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 …

Drought and Your Garden

A row of interconnected rain ‘barrels’ (recycled plastic garbage cans). The barrels are elevated in a ‘step’ sequence, and the simple pipe connections capture roof run-off from a significant rainfall. A screen over the barrel under the downspout …

Book review – The Living Landscape

The Living Landscape Designing for beauty & biodiversity in the home garden. Authors: Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy Publisher: Timber Press, 2014 Book review by Derek Yarnell, Master Gardener In my humble opinion Douglas Tallamy is a bona-fide …

What’s a Gardener to Do?

  By Derek Yarnell, Master Gardener This past winter as the climate crisis Click Here and scale of the biodiversity crisis Click Here became more apparent to me, I had an epiphany regarding the importance of gardening with …

Accurate Frost Forecast = Happy Gardener

By John Sauder As a broadcast meteorologist, I’m always very careful when it comes to issuing a forecast because I know that it affects how Manitobans will plan their day. When it comes to a forecast for frost, …

A Vegetable Garden Adventure

  By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener I’ve grown herbs and a few vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers and squash, for many years but I have always tucked them right into my ornamental borders. However, this year for many …

Hometown Habitat-Stories of Bringing Nature Home (Film)

Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home Saturday, February 1, 2020 12 noon (doors open 11:30am) Cinematheque Theatre 100 Arthur St., Winnipeg, MB Cost: Non-member: $15.00 Member: $10.00 All are Welcome! The Meadow Project’s mission is to educate …

Sustainability Gardening – MMGA Education Event

Sustainability Gardening 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 Members: Free Rod …

The Prairie Garden – 2020 Launch

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 …

Winnipeg Forest Watch

Trees Winnipeg (Coalition to Save the Elms) was originally established as non-profit in 1992 dedicated to preserving Winnipeg’s beloved American elm trees through community engagement and education. Since then Trees Winnipeg mission has evolved into protection, preservation and …