General Meetings & Special Events Schedule
General Meetings of the Herb Society of Manitoba are usually held at
the Assiniboine Park Conservatory located at 15 Conservatory Drive in
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and
are generally held on the third Monday of each month except July, August
and December. There is the odd exception to the third Monday rule and
the location so
check the schedule below. Information is added regularly,
so check back often.
If you have questions, or you want to volunteer at meetings or events, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice to our Guests
MONDAY, May 15, 2017
Join Natalie Elizabeth of Urban Eatin' for a new twist on the home
garden. Drawing primarily from her experience in garden design,
homestead living, herbalism and traditional food preservation, Natalie
will present gardens that incorporate both form and multiple functions.
Come take a walk through the garden seasons and explore the vast
potential of urban spaces from habitat to harvest.
Upcoming Meeting Dates
June 19, 2017
MONDAY, September 21, 2015
Sherrie will bring a selection of bird
feeders and foods to show us how to attract the best wild birds of the
season. She will also bring a selection of rocks and crystals and will
show us how using these with our plants can keep them healthy and more
MONDAY, October, 19, 2015
Owner Bev Penner and her husband were on a culinary tour in Portland,
OR, where they discovered an oil and vinegar tasting room. They fell in
love with the freshness of the extra virgin olive oil and the wonderful
flavours of the aged balsamic condimento as well as the tasting
experience. From this holiday the idea to open their own
tasting room evolved.
October's herb of the month is CALENDULA.
MONDAY, November 16, 2015
November's herb of the month is SCENTED GERANIUM.
MONDAY, February 15, 2016
Chris Kirouac has been keeping bees
along with his wife Lindsay for 7 years under the Beeproject banner.
Beeproject was originally started as an experiment after Chris took the
Beekeeping for the Hobbyist course at the University of Manitoba.
MONDAY, March 21, 2016
"I am a self-taught gardener (as are many of you…) I have a sincere love for all living/growing things be they animal or plant. I have experimented (and sometimes succeeded…) with all types of manure, insects, diseases, fertilizers, soils and amendments. I have also grown quite a few house plants, namely African Violets and Streptocarpuses, then roses, raspberries, strawberries, tons of perennials flowers, lilies, some trees & fruit trees, grapes and now finally alpine/rock garden varieties and heritage vegetables."
March's herb of the month is ANISE HYSSOP.
MONDAY, April 18, 2016
Learn to grow specialty mushrooms in your backyard. Do you have
access to oak branches? Learn how to ‘plant’ the mushroom spawn and grow
your own Shiitake mushrooms on oak logs. Hands-on demonstration will
show how to inoculate the logs with mushroom spawn. A biological process
you’ll love – growing your own mushrooms backyard style. Mushroom
Grow Kits will be available for sale following the hands-on
MONDAY, May 16, 2016
Shirley started Prairie Originals 26 years ago in 1990. It is now
located on a 5 acre site near Selkirk, Manitoba. Prairie Originals grows
plugs, pots and seed of over 120 varieties of Prairie Wildflowers &
Grasses, Woodland Wildflowers, Native Shrubs and Vines. These are
available for home gardeners, school grounds, naturalization projects,
parks, commercial properties and landscaping projects.
MONDAY, June 20, 2016
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & POTLUCK DINNER
herb of the month is CATNIP.
Enjoy Herbs Year-Round
MONDAY, September 19, 2016
Karen Peters has always been in the kitchen, it seems.
As a student in Germany, she apprenticed at a Bavarian and then Italian
restaurant, earning her red seal. Karen worked as a chef in Turkey. Her
other interests lead her to also learn about the foods of Korea,
different regions of India, China and Morocco. In each of these regions,
food is seen as the key to health and medicine. She holds a Masters of
Environment and had her field work in Kerala, South India. Karen has
been a food educator for a number of years, from seed saving and
gardening to food security programs as well as having a top restaurant,
featuring her foods.
MONDAY, October 17, 2016
Whoever would have thought that one could DRINK greens? Wheatgrass packs a powerful punch in a small volume. Omer and Ann Marie will share their experience with growing and juicing wheatgrass.
Living in small town Manitoba, they have the space and ability to grow greens all year long. They have had fun experimenting with different growing systems to produce their own greens from seed – from lettuce to wheatgrass.
To assist in our ongoing effort to be environmentally friendly,
SATURDAY, October 22, 2016
MONDAY, November 21, 2016
November's herb of the month is DANDELION.
MONDAY, January 16, 2017
Learn how to grow sweet potatoes in Manitoba. We will discuss everything you need to know from growing tips and tricks to curing and proper storage of your own sweet potatoes.
January's herb of the month is Wild Strawberry.
MONDAY, February 20, 2017
Chef Melissa Makarenko was born and raised in Winnipeg. Her passion for cooking was substituted with Jazz and music while studying French immersion. While studying Microbiology at the University of Winnipeg, Melissa rediscovered her passion for cooking. She enrolled in the Culinary Program at Red River College, graduating (2005) with honours and several completion awards. After graduation she started her career with Fairmont hotels and resorts, beginning with Fairmont Winnipeg. She continued to compete in culinary competitions throughout the city and won the jeune Chain des Rotisseurs and represented Manitoba at the Nationals. Melissa has a passion for Canadian cuisine and decided to travel to learn and explore local ingredients and flavours. She joined the team Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews by-the-Sea in New Brunswick (2008) where she stayed for two years. She also had the opportunity to work at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal as Sous Chef. It was here she learned the meaning of perfection in the dining experience. Passion afoot, Melissa moved west to work at Chateau Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains.
Melissa moved home to Winnipeg to bring her knowledge,
experience, and passion back to her roots. She has applied this to Resto
Gare, to bring home cooked food to an experience and flavour that
patrons cannot forget. Her theme is “Comfort Food with a French Flair
and elegance”. Great dining experience is about fresh ingredients that
are available locally.
MONDAY, March 20, 2017
Mick immigrated to Canada in 1999 after a 23-year career in the British
Army and learned to garden in England alongside his Dad and Granddad.
MONDAY, April 24, 2017***
***NOTE: Fourth Monday of the Month.
Dawn enjoys growing or wild harvesting the leaves, flowers, roots, etc.
to make the oils that go into making her handmade products.
April's herb of the month is Echinacea.
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