“Raising” a Garden takes a Village – Part 2/2

By Catherine Lee, Master Gardener Intern Hi! Welcome back! After a wonderfully busy summer creating new life in my backyard, I now actually have time to show the fruits of my labor. What an incredible experience, full of …

A Visit to Covert Farms

By Brenda Evans, Master Gardener Covert Farms isn’t your typical farm. In fact, as someone from the prairies, it’s not what I think of as a farm at all. Covert Farms is primarily a 650-acre vineyard and winery …

Hunter Gate Park

By Hélène Wilson, Master Gardener My Park Beautification Project was presented and accepted early this year by the town of Renfrew, Ontario. This large park is situated in a relatively new housing development; it has been resting there, …

“Raising” a Garden takes a Village – Part 1/2

By Catherine Lee, humble Master Gardener in Training After recently retiring from an enjoyable career educating and counselling, I felt it was time I went back to the classroom to increase my knowledge of my life passion, playing …

Little Wonders in Nature!

By Marilyn N. Dudek, Master Gardener What a surprise for us this summer – finding a Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest! A discovery in nature that I had always sought to find. Success this summer! What joy experienced for everyone …

A Visit to a Manitoba Honey Farm

    By Lori Graham, Master Gardener I was fortunate to get a chance to visit a honey farm this summer: Mike Grysiuk Honey Farms Ltd. and Grysiuk Honey Farms Ltd. Located outside of Neepawa, they are one …

Why are we called “Master” Gardeners?

by Linda Dietrick, Master Gardener In July 2021, someone on the Facebook group Manitoba Gardening posted the question: “If you could ask a Master Gardener a question, what would you ask them?” One person responded quite negatively: I …

Oh! For Peat’s Sake!

“File:Schultz Sphagnum Peat Moss.jpg” by Ragesoss is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 By Liz Sellors, Master Gardener It’s spring! Gardening advertisements are bombarding us! Like this one : “Peat is a natural product, sustainably harvested. Environmentally friendly. Our …

Bee Better Manitoba

Bee Better Manitoba: Inspiring Manitobans to create pollinator habitat. Join us as we discuss pollinators and what we can do to conserve them. Pollinating insects are important for ecosystem health and food production, yet these beneficial insects are …

Green is a Verb

By Elizabeth Sellors, Master Gardener North American’s love affair with lawns is a recent development in the human history of altering our environment. Lawns became the hallmark of homeownership in the 1800’s when North American home owners began …