Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Community Gardening in 2013

DMSMCA is now accepting applications for the Lipton, Orioles, Jacob Penner and Central Mosque Community Gardens.

We manage over 90 garden plots that are available to anyone who lives in the Daniel McIntyre-St. Matthews neghbourhood. Each plot is free and priority is given to community members who don't have a yard, and to those who have volunteered their time in the gardens in the past.

Lipton Community Garden
This garden is located in a former vacant city park on Lipton near Yarwood and it has eleven plots for community members.

Orioles Community Garden
Located in front of Orioles Community Centre at 444 Burnell Street, this garden has around 30 individual plots. Demand for plots has exceeded available space since its creation. Orioles also has a number of indigenous prairie plant beds, including a butterfly garden, planted by local children last year. It has a message board for communicating with gardeners, a bike rack and a grass sofa and chairs for relaxing with fellow gardeners.

Central Mosque Community Garden
This garden was created in partnership with Winnipeg Central Mosque and is located at 715 Ellice Avenue. There are a few plots open to community members.

Jacob Penner Community Garden
Developed last year in partnership with Spence Neighbourhood Association and the City of Winnipeg. Fifteen plots are available in this beautiful new space for residents of DM/SM and Spence neighbourhoods.

For questions or to get a 2013 garden application, please contact Kemlim at 204-775-7005 or director(at)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Soil Health for Better Gardens Workshop

Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m.
DMSMCA Offices, 823 Ellice Ave.

Come out for a FREE workshop on an holistic approach to gardening, growing and soil health.

The workshop will dig deep to examine:

  • customizing compost for your garden;
  • understanding how life below ground relates to life above ground;
  • soil succession;
  • carbon, nitrogen and pH balance;
  • biodiversity and bioremediation;
  • the soil food web;
  • and microorganisms (bacteria and fungi).

Refreshments will be served!

Please contact Bowen at composting(at) or 204-774-7005 to register or for more information.