Using Native Plants in Our Own Backyard
Saturday, March 16/19 – 1:30 – 3:30pm
Canadian Mennonite University,
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB
Hosted by Manitoba Master Gardener Association
John P. Morgan – President, Prairie Habitats Inc., will present about why we should consider using native Manitoba plants in our familiar, but often fairly sterile, urban and rural landscapes. Some of the plant’s unique history, importance, folklore, benefits and aesthetics will be examined. Patterning our approach to land use after the ecology of the natural systems that evolved over millennia has economic, social and environmental effects. Integrating native wildflowers, grasses and shrubs successfully into modern landscapes takes knowledge, passion and time. The results, however, can lead us to a better appreciation and stewardship of those same natural processes that sustain our species.
Members: Free Non-members: $5.00
No registration required.
This event is an educational opportunity for Master Gardeners.
“Come Grow With Us”
Presented by Gardeners Share North
Saturday, March 16 @ 12 noon
Gaynor Family Library Theatre
806 Manitoba Ave., Selkirk, MB
Have you always wanted to start your own seeds so that you are ready for spring planting?
Join Master Gardener Mick Manfield as he explains how to start your own plants from seed, what equipment to buy that will help with successful seed starting, the advantages and disadvantages of certain growing pots and some useful tips and tricks on seed storing and seed viability.
We are pleased to offer a variety of tomato seedlings at this event.
MMGA Hosts the Film
Five Seasons-the Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Saturday, February 2, 2018 – 12:30pm
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB
This film about the world’s most celebrated garden designer immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes them inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to his theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.
Discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago and the Netherlands.
The film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser and Wirth Somerset.
A great informational afternoon yesterday with presentations on Climate Change with Curtis Hull and Tree Loss with Gerry Engel. It was open to the public but also an educational update event for Master Gardeners. Thank you to Curtis Hull and Gerry Engel for all their excellent insight and information they shared!
Climate Change and Tree Loss
Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 1:00pm
Riverside Seniors Lions Residences – 188 Worthington Ave., Wpg. MB
hosted by the Manitoba Master Gardener Association
There is a lot mentioned in the news these days about climate change, but what does it mean for Manitoba in general and the home gardener in particular? Join us and learn the latest on Climate Change in Manitoba with Curtis Hull from Climate Change Connections, followed by ‘What can the home owner do to plan for/cope with the loss of a tree?’ with Gerry Engel from Trees Winnipeg.
Members: No cost Non-members: $5.00
Educational Update for Master Gardeners! A great way to receive your hours for education.
This Gingerbread Greenhouse, and 13 others, was made by one of our very talented members, Lenora Kehler.