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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

FortWhyte Alive Farms

Sage Garden Herbs

Spence Neighbourhood Association

Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthew's Neighbourhood Association

North End Community Renewal Corporation

Sustainable South Osborne

Winnipeg Leisure Guide

Lee Valley Tools

Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Green Action Centre

Urban Eatin'

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: or visit

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, or send an e-mail to

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

Elmwood Community Garden

Bishop Grandin Greenway


St. Matthews Maryland Church

Transcona Alliance Church

University of Manitoba Student Garden

West Broadway Development Corp.

Wave: March / April 2015

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