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, September 18, 2017
Dawn will be speaking on some of the natural qualities and
properties that are inherent in the plants, roots, bark, petals,
leaves, etc. that go into some of the products she loves to
please try to remember to bring your own mug for your herbal tea.
September's herb of the month is Bay Laurel.
Doors open 6:30 pm | Meeting 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Doors close 9:00 pm
Yearly Membership: Individual $25; Family: $35; Business $50
Admission: Members - FREE; Non-member - $5
Upcoming Meeting Dates
October 16, 2017
MONDAY, March 19, 2018
March's herb of the month is Lemongrass.
MONDAY, April 16, 2018
April's herb of the month is Parsley.
SPEAKER: Natalie Elizabeth, Urban Eatin'
TOPIC: Growing Herbs in Containers
MONDAY, May 28, 2018*** (tentative)
May's herb of the month is Valerian.
SPEAKER: Ed Ledohowski
TOPIC: The Traditional Use of Herbs by Indigenous peoples
MONDAY, June 18, 2018
June's herb of the month is Sorrel.
Annual General Meeting (Members' Only).
***NOTE: Fourth Monday of the month.
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.
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.
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.
Spring into Herbs
Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Assiniboine Park Conservatory Event Tent & Herb Garden
Co-hosted by the Herb Society of Manitoba
and Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Learn about the benefits and uses of herbs and how you can enjoy them in your home year-round!
Enjoy activities for both adults and children!
Fragrant sachets, Herb Society of Manitoba cookbooks, aprons and
t-shirts, as well as copies of the 2017 issue of Prairie Garden –
“herbs & spices” will be available for purchase.
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
(School area by Conservatory)
12:30 - 1:00 pm | Melissa Makarenko, Chef at Resto Gare
Melissa will talk about how she uses herbs and offer tips for using herbs in every day cooking. Learn what herbs are easily accessible, which herbs go well together, and how to satisfy different flavour palates.
1:30 - 2:00 pm | Dawn Kitching, Natural Fragments
2:30 - 3:00 pm | St. Mary's Nursery
June 19, 2017
**Members Only** **Members Only** **Members Only** Constitution/Bylaw
changes to be voted on
Member Idea Sharing
Bring a potted plant for the "Plant Exchange"
**Members Only** **Members Only** **Members Only**
Constitution/Bylaw changes to be voted on
Member Idea Sharing
Bring a potted plant for the "Plant Exchange"
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Herb Society of Manitoba
PO Box 61004 RPO Grant Park
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