Home Trials – A Research Opportunity for Manitoba Gardeners

By Elsie Kathler, Master Gardener Interest in vegetable gardening has grown exponentially since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. More and more households are taking on the challenge of growing their own food with the goal of having …

Loving Houseplants

by Betsy Thorsteinson Betsy Thorsteinson is retired from the Manitoba Museum where she worked for 43 years as an artist designing and fabricating dioramas. Her work can also be seen at other institutions in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario. …

“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 …

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 …

Herb Basics

Master Gardener presenting in the Community Herb Basics Teresa Lopata, Master Gardener & Master Composter Winnipeg Public Library – Zoom November 16/21 – 6:30-8:00pm Master Gardener and Master Composter Teresa Lopata will cover the basics of growing herbs …

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 …

Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail – A Volunteer Project

By Diane Daignault, Master Gardener and Project Manager On many mornings I walk my dog Pippin along the Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail in St. James. There is a section along the trail which has a naturalized tall grass …