Gardener Association.

Other workshops offered on a wide variety of topics, including:
– Agribusiness
– Dehydration and Food Storage
– Home garden growing
– Resilient food systems
– Sourcing local food
Program here

Tickets from the accessible price of $20 and up are still available.  Ticket purchase

To respond to the climate emergency, we will need to feed our communities locally without synthetic fertilizers or diesel fuel. How can we do that in Manitoba? What is being done to move us in that direction now? What is needed to achieve that goal and still enable farmers to stay on the land? We’ll discuss what is necessary, what is possible, and what you can do to help.

See you there!
Manitoba’s Climate Action Team

This event is organized by the Climate Action Team and is supported by the Winnipeg Foundation and Red River College.

Succulents – Marilyn N. Dudek
Tuesday, November 26/19 – 7pm
River Heights Library, 1520 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg
Registration required: Register

Succulents – Marilyn N. Dudek
Thursday, November 28//19 – noon
Millennium Library, 251 Donald St., Winnipeg
Registration required: Register

Forest Bathing – Becky Slater
Friday, November 29/19 – noon
Millennium Library, 251 Donald St., Winnipeg
Registration required: Register

Launch of the 2020 edition of
The Prairie Garden: Inspired by Nature
Sunday, November 24, 2019: 2:00 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers
4000 – 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg MB

The 2020 edition of The Prairie Garden, featuring the theme “Inspired by Nature”, focuses on how gardeners in our region can take a cue from nature in everything from design to plant choice to ongoing care, to create beautiful, resilient gardens that are less work to maintain and friendlier to all living things.
Come celebrate with us and learn about this year’s edition!

Meet our guest editor, naturalist and cultural resource specialist Maureen Krauss, and the all-volunteer Prairie Garden Committee that produces our publication, including editor Linda Dietrick and committee chair Ian Wise, plus the contributing authors who attend.
Have your books signed by the guest editor and editor, and enjoy some light refreshments in an informal setting.


General Public Tickets:  Purchase

Member Ticket Purchase:  Member Login

 

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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Manitoba Horticultural Association – Meeting & Convention 9:00 am
Manitoba Horticultural Association – Meeting & Convention @ Quarry Park Heritage Arts Centre
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm
Manitoba Horticultural Association - Meeting & Convention @ Quarry Park Heritage Arts Centre
  To Register and see the convention schedule:  Click Here
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Houseplants and Indoor Gardens 7:30 pm
Houseplants and Indoor Gardens
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Elaine Stechisen, Ambassador for Shelmerdine’s will discuss the physical and psychological benefits of maintaining a connection to nature throughout the winter months. Everyone is Welcome!    No charge.
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Forcing Bulbs in the Midst of Winter! 2:00 pm
Forcing Bulbs in the Midst of Winter! @ Gaynor Regional Family Library
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Forcing Bulbs in the Midst of Winter! @ Gaynor Regional Family Library
A whiff of warm air woke up dormant bulbs in the pot. ”It’s spring! It’s spring!” they started to shout, preparing their shoots to grow up into the light! It was in the midst of winter not in …
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Launch of 2020 The Prairie Garden – Inspired by Nature 2:00 pm
Launch of 2020 The Prairie Garden – Inspired by Nature @ McNally Robinson Booksellers
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Launch of 2020 The Prairie Garden - Inspired by Nature @ McNally Robinson Booksellers
The 2020 edition of The Prairie Garden, featuring the theme “Inspired by Nature”, focuses on how gardeners in our region can take a cue from nature in everything from design to plant choice to ongoing care, to create …
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Succulent Presentation 7:00 pm
Succulent Presentation @ River Heights Library
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Succulent Presentation @ River Heights Library
Master Gardener Marilyn Dudek provides tips and tricks on how to plant, care for, and maintain tender succulents indoors over winter, as well as how to feature them in your home decor. Registration is Required: Click here
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Succulent Presentation 12:00 pm
Succulent Presentation @ Millennium Library
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Succulent Presentation @ Millennium Library
Master Gardener Marilyn Dudek provides tips and tricks on how to plant, care for, and maintain tender succulents indoors over winter, as well as how to feature them in your home decor. Registration Required: Click here
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Forest Bathing 12:00 pm
Forest Bathing @ Millennium Library
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Forest Bathing @ Millennium Library
Master Gardener Becky Slater and Forest Therapy Guide Erika Maguire share the benefits of nature therapy and the practice of forest bathing. Participants will learn the health benefits of nature therapy and learn how to incorporate the practice …
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