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Learn more about gardening

Want to learn more about gardening? These Winnipeg organizations offer workshops on everything from seed starting and identifying plant pests to making compost and deciphering Latin plant names:

Manitoba Master Gardener Association
www.mgmanitoba.com/

FortWhyte Alive Farms
www.fortwhytefarms.com/learn/events/

Sage Garden Herbs
www.herbs.mb.ca/

Spence Neighbourhood Association
www.spenceneighbourhood.org/

Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthew's Neighbourhood Association
www.dmsmca.ca

North End Community Renewal Corporation
www.necrc.org/

Sustainable South Osborne
www.sustainablesouthosborne.com/

Winnipeg Leisure Guide
www.winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/leisure/leisureguide.stm

Lee Valley Tools
www.leevalley.com/en/home/Events.aspx

Assiniboine Park Conservancy
http://www.assiniboinepark.ca

Green Action Centre
www.greenactioncentre.ca/

Urban Eatin'
www.urbaneatin.com/garden-design-and-edible-landscaping-workshops

Grow your own row

The City of Winnipeg rents allotment gardens at locations throughout the city, while community gardens are run by community groups and organizations.

Allotment gardens
Individual garden plots are available for rent through the Community Garden Information Centre. Individuals are responsible for planting and maintaining their own plot. Garden plots are rented from May to October and plot rentals may be renewed each year.

For more information, e-mail: communitygardens@winnipeg.ca or visit www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/parksandfields/CommunityGardens/communitygardens.asp

Community gardens
Community groups handle all aspects of garden membership, maintenance and programming at various plots around town, which are leased from the city.

To connect wth the online forum for community gardens throughout Winnipeg, visit the Winnipeg Community Garden Network at www.facebook.com/Winnipeg.Garden.Network, or send an e-mail to  winnipegcgnetwork@gmail.com.

Here is a list of some community groups that operate gardens:

Elmwood Community Garden  
www.elmwoodcrc.com/community-garden

Bishop Grandin Greenway
www.bishopgrandingreenway.com

IRCOM House
www.ircom.ca

St. Matthews Maryland Church
www.stmatthewsmaryland.ca

Transcona Alliance Church
http://www.mytac.ca

University of Manitoba Student Garden
www.uofmgarden.pbworks.com

West Broadway Development Corp.
www.westbroadway.mb.ca

Wave: March / April 2015

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