General gardening resources
The website of Winnipeg Public Libraries has lots of free resources and tools about gardening including downloadable PDFs, suggested readings, helpful links and video tutorials. Here are a few of our favorites, but make sure to visit the website for access to all of their resources and tools.
- This link brings you to a list of video tutorials and other resources about seed saving, drip irrigation, crop rotation, and much more.
- This link brings you to a list of resources about canning and preserving your harvest.
- This link brings you to Food Share’s How-to guides for gardening, composting, saving seeds, and more.
Scroll down for more resources about gardening outside of Winnipeg!
Gardening in Winnipeg
- This link brings you to a list of community organizations with community gardens (includes West Broadway, Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-op, and the Spence Neighbourhood Association).
- This downloadable PDF is a guide from the North End Food Security Network and it covers the basics of gardening in the city of Winnipeg. For more information on the North End Food Security Network and its activities, follow their Facebook page.
- Visit this link if you want to start a community garden with your organization in Winnipeg.
- This link brings you to a list of community garden spaces that are rented to residents by the city of Winnipeg.
- Unable to compost at home/work and looking for a place to take your compostable materials? There are numerous community compost sites in the city that are coordinated by a variety of organizations. See the list with contact information here.
Gardening in Northern Manitoba
- If you are looking to learn from others successes and trials, the website of the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture and Community Collaborative (NMFCCC) documents the stories of communities’ food producing journeys. Read more here.
- This downloadable PDF is a resource from the Government of Manitoba and contains helpful information about Basic Gardening in Northern MB.
Gardening in Brandon
Did you know that Brandon is one of the cities with the most community gardens in Canada?
- This link will bring you to the city of Brandon’s list of community gardens.
- The Samaritan House Ministries runs a Community Garden Network throughout the city. Visit their website or contact them for more information.
Winnipeg Public Library: Info Guides: DIY & Learning: Gardening. (2020). Retrieved July 22, 2020 from https://guides.wpl.winnipeg.ca/gardening
West Broadway Community Organization. Retrieved July 22,2020 from http://www.westbroadway.mb.ca/wbco-programs/greening-2/gardens
Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-op. Retrieved July 22, 2020 from https://www.sustainablesouthosborne.ca/
Spence Neighbourhood Association. Retrieved July 22, 2020 from https://www.spenceneighbourhood.org/
North End Food Security Network. Retrieved July 22, 2020 from https://www.facebook.com/nefsn/
The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture and Community Collaborative. Retrieved July 22, 2020 from http://www.nmfccc.ca/
Samaritan House Ministries. (2016). Retrieved July 22, 2020 from https://www.samaritanhouse.net/
City of Brandon Community Gardens. (2020). Retrieved July 22, 2020 from https://www.brandon.ca/community-gardens/city-of-brandon-gardens
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