Home and Garden


Be a trend setter. Shabby chic, Mexican renaissance, rustic-trad; get the look and develop your personal style. Learn the latest in home and garden!


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Instructor: Louis Riel School Division Instructor

Kokedama are small houseplants growing in a moss covered ball. This thousand year-old Japanese tradition is very trendy right now. They can sit on decorative trays, or hang from a hook, and are then called "string gardens". Although pricey in florist shops, you can make one yourself for just a fraction of that cost, and once you learn how, you can make more. Plant, materials and simple container ideas will be provided.


Lab fee of $12 is payable to instructor at class.

Sorry this course is currently full
Please call 204-789-0435 or email lifelonglearning@wsd1.org to have your name put on a waiting list

HG5 - S19 - | $35.00 (includes GST)
Arts and Technology Centre, Louis Riel School Division - Room 302
Apr. 28 | S | 1:30 PM - 4:30 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 and 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.

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Maple Syrup component: Taps will be available for $2.50 each payable to the instructor. Mushroom component: Mushroom Grow Kits will be available for $55 payable to the instructor.

HG2 - F18 | $30.00 (includes GST)
Grant Park High School - Room 3
Mar. 19 | T | 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM


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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! Lab fee of $5 is payable to the instructor.

HG3 - S19 - | $35.00 (includes GST)
Tec Voc High School - Room 224 (Staffroom)
Apr. 6 | S | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM


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Instructor: Cathy Shaluk

Leaves are a great tool to identify trees and shrubs, but what if it's winter and there are no leaves at all? The ability to identify trees and shrubs by their bark, twigs and buds is a very useful skill for anyone who enjoys being out in nature. Join us as we learn how to identify Manitoba's native trees and shrubs using visual clues such as shape, branching patterns, buds, bark, leaves, smell, habitat, cones, and fruits. Practice your new skills using identification keys and plant samples provided.

HG4 - S19 - | $35.00 (includes GST)
Grant Park High School - Room 32
Apr. 10 | W | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM