Upcoming Events

You can register for multiple workshops. Simply complete the registration process for your chosen workshop, through pay online/confirm, once the workshop is confirmed, click upcoming events (navigation on left), choose your next workshop, and when you've registered for all your workshops, proceed to online payment.


Upcoming events

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 18
    Register

    Make the most of the growing season by planning for a late harvest.  Cold hardy vegetables love autumn and some even thrive in sweater weather.   Learn to cultivate and harvest late season roots, tubers and amazing greens. Discussing my favourite plants and sharing simple tricks that help extend the season.

    Tiffany Grenkow is a self- taught urban farmer that produces specialty produce for local chefs and markets.  As a volunteer steward and garden club instructor she enjoys experimenting and honing skills while practising permaculture in the SSOCC food forest.

    Session Times: 9 AM and 1 PM

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 26
    Register

    Nothing is basic about biodynamics! It’s a complex method of growing influenced by universal energy and expressed through a complex man. Come learn a brief history, breakdown the fundamental principles and discuss the farm/garden as an ecosystem.

    Heather is the Farm Operations Coordinator at FortWhyte Farms. She has a diploma in Ornamental Horticulture from Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, and is a RedSeal certified landscape technician. Heather has interned and worked on Biodynamic farms internationally.

    Sessions: 9 AM and 1 PM

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 136
    Register

    Dave Hanson is a Winnipeg based gardening educator, media personality, co-host of the Grow Guide Podcast and manager of Sage Garden Greenhouses. Dave specializes in organic gardening education, and loves growing... and chatting about... everything from herbs to houseplants.

    Want to improve your green thumb chops? Whether you are a rookie grower or seasoned potter, gardening continually presents opportunities to learn new things that make the process more satisfying. Join Dave for this workshop dedicated to fine-tuning how you approach your garden, big or small!

    Session times: 9 AM and 1 PM


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 33
    Register

    There are many exciting possibilities for prairie gardeners interested in growing their own fruit in a backyard setting. Dr. Ronald will discuss how to plan and maintain a home orchard, including cultivar selection and cultural techniques he has learned through practical experience. Other concepts to be presented include: the healing properties of “Super-fruits”, the value of edible ornamentals, and the possibilities for prairie fruit products.

    Dr. Philip Ronald was raised in the Canadian prairies and educated in plant breeding and horticulture at the University of Manitoba and University of Saskatchewan. Philip presently divides his time between teaching horticulture at the University of Manitoba, managing Riverbend Orchards, a 20 acre fruit farm and providing support to the research and marketing programs at Jeffries Nurseries. He resides near Portage la Prairie with his wife Karen and their children.

    This workshop is presented again at 1 PM.


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 7
    Register

    Join mushroom growing enthusiast Tom Nagy as he illustrates the basic techniques that you can use to cultivate delicious, gourmet mushrooms in your own backyard. Discover how you can creatively incorporate mushrooms into diverse flower beds, vegetable gardens, perennial plantings and forest gardens while also enriching your soil.

    Tom Nagy is an ecologist with a passion for botany and mycology who has worked as an organic farmer and field botanist. Tom advocates for a greater understanding of how we interact with nature by writing articles and conducting public programs discussing native plant communities, organic agriculture, mushroom cultivation and wild foraging.

    Session Times:  11 AM and 2:30 PM

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 32
    Register

    Learn the basics of foraging for medicinal herbs in Manitoba, and how you can incorporate wild medicine into your life. Simple uses for many different plants will be given, as well as where you can find them, and how you should harvest them responsibly while respecting the ecosystem.

    Brittany Bauer is a mother, a student, and has her own small business making traditional herbal medicine. She has been working with plants since she was small, and learned much of my knowledge from her mother and her great-grandmother. She also incorporate Indian and Chinese medicine into her work.

    Session Times: 11 AM and 2:30 PM

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 9
    Register

    Presenter:

    Lois Grieger

    Workshop: 

    Come with a garden in mind that needs a bit of prairie. We will work through some steps to design the prairie in your yard.

    Bio: 

    “Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” Henry David Thoreau Lois is a lifelong gardener and educator who is still learning the wonder of a seed.


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 138
    Register

    Discussion: From seed to success, growing prairie potential in the heart of the continent

    FacilitatorLynsey Sable - Writer/Activist/Prairie Grower

    Panel:

    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

    Bio: 

    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 sweetpetalsfarm@gmail.com 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!


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 9
    Register

    Make the most of the growing season by planning for a late harvest.  Cold hardy vegetables love autumn and some even thrive in sweater weather.   Learn to cultivate and harvest late season roots, tubers and amazing greens. Discussing my favourite plants and sharing simple tricks that help extend the season.

    Tiffany Grenkow is a self- taught urban farmer that produces specialty produce for local chefs and markets.  As a volunteer steward and garden club instructor she enjoys experimenting and honing skills while practising permaculture in the SSOCC food forest.

    Session Times: 9 AM and 1 PM


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 26
    Register

    Nothing is basic about biodynamics! It’s a complex method of growing influenced by universal energy and expressed through a complex man. Come learn a brief history, breakdown the fundamental principles and discuss the farm/garden as an ecosystem.

    Heather is the Farm Operations Coordinator at FortWhyte Farms. She has a diploma in Ornamental Horticulture from Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, and is a RedSeal certified landscape technician. Heather has interned and worked on Biodynamic farms internationally.

    Sessions: 9 AM and 1 PM

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 126
    Register

    Dave Hanson is a Winnipeg based gardening educator, media personality, co-host of the Grow Guide Podcast and manager of Sage Garden Greenhouses. Dave specializes in organic gardening education, and loves growing... and chatting about... everything from herbs to houseplants.

    Want to improve your green thumb chops? Whether you are a rookie grower or seasoned potter, gardening continually presents opportunities to learn new things that make the process more satisfying. Join Dave for this workshop dedicated to fine-tuning how you approach your garden, big or small!

    Session times: 9 AM and 1 PM


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 41
    Register

    There are many exciting possibilities for prairie gardeners interested in growing their own fruit in a backyard setting. Dr. Ronald will discuss how to plan and maintain a home orchard, including cultivar selection and cultural techniques he has learned through practical experience. Other concepts to be presented include: the healing properties of “Super-fruits”, the value of edible ornamentals, and the possibilities for prairie fruit products.

    Dr. Philip Ronald was raised in the Canadian prairies and educated in plant breeding and horticulture at the University of Manitoba and University of Saskatchewan. Philip presently divides his time between teaching horticulture at the University of Manitoba, managing Riverbend Orchards, a 20 acre fruit farm and providing support to the research and marketing programs at Jeffries Nurseries. He resides near Portage la Prairie with his wife Karen and their children.

    This workshop is presented previously at 9 AM


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 23
    Register

    Join mushroom growing enthusiast Tom Nagy as he illustrates the basic techniques that you can use to cultivate delicious, gourmet mushrooms in your own backyard. Discover how you can creatively incorporate mushrooms into diverse flower beds, vegetable gardens, perennial plantings and forest gardens while also enriching your soil.

    Tom Nagy is an ecologist with a passion for botany and mycology who has worked as an organic farmer and field botanist. Tom advocates for a greater understanding of how we interact with nature by writing articles and conducting public programs discussing native plant communities, organic agriculture, mushroom cultivation and wild foraging.

    Session Times:  11 AM and 2:30 PM

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 46
    Register

    Learn the basics of foraging for medicinal herbs in Manitoba, and how you can incorporate wild medicine into your life. Simple uses for many different plants will be given, as well as where you can find them, and how you should harvest them responsibly while respecting the ecosystem.

    Brittany Bauer is a mother, a student, and has her own small business making traditional herbal medicine. She has been working with plants since she was small, and learned much of my knowledge from her mother and her great-grandmother. She also incorporate Indian and Chinese medicine into her work.

    Session Times: 11 AM and 2:30 PM

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This Workshop is Sold Out!

    Presenter:

    Sarah Semmler 

    Workshop: 

    Though we have over 800 species of bee in Canada, there are other insects that play a role in pollinating our crops and supporting our ecosystems. Get a general introduction to your local pollinators and discover how easy it is to provide the habitat they need year-round.

    Bio: 

    Sarah Semmler studied entomology and prairie ecology, and now applies those interests to her role as Museum Director. She is the Secretary of the Entomological Society of Manitoba, a member of the Poweshiek Skipperling Canadian Recovery Group, and the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) Arthropod Subcommittee.


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Canadian Mennonite University
    • 134
    Register

    Discussion:

    Medical Cannabis: Health, healing and happiness, demystifying Cannabis culture, uses and regulations

    FacilitatorMike Mailman - Gardens Manitoba Vice President

    Panel:

    Ryan Maione - Educator

    Paul Martin - Registered Nurse

    Rebecca Sokol - Student at Red River in the Horticulture and Greenspace management program

    Discussion:

    Medical Cannabis: Health, healing and happiness, demystifying Cannabis culture, uses and regulations

    Bio: 

    Mike Mailman - Mike has an extensive history with indoor cultivation. A medical cannabis patient advocate and patient himself 15+ years. His mission as Cannabis & Tomato knowledge keeper, may be summed up in two ways:  “Plants as medicine seem equally important to therapeutic effects of growing plants yourself”  - Mike.   “Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food”  - Hippocrates

    Ryan Maione - As an educator, Ryan understands the vital role that knowledge can play in someone's decision making process. From a young age he witnessed peers using and abusing substances due to lack of proper education on what they were consuming. After experiencing medical application for Cannabis in his own life, he began educating himself and his peers. When he found application for Cannabis as a medicine, he began educating on safe consumption and advocating for legalization of the plant. He has worked for a number of years developing safe methods and standardized practices for edible consumption and production. Ryan continues to play a vital role in educating others about safe consumption and understanding what they put in their bodies and how it can affect overall health.

    Paul Martin -Paul (The Green Beaver/Golden Tree), a registered nurse specializing in Palliative Care and End of Life Symptom management. He is also an avid gardener with a passionate focus on Cannabis over the last 18 years. Having grown cannabis in a vast array of practices, Paul now focuses on, educates and promotes, organic/probiotic & sustainable cannabis production! If you want to get him talking, ask about living soil, microbes and other wonders our roots enjoy. Paul carries many titles as a cannabis advocate, preservationist, breeder and educator. He’s also a contributor to and educator for a new program at Red River College called: Cannabis 101. Paul uses cannabis as a medicine, in fact, it saved his life!

    Rebecca Sokol - Rebecca currently is a second-year student at Red River in the Horticulture and Greenspace management program. She has worked in horticulture since 2010 and is currently with Organic Solutions and Frosty Farm. She has been active in Cannabis since 2010 learning the art of monocropping medical plants with Frosty and has donated many hours to the Cannabis community with Unity cup. She is a firm believer that Cannabis can change lives for the better as living with C-PTSD she has used Cannabis to treat the symptoms and live a normal life.  When she is not working with Cannabis, she spends her time sitting on the Charleswood Horticulture board and Communities in Bloom as ecology and sustainable practise are passions. Or growing something on her farm with her daughter and dogs.


Past events

04 Mar 2019 Oudolf and Beyond: New Perennialist Garden Design
04 Feb 2019 What I have Learned After 5 Years of Square Foot Gardening
03 Dec 2018 Holiday Potluck Party
05 Nov 2018 November Talk - Canada's Diversity Gardens
10 Oct 2018 No-Till Gardening: Where can I do it, how do I do it, and why should I bother?
01 Oct 2018 Gardens Manitoba 2018 AGM
29 Sep 2018 Manitoba Regional Lily Society Fall Bulb Sale
15 Sep 2018 Brandon Garden Club 125th Anniversary
15 Sep 2018 Gardens Manitoba Fall Sale
07 Sep 2018 20th Annual Communties in Bloom Conference
04 Sep 2018 Emerald Ash Borer
04 Sep 2018 West Kildonan Hort Society Perennial Exchange & Auction
07 Jul 2018 Nature Manitoba Tour
24 Jun 2018 Interlake Gardens Bus Tour
23 Jun 2018 URBAN RETREATS GARDEN TOUR
04 Jun 2018 Coleus
02 Jun 2018 Gardens Manitoba Plant Share Sale
17 May 2018 A Gardening Series: Clover Lawns
07 May 2018 Roses
05 May 2018 Managing Your Native Landscape
03 May 2018 A Gardening Series: Growing Strawberries
26 Apr 2018 A Gardening Series: Fairy Gardens
26 Apr 2018 Prairie Planting Workshop
21 Apr 2018 Prairie Planting Workshop
19 Apr 2018 A Gardening Series: Emerald Ash Beetle
15 Apr 2018 Prairie Planting Workshop
14 Apr 2018 Garden and Outdoor Living Show
12 Apr 2018 A Gardening Series: Herbs in Cooking with Karen Peters
10 Apr 2018 Prairie Planting Workshop
02 Apr 2018 Heirloom Tomatoes - Jewels from the Garden
23 Mar 2018 Manitoba Orchid Society Annual Show
05 Feb 2018 Growing Orchids in your Home
03 Feb 2018 MMGA Film - Elevated Thinking: High Line in New York City
27 Jan 2018 Book Launch: Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens w/ Sara Williams and Bob Bors
25 Jan 2018 MHA 120th Annual General Meeting & Convention
02 Jan 2018 Gardening for Birds
16 Dec 2017 10 Things I Learned From Vintage Garden Books
13 Dec 2017 Charleswood Garden Club Monthly Meeting
11 Dec 2017 Gardens Manitoba's Annual Holiday Potluck
09 Dec 2017 Growing Orchids
02 Dec 2017 2018 Seeds (Getting a Jump on Spring)
30 Nov 2017 Still Bloomin’ Gardening Club
25 Nov 2017 House Plant Check-Up
21 Nov 2017 West Kildonan Horticultural Society AGM
20 Nov 2017 Herb Society Annual Christmas Celebration
19 Nov 2017 From Seed to Seed Premiere Screening
19 Nov 2017 Manitoba Orchid Society Monthly Meeting
18 Nov 2017 Growing Carnivorous Plants
09 Nov 2017 Monthly Meeting of the Bonsai Society of Winnipeg
08 Nov 2017 A-Z's of Growing Spectacular Hot Peppers
06 Nov 2017 Permaculture Techniques - Rebekah & Lynne Vickery
04 Nov 2017 Growing Sprouts and Greens
28 Oct 2017 Setting up a Successful Indoor Garden
21 Oct 2017 Sara Williams on Perennials: Basics and Beyond
21 Oct 2017 Fall Dormant Seeding (and putting the garden to rest)
19 Oct 2017 Sara Williams on Xeriscape
18 Oct 2017 NatureTalks: Why Grasslands Matter
17 Oct 2017 Sara Williams on Heritage Plants followed by Monet’s Garden (Silver Collection)
16 Oct 2017 Sara Williams on Iceland: Violets and Volcanoes, Gardens and Glaciers, Lupines, Larch and Lava
14 Oct 2017 Sara Williams on Heirloom Plants and Horticultural Pioneers Presentation
14 Oct 2017 Garden Harvest Storage (and making preserves)
12 Oct 2017 Emerging Alumni Lectureship Presented by Suzy Melo and Meaghan Hunter
11 Oct 2017 Charleswood Garden Club Gardening for Pollinators presenter – Kelly Leask, Prairie Originals
10 Oct 2017 East Kildonan Garden Club presents Birding in Manitoba
02 Oct 2017 Gardens Manitoba AGM 2017
05 Sep 2017 Guerrilla Gardening - Darek Yarnell
05 Jun 2017 Growing Mushrooms - Tom Nagy
01 May 2017 The New Perennial Garden:Naturalist Garden Design
03 Apr 2017 Edible Flowers - Dr. Eva Pip
18 Mar 2017 Gardening Saturday Registration (General Public)
18 Mar 2017 Gardening Saturday Registration (Gardens Manitoba Members Only)
17 Mar 2017 Volunteer Registration for Gardening Saturday
06 Mar 2017 Red River College Greenhouse Tour - Ruth Rob
11 Feb 2017 Identification of Submerged and Floating Freshwater Macrophytes in Manitoba with Dr. Eva Pip
06 Feb 2017 Growing Indoor Edibles - Dave Hanson
03 Jan 2017 Gardening for Pollinators - Kelly Leask
13 Dec 2016 Dessert Potluck - Volunteers and Members
15 Nov 2016 Garden Network in Northern Manitoba
18 Oct 2016 AGM & Bodnant Gardens (Wales) presentation
17 Sep 2016 Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
21 Jun 2016 Vertical Gardening in Small Spaces
14 May 2016 Plant Sale and Square Foot Garden Tour
08 May 2016 Promoting Birds, Butterflies & Bees in the Garden
08 May 2016 Owning a Hobby Greenhouse
07 May 2016 Volunteer Registration for Plant Sale
19 Apr 2016 Bonsai Society
19 Mar 2016 Gardening Saturday
16 Feb 2016 Wildflowers in the Garden - Perfectly Adapted Perennials
12 Feb 2016 Celebrate Seeds! Seedy Saturday Special Event
17 Nov 2015 Duayne Friesen - What's new in Spring Annuals & Vegetables
20 Oct 2015 Annual General Meeting - Gardens Manitoba
20 Oct 2015 Austria Summer 2015 - Holzer Permaculture Tour
22 Sep 2015 Gardening Workshop-Unwanted in Your Garden - But Let's Make the Best of It!
19 May 2015 RHS Garden Wisley
10 May 2015 Mothers Day Tea - 1:00 pm - Tickets at the Door
10 May 2015 Mothers Day Tea - 11:30 am - Tickets at the Door
21 Apr 2015 Gardening Workshop - Composting
17 Feb 2015 Gardening Workshop-Dorothy Dobbie
20 Jan 2015 Gardening Workshop-Starting Seeds
21 Jun 2014 Garden Tour
17 Jun 2014 Edible and Sustainable Cities
20 May 2014 Inspiration from the CMU Farmer's Collective
11 May 2014 Gardens Manitoba Mother's Day Plant Sale
15 Apr 2014 Edible Container Gardens
29 Mar 2014 Gardening Saturday 2014 Tote Bag Application
27 Feb 2014 Draw for Free Gardens Manitoba membership
06 Feb 2014 GS Workshop $60.00 Package
21 Jan 2014 Gardening with the 3Rs and beyond
08 Dec 2013 Victorian Tea 3rd Sitting
08 Dec 2013 Victorian Tea 2nd Sitting
08 Dec 2013 Victorian Tea 1st Sitting
19 Nov 2013 Program Evening with Chad Cornell
22 Oct 2013 A.G.M. Guest Speaker, Dr. Bob Bors
17 Sep 2013 Food Preservation with Lenore Linton
26 Jun 2013 Celebration Garden Party
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #16 Square Foot Gardening for Small Spaces
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #15 Gardening with Asthma & Allergies
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #14 Water Features for the Home Landscape
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #13 Composting 101
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #12 Learn about Annual & Perennial Vines & Groundcover
23 Mar 2013 Guest Speaker - Sara Williams
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #11 Pruning Your Trees & Shrub
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #10 Growing Organic Vegetables 101
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #9 All About Daylilies. New Introductions for 2013
23 Mar 2013 Keynote Speaker - Beckie Fox
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #8 Lilies & the Red Lily Beetle
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #7 Tips on Canning/Preserving Produce. Growing, Harvesting & Storage
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #6 Choosing the Right Perennials for Your Garden
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #5 Square Foot Gardening for Small Spaces
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #3 Observer Only For Seasonal Container
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #4 Trees & Shrubs for Your Landscape
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #3 Hands-on Workshop for Seasonal Container
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #1 Paving Stones, Pathways, Retaining Wall
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #2 Preserving & Preparing Prairie Fruit
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