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GROWING MUSHROOMS & MAKING MAPLE SYRUP

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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 $65 payable to the instructor.

HG2 - F19 - | $30.00 (includes GST)
Grant Park High School - Room 3
Mar. 16 | M | 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
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HOW TO CREATE A GARDEN FOR POLLINATORS NEW !

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Instructor: Cathy Shaluk

Attracting butterflies, bees and many other pollinator insects to your yard greatly enhances the success of your garden at the same time providing a needed refuge for their survival. Discussion will include a look at the variety of pollinator insects found in our area and how to create a low maintenance garden that will provide all the elements needed to support them. We will look at the variety of plants including native prairie flowers, grasses and shrubs that you can incorporate into an existing or new garden that are both beautiful and beneficial. Great for large or small spaces. Take home a simple bee house to hang in your garden.

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Lab fee $5 payable to instructor on night of class.

HG2 - S20 - | $35.00 (includes GST)
Grant Park High School - Room 3
Apr. 6 | M | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY MANITOBA’S NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS

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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.

HG3 - S20 - | $35.00 (includes GST)
Grant Park High School - Room 3
Apr. 7 | T | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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KOKEDAMA PLANT WORKSHOP

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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.

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Lab fee $12, payable to instructor at class.

HG4 - S20 - | $35.00 (includes GST)
Arts and Technology Centre, Louis Riel School Division - Room 103
Apr. 26 | S | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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