“Playing in the Garden” (#2) Workshop

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED!  WE HAD A BLAST!  Mandy Hi Everyone! I have finalized my plans for my second workshop. It appears to be quite heavy on information! Just a sampling of what I HOPE to cover: 1) How […]

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Some Interesting Garden “Setups” just for you!

While “cruising” down boulevards and streets with gardens (on the net…) I came across an unlimited assortment of styles people have implemented to work for them. Maybe, just maybe there are some here that I have assembled (not mine) to […]

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What’s happening in the Germination Cart….

Well folks…this spring has been a mixture of weather systems. My Oma would always say (in German) “April, April…it does what it wants”. And seems to be exactly what is happening. In the meantime, life goes on…downstairs. Pepper and tomato […]

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1st Workshop a success!

Wow! Did I ever have a great time on March 17th at our Seedy Germination workshop in Lac Du Bonnet! When I arrived early, there were many folk already waiting! I had soooo much help getting my “stuff” inside and […]

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“SEEDY” Germination WORKSHOP (#1) in Lac Du Bonnet !

Hi Everyone! REMINDER! It’s HAPPENING TOMORROW NIGHT…MARCH 17TH in LAC DU BONNET! I have 26 students…room for just 2 more! I got a BEE in my bonnet and I have become completely energized! Ever since I arrived back home from […]

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Gone out and DONE it!

I have been humming and hawing about this for quite some time. It’s not something I am usually brave enough about. But what the heck! Even an “older” pioneer like me should be smart enough to learn a few new […]

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Brandon’s Seedy Sunday

Hi Folks! Seedy Sunday 2015 has arrived! Really getting excited to meet with you all! February 15th, 2015   (10AM – 4PM) Held at the Ukrainian National Home situated at 1133 Stickney Avenue / 59 – 11th Street North Brandon, Manitoba […]

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Winnipeg’s Seedy Saturday

Hi folks, Getting excited once again to meet with you all. Seedy Saturday 2015 has arrived! Saturday, Feb 14th (St. Valentine’s Days!) 10 AM till 3 PM Canadian Mennonite University 600 Shaftesbury  Winnipeg, Man. I am getting out my packets […]

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Gardening 101!

Folks who know me, have heard me talk  a lot about all the years of gardening experience I have “under my belt”. Yet along will come a year that will totally throw all my experiences straight out the window. And […]

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What can Happen in 2 Weeks!

Remember me ranting on about all the HEAT we were receiving in the middle of August? About how huge the cracks were in the garden? Well…now I have to eat my hat! Just as suddenly the weather did a 360 […]

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A “SEEDY” Story

What a fine HOT summer we are having…again! The gardens (in Manitoba) are now…baking. Good thing we received so much rain (over 8 inches by us…) HOWEVER…there are huge cracks developing everywhere between the rows and in the walkways. Like […]

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Congratulations! Here are our 3 WINNERS !

Hi Everyone! I FINALLY got around to attending to some unfinished business, BECAUSE what else can one do when it is RAINING EVERY DAY! So far we received over 5 1/2″ of rain (in 10 days) and the sweet potatoes […]

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Genetically Engineered Foods, Cross Canada Speakers’ Tour

Hi Everyone! I am very excited to announce the upcoming events occurring right here in Manitoba! Here is your chance to get some answers (straight from the horse’s mouth…so to speak) of where GE is at in your foods and […]

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Planting Guide for Manitoba

Please find enclosed this useful information: (I have obtained it from another source, alto I can not recall from where…) and am thus “borrowing it”…so that everyone interested in starting their own seed could benefit from it.  Mandy Planting a […]

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The End is Near, Retirement is here!

Nothings brings one’s head around like good old fashioned stress! Only this time it is different… In the last couple of months, I have been coupled with some new challenges. My parents are getting old. My wonderful Mom is 81 […]

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Attention ALL Alfalfa Farmers & Growers!

Dear MP Farmers have called for a national day of action to stop the introduction of genetically modified alfalfa. In Winnipeg, we are participating with a film screening of “ The World According to Monsanto” , followed by a discussion […]

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Manitobans do not Care Where their Food Comes From

On occasion a situation crosses my path that I simply cannot ignore, especially when it hits this close to home. I placed an ad in a local paper to sell off some excess eggs that our wee chickens flock was […]

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