Managing Climate Change – What Are We to Do?

Mark Bauche, Master Gardener, MALA, SALA, CSLA As Master Gardeners, we see the effects of climate change season after season, but what can we as individuals, or even as an association, do to help address it? There have …

Someone’s Trash is Someone’s Treasure

Someone’s Trash is Someone’s Treasure:  Using industrial waste/by-products as sustainable growing media for horticultural crops By Poonam Singh. Faculty, Horticulture Production School of Agriculture and Environment Assiniboine Community College, Brandon, Manitoba Email: singhp@assiniboine.net Currently, in Canada, greenhouse growing of …

How Shady is Your Shade Garden?

By Virginia Stephenson, Master Gardener Light is a very important consideration when choosing plants for your garden and when choosing where in your garden to place them. All plants have optimal light conditions under which they will grow, …

“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 …