Discussion: From seed to success, growing prairie potential in the heart of the continent
Facilitator: Lynsey Sable - Writer/Activist/Prairie Grower
Maryanne Bergmann - Flower farmer at The Garden Path Flowers
Kelly Leask - Manager, Prairie Originals
Terry Neufeld - Owner, Sweet Petals Farm
Kelly Tellier - Owner, Lily Stone Gardens
Lynsey Sable is a writer, activist and homesteader living near Sandilands, Manitoba, on seven acres of tall grass prairie and wetlands called Broken Forest. She has raised heritage poultry, native plants, cut flowers and heirloom vegetables for ten years, and is committed to supporting women in their role of saving the planet as we enter the sixth mass extinction event.
Maryanne Bergmann - Gardening has been a passion of mine since as long as I can remember, and especially flowers. For over 20 years now, I have been flower farming together with my daughter. We live on a full working farm just south of Winnipeg, and our flower garden is a smaller part of the larger farm. We have just over 1 acre in flowers. We sell our flowers as cut flowers, and sell fresh cut flower bouquets at the St.Norbert Farmers Market, as well as some bulk flowers to florist shops. I have also designed many flowers for weddings over the years, using our locally grown flowers
Kelly Leask - Through working with native plants Kelly has developed an appreciation for the beauty, versatility, utility and importance of wildflowers and prairie grasses in natural settings and ornamental gardens. She is a seed saver, gardening educator, Master Composter and a member of the board of Gardens Manitoba and Manitoba Communities in Bloom.
Terry Neufeld - I’m a life-long flower enthusiast, Certified Prairie Horticulturalist, fascinated apiarist and, since 2017, proud owner of Sweet Petals Farm. Located just south of Winnipeg, we create one-of-a-kind flower arrangements, offer garden tours and bouquet-making workshops, do pop-up bouquet sales, and sell pure, raw honey straight from the farm! Check out our Facebook and Instagram for our latest news, events and gardening tips! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Kelly Tellier - Lily Stone Gardens is seasonal cut flower farm and year round floral design shop. We specialize in growing cut flowers for our own use as well as for other florists in Manitoba during Manitoba's seasonal months. Our passion is flowers from growing to designing!