Growing as Gardeners

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener Gardeners are all about promoting growth. We select wisely, ensure the right nutrients, provide diligent care, and nurture our plant partners to become the best they can be – to our glorious mutual …

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 …

Board Member Interview with Jayne Heaton

Jayne became a certified Master Gardener in July 2016. At the AGM in April 2021 she was elected to the MMGA board as treasurer. Newsletter (NL) – How long have you been gardening? Jayne Heaton (JH) – I …

Program Information Presentation

Welcome to our MMGA 2022 Information Session! When: Jan 5, 2022 Time: 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Please join us to learn about the Master Gardener program. You are required to register in advance for this …

Board Member Interview with Elsie Kathler

As many of our members will already know, Elsie Kathler was MMGA Education Standards Director from 2016 – 2018. At the AGM in April 2021 Elsie joined the MMGA board again when she was elected into the newly …

Board Member Interview with Shelley Walker

Having had no opportunities to meet and socialize in person for a long time we would like to introduce our members and readers to the MMGA board members with a series of interviews. We start the series with …

Growing Plants from Seeds – It’s Easy, Fun and Economical

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener You’ve ordered your seeds. With luck, you’ve actually received your order. The seed shortage forecast by the Manitoba seed companies I interviewed for the January Grow Column proved right – shortages are underway. …

Tender Succulents for the Prairie Garden

By: Marilyn N. Dudek, Master Gardener How does a prairie gardener become enamoured with succulents, namely tender succulents, which do not grow and survive winter outside in our climate? Approximately 20 years ago, while on European garden tours …