THE PRAIRIE GARDEN: GROWING FOOD IN MANITOBA

Next Presentation in the Lieutenant Governor’s Conversations & Celebrations Series of

Free Public Events Celebrating Manitoba’s Ceremonial Home

 

Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon invites Manitobans to join her in engaging in Conversations and Celebrations – a monthly gathering of fascinating and entertaining people from across this great province. Lt.-Gov. Filmon developed this initiative to honour the 135th birthday of Government House throughout 2018.  Based on the overwhelming success of these monthly free public events, the program will continue throughout 2019. The next event will be Tuesday, June 4 at Government House.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

As the weather warms up and Manitobans thoughts turn to gardening, local certified Master Gardener Linda Dietrick, editor of The Prairie Garden, along with guest editor Tiffany Grenkow from the Sustainable South Osborne Community Cooperative, will share their expertise and ideas on today’s biggest trend in gardening:  growing our own food. Whether heirloom tomatoes and vegetables, or perennial edibles, miniatures, container planting and prairie-hardy fruits, guests will leave empowered with the knowledge they need to put home-grown food on their tables. Entertainment by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra will round out the evening. Presentation will be in English only.

In her role as lieutenant-governor, as well as in her private life, Lt.-Gov. Filmon embraces the role of community connector.  Her vision for Conversations and Celebrations is to continue to find meaningful ways to bring Manitobans together to learn, and celebrate unique talents, abilities and perspectives by embracing the rich diversity of this province and its people.

“It has been an absolute joy to welcome so many Manitobans into their ceremonial home, many for the first time.” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon.  “People are leaving Government House at the end of the evening with their hearts and minds full, eyes wide open to the great things happening in our province and inspired to make a difference.”

Events will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. most often on the second Tuesday of each month.  Those wishing to attend must register in advance with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor by calling 204-945-2753.  Registration is now open and is limited to 90 guests.  There is no cost to attend.

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Media inquiries only:  Kate Gameiro – 204-945-2752