Home and Garden


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Instructor: Cathy Shaluk

Whether you are just getting started in gardening, or are new to gardening in Manitoba's diverse and extreme climate, this course is prepared to provide you with the basic planning processes needed to get growing this spring. Topics will include Manitoba's growing season, garden design and site selection, water conservation techniques, soil preparation, plant requirements and fertilizing, composting, plant selection; trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables, and starting your own plants from seed. You will plant and take home a collection of potted vegetable seeds to get you started!

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Lab fee of $5 is payable to the instructor.

HG1 - S18 - | $35.00 (includes GST)
Tec Voc High School - Staffroom
Apr. 7 | S | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM


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Instructor: Ken Fosty

This 2-for-1 class is an amazing deal, with the first half of the class devoted to tapping Manitoba maple syrup, and the second half focused on growing your own shiitake mushrooms! Ken Fosty is well-known for his insights on both of these topics.

Maple syrup component: The sap is flowing! Do you have a maple or birch tree on your property? Learn how to make your own sweet treat 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. Taps will be available for $2.50 each payable to the instructor.

Mushroom component: 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. You'll love growing your own specialty mushrooms backyard style. Mushroom Grow Kits will be available for $55 payable to the instructor.

HG2 - S18 - | $29.00 (includes GST)
Grant Park High School - Room 9
Apr. 17 | T | 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM


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Instructor: Louis Riel School Division Instructor

Learn how to raise butterflies from egg to adult. Gain the confidence to start your own vivarium and see firsthand the metamorphosis from caterpillar to chrysalis to adult butterfly. This is a wonderful activity to share with children - especially the ceremony of releasing the adults near your butterfly garden. You will receive a few live caterpillars of Painted Lady butterflies, food and shelter including perches for the chrysalis to hang onto while it changes its wardrobe. Learn how to rear butterflies of all types including the impressive Monarch Butterflies. Materials fee includes 3 caterpillars/student, 1 terrarium, food and apparatus).

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Course fee includes $29 for materials.

HG3 - S18 - | $132.00 (includes GST)
Arts and Technology Centre, Louis Riel School Division - Room 106
May. 1 - May. 15 | T | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM