Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home
Saturday, February 1, 2020
12 noon (doors open 11:30am)
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.
Let’s celebrate the start of Spring!
Are you cleaning up your garage – or downsizing your house?
Donate your gently-used garden-related items to the MMGA Garden Garage Sale! We will accept tools, equipment, books, magazines, garden ornaments, planters, etc
And what is a Garage Sale without a Bake Sale? Do you like to bake? Why not donate some of your specialities (well wrapped and labelled, of course).
Or do you have a plant specialty, that you want to share, either through demonstration or for sale?
There will also be a limited number of tables available for members and garden vendors. Tables for MMGA members are free, tables for non-members, groups -$15.
Any questions, or to reserve a table, contact Shelley at 257-1327 or email@example.com
Niki Jabbour is the award-winning author of three books and in demand speaker on unique vegetable growing methods you do not want to miss.
Grow your garden better learning from experienced vegetable gardener Niki Jabbour, and best-selling, award-winning author of Veggie Garden Remix. Jabbour specializes in growing delicious herbs and vegetables with international flavours and utilizes clever planting techniques
Veggie Garden Remix explores how gardeners can diversify the crops they grow.
Niki Jabbour is the award-winning author of three books – The Year Round Vegetable Gardener , Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and Veggie Garden Remix. Niki is the winner of the 2019 American Horticultural Society Book Award, winner of the Gold Book Award from GardenComm, and winner of the 2019 Silver Award from Taste Canada. She writes for magazines like Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and Birds & Blooms. An demand speaker, offering seminars and keynotes at events, shows, societies, and greenhouses across North America such as the Canada Blooms, Northwest Flower & Garden Show, The Philadelphia Flower Show, and The Boston Flower Show. Niki has hosted and executive produced her radio show, The Weekend Gardener which airs on News 95.7 FM in Halifax as well as online. For her broadcasting work, Niki won the 2015 Gold Award from GardenComm as ‘Best On-Air Talent’. Niki is very active on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Niki gardens in her twenty raised-bed vegetable garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia growing an eclectic mixture of popular vegetables including unique heirloom varieties, and crops from around the world like cucamelons, snake gourds, and za’atar
Niki quotes: “Vegetable gardening is huge right now, it’s a huge trend, and a lot of people are growing their own food in containers, raised beds, and in ground gardens.”
Come and learn Niki’s many unique gardening methods and unusual vegetables that she grows in her raised-bed gardens.
Unfortunately the Niki Jabbour event has been cancelled.
Thank you to all who purchased tickets and for your support for this event and others that we organize!
All monies from ticket purchases will be refunded as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience!
Here at the Steinbach and Area Garden Club, we are excited about our special Manitoba 150 “Come Grow with Us” Event that we are hosting on
Saturday, April 18. This event will include presentations by local gurus, a keynote presentation by Lyndon Penner, an opportunity to have questions answered by seasoned gardeners, etc. The Opening Ceremony will include the unveiling of a Regal Celebration Maple Tree that we will be planting at the Mennonite Heritage Village to commemorate Manitoba’s 150 Anniversary and a special presentation honoring Fred Kaita whose work over the last 70 years has added so much beauty to public gardens in South East Manitoba .You will recall that Fred Kaita was a founding member of the Steinbach and Area Garden Club.
We are delighted to be partnering with our South East Artists Group to hold a special Manitoba 150 Art Exhibit titled “Gardens Through the Eyes of an Artist” during our event. Twelve artists from south east Manitoba will be exhibiting their art works that have been inspired by gardens they have seen. As well, one of the artists will be working on a painting in progress during the event
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
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.