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: email@example.com.
Notice to our Guests
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.
Doors open 6:30 pm | Meeting Presentation 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Doors
close 9:00 pm
MONDAY, June 20, 2016
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & POTLUCK DINNER
To assist in our ongoing effort to be environmentally friendly,
MONDAY, September 22, 2014***
***NOTE: Fourth Monday of the month.
Dr. Amy Kroeker, ND graduated with a
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of
Manitoba and went on to complete her degree as a Doctor of Naturopathic
Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. During her
clinical training, Dr. Kroeker was one of twelve students chosen to
start the Brampton Civic Naturopathic Clinic within the Brampton Civic
Hospital in Ontario. This clinic began as a pilot project designed to
provide integrative healthcare within a hospital and is the first clinic
of its kind in Canada.
September's herb of the month is THYME.
MONDAY, October, 20, 2014
Nancy Hall III is the co founder of Hollow Reed Holistic and creator of Three Winds Aromatherapy. Her passion and talent for the safe and effective use of essential oils is earning her a solid reputation, both locally and afar. She has studied under internationally respected Aromatherapist Michael Scholes, via the California School of Aromatic Studies, and has committed herself to integrating the teachings of both Kurt Schnaubelt and Dr. Light Miller, author of Ayurveda & Aromatherapy. She has been interviewed by CBC and has been invited by local universities, schools and government to speak to the increasing public interest in the natural health, home and beauty product industry. Nancy clearly integrates her art and her concern for nature with a sincere intention to help others find a renewed sense of peace, joy and well-being.
Nancy will be speaking to us about some of the lesser known benefits of essential oils, such as medicinal, ayurvedic, body-care blending, and home cleaning.
October's herb of the month is SAVORY.
MONDAY, November, 17, 2014
MONDAY, January 19, 2015
Gerald Dieleman is the Director of Horticulture for the
Assiniboine Park Conservancy. He is a landscape architect whose
public garden experience includes Longwood Gardens in
Pennsylvania, and the Royal Horticulture Society in the UK.
Gerald is a University of Guelph Graduate, and received his
Masters Degree in Public Horticulture as a Fellow in the
Longwood Graduate Program at the University of Delaware.
January's herb of the month is ROSEMARY.
MONDAY, February 23, 2015***
***NOTE: Fourth Monday.
The sap is flowing. Do you have a maple or birch tree on your
property? Learn how to make your own syrup from local Manitoba
maple and birch trees. Hands-on demonstration will include tree
identification and selection, tapping the tree, boiling off the
sap, bottling, storing the syrup and how-to instructions. Enjoy
making your own “sweet treat”. Manitoba Maple Syrup - A Taste of
Manitoba. Taps will be available for sale following the hands-on
He has combined his professional
and instructional expertise in delivering over 350 practical,
hands-on forestry and tree-related seminars, workshops, bus
tours and field days across Manitoba. His array of seminars
includes Proper Pruning of Landscape and Apple Trees, Proper
Tree Planting, Christmas Tree Growing, Insects and Diseases of
Trees, Sawmilling and Adding Value to Your Trees, Making
Manitoba Maple Syrup and Growing Mushrooms in Your Backyard.
He is also a Non-Timber Forest
Product Instructor and provides instructional presentations on
numerous wild crafting topics including herbal teas and wreath
February's herb of the month is SAGE.
MONDAY, March 16, 2015
Alison Ritchie is the owner of Sacred Pregnancy Winnipeg. She
will be speaking on herbal nutrition for the childbearing years,
including herbs to replenish yourself and keep you feeling great
through this demanding time of life.
March's herb of the month is TARRAGON.
MONDAY, April 20, 2015
Shea will talk about the importance of using fresh ingredients to create restaurant meals that are healthy, tasty and unique.
April's herb of the month is SALAD BURNET.
MONDAY, May 25, 2015***
***NOTE: Fourth Monday.
Chances are your yard and garden are already home to several
nutrient dense and highly medicinal, wild plants. Find out what
they are and how to make the most of them as Laura Reeves shares
some of her 20 years of experience and experimentation with
easy-to-grow wild edibles. Come and visit us at the Assiniboine
Park Conservatory and discover some new ‘wild’ ideas about
May's herb of the month is LOVAGE.
June 15, 2015
Doors open 6:00 pm - Doors close 9:00 pm
June's herb of the month is SWEET WOODRUFF.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
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
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