General Meetings of the Herb Society of Manitoba are usually held at the Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus - 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. (south of Grant) in Conference Room A01. 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.

Meetings generally begin with a brief presentation of Herb Society business, then there is a short break. The Hospitality Committee provides herbal goodies for everyone to try during the break. Right after the break, the speaker begins their presentation. Sometimes the order is reversed depending on the speaker and topic. Upcoming speakers are listed below. Clicking on "MORE INFO" will bring up a flyer (if one is available) for the meeting.

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Speaker: Kelly Leask
Topic: Prairie Perks: The Benefits of Native Plants in the Urban Landscape

Come and meet some of Manitoba’s beautiful native wildflowers and grasses. Learn what makes them wonderful plants to include in your perennial garden and how to participate in backyard conservation. We will explore methods of installation, considerations for plant selection and general growing tips.

Speaker Bio

Kelly Leask is the manager of Prairie Originals, a native plant nursery near Selkirk, MB. Through working with native plants she has developed an appreciation for the beauty, versatility, utility and importance of wildflowers and prairie grasses in both natural settings and ornamental gardens. Kelly is excited by purposeful and productive gardens and greenspaces that contribute to improving the common environment for people and wildlife alike. She is a Master Composter, a seed saver and a member of the Board of Directors of both Gardens Manitoba and Manitoba Communities in Bloom. In 2017 Kelly was recognized as one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 for her conservation efforts as a native plant grower and gardening educator.

To assist in our ongoing effort to be environmentally friendly, please try to remember to bring your own mug for your herbal tea.

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

Meeting will be held at the Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus in Conference Room A01 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. (south of Grant), Winnipeg, MB


Monday, June 17, 2019

Annual General Meeting (Members' Only)
Guest Speaker: Kelly Leask - Prairie Originals
Topic: Prairie Perks: The Benefits of Native Plants in the Urban Landscape
June's herb of the month is Nasturtium.

June's herb of the month is Nasturtium.