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 …

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 …

How to Create a Beautiful Border

By Janet Epp, Master Gardener Recently, I discovered videos on YouTube by The Middle Sized Garden based out of England. In a video titled How to Create Stunning Borders, the hostess, Alexandra Campbell, interviewed Tom Brown, the head …

Garden Planning in Changing Times

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener It’s been some year so far! A frigid winter leading into first a cold, then suddenly a hot and dry spring, then a blistering hot, humid and dry summer, followed by a lovely …

“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 …

Specialty Pruning

By Diana Dhaliwal, Master Gardener By now most of us are very comfortable with the basic three D’s of pruning: removing Dead, Diseased and Damaged branches and opening up shrubs and trees to let in more light to …

Pollinator-friendly Perennials for the Fall Garden

By Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener The signs are all around us. The shrinking populations of insects the world over is due to the effects of climate change and loss of habitat. Gardeners can make a difference. A study …

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 …