Thursday, March 31, 2011

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Pre-Order

For the second year in a row DMSMCA will be holding a rain barrel and compost bin sale on May 28th. The compost bins available are the black earth machine style bins that are available from the City of Winnipeg. The rain barrels are of good quality (there is one at the Orioles garden for those who would like to see it).

You must PRE-ORDER your bin or barrel!

Contact Robyn at greening(at) or 774-7005 ext.104

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Community Garden Plot - Sign Up

Orioles Garden Site & Lipton Garden Site
DMSMCA is now accepting applications for plots in the community gardens. If you live in Daniel McIntyre-St. Matthews and are interested in having a plot in one of our community gardens this season, please contact Jen S. or Robyn at greening(at) or composting(at) or call 774-7005 to get an application form.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rain Barrel Fundraiser is pleased to partner with the Winnipeg Community Garden Network,
a not-for-profit group of volunteers dedicated to encouraging a healthy
community gardening movement in Winnipeg by supporting and linking gardeners.
The members of this organization encourage all homeowners to use rain barrels
to collect rainwater to use in the garden – this is a good gardening practice
with both environmental and financial benefits.
Each rain barrel comes fully equipped with a leaf and mosquito filter basket,
an overflow adaptor that permits multiple barrels to be connected in series,
1.2m of overflow hose and a spigot that attaches directly to a garden hose
(additional hosing can also be purchased if required). There are three colours
available – black, grey and terra cotta. All have a capacity of approximately
220 litres and are approximately 1m tall and .6m in diameter. The price is $55
per barrel. Orders are now being taken for a May 8, 2011, pickup date.
Distribution will be from 10am to 2pm at the Mother’s Day Plant Sale in the
parking lot of the Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Boulevard.
Order your barrel online by selecting one of these buttons below:
Buy Now (use your debit or credit card to pay online now) at OR Cash-on-Pickup (reserve a barrel and pay in cash at the sale event).
You can place your order by telephone. Call 204-783-8513. You can also call if
you need assistance placing an online order.
A limited number of extra rain barrels MAY be available for walk up customers
at the sale event. These will be sold on a first come, first served basis for
$65 each. To guarantee you will get a rain barrel, please order online or by
Bring your receipt to the Mother’s Day Plant sale at the Canadian Mennonite
University on May 8, 2011 to pick up your barrels.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gardening Saturday

The Friends of The Assiniboine Park Conservatory present:

Gardening Saturday
March 26, 2011
9am - 4pm

Canadian Mennonite University - North Campus
500 Shaftesbury Bldv.

Admission: $5

For more information go to: