Gardens Manitoba held our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory with 30 members in attendance.
Business for the evening included the election of new board members, announcement of bursary recipients, updates on Gardens Manitoba events and a presentation on the Community Greenhouse initiative by Kenton Lobe and Jeanette Sivilay from the Canadian Mennonite University CSA Farm.
John Courtney receives his bursary from William Dowie, board member responsible for the Bursary Program
The event was also a celebration of the volunteers that give of their time to our organization. It was catered by Diversity Food Services from the University of Winnipeg.
A brief board meeting followed the general meeting to elect the board executive.
Board of Directors
Iris Ingram (President)
Mick Manfield (Vice President)
Richard Decka (Treasurer)
Jackie Zizic (member at large)
William Dowie (member at large)
Susan Leblanc (member at large)
Dr. Eva Pip (member at large)
Igor Kaftan (member at large)
Tony Zheng (member at large)
Judy Schwartz (ex officio secretary)
Richard Baschak, Executive Director
Gardening Project with Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers from Gardens Manitoba, the Manitoba Master Gardeners Association and the West Kildonan Horticultural Society have been volunteering with Habitat For Humanity and assisting new home owners with planting their gardens on Fernbank Avenue.
This started early in the spring this year with a meeting to discuss basic gardening techniques, landscaping and selection of plants. Throughout 2014 the home owners have planted their front gardens, some have grown salad and vegetables in square foot boxes and the front lawns have been laid.
On Sunday, September 21st volunteers assisted planting trees in three of the gardens. Next year we will continue to work with the other 10 home owners to get their gardens planted.