Thursday, February 07, 2019

Join us at Seedy Saturday - Saturday February 9th

 February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Canadian Mennonite University, North Campus 
500 Shaftesbury Blvd
seedy saturday 2019 Winnipeg
 
Every year, gardeners, farmers, and everyday citizens gather to share knowledge and seeds. Workshops will be given on topics of seed saving, gardening, and policy issues relating to small-scale agriculture, then a food film will be shown. There will be seed vendors and organizations in attendance and a table will be set up for those who would like to exchange seeds that they’ve saved themselves. Entrance is by donation.
 
Winnipeg Seedy Saturday is one of hundreds of events that take place across Canada every spring and supported by Seeds of Diversity Canada. Visit www.seeds.ca to find out more about this organization and see the list of events.

Jensen Nursery will have 2 tables at Seedy Saturday. We will have a selection of mangaves, succulents and designer containers. And of course we will have our entire selection of seeds by Renee's Garden Seeds. These non GMO organic seeds are one of a kind! Expect pollinator seeds, hummingbird garden seeds and butterfly garden seeds just to name a few. The colored radishes and carrots were a favorite last year as well!

Drop by the booth and say hello! We look forward to seeing everyone after a long cold winter. 

Admission is only $5!

 
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Gardening Seminar Information Sheets & Presentations

Wow our Spring Seminar day was a lot of fun! We had a full house for the entire day!  If you missed our Gardening Seminar Day on April 9th, 2016 we are supplying links to some of our presentations and information sheets! We would like to thank everyone who joined us for this day! We had some great seminars thanks to Bill Dowie of Ecoplicity Enviromental, Grant Dunn of Eddie's Wholesale, Susan Jensen Stubbe and Tammy Jensen both from Jensen Nursery! If you missed a chance to plant a mini greenhouse full of seeds or a herb pot just email tammy@jensennursery.com and Tammy will set up a time you can come in and plant! We do have classes booked this Wednesday April 13th at 1:00 and 5:00 but we can always arrange other times! We will also be posting times on our Website - just check out this link for the latest class times - GARDENING CLASSES. The mini greenhouse can be done during class times as well! The price is $15 for a mini greenhouse and includes a selection of seeds to plant. You will plant 36 in total! Email tammy@jensennursery.com for more information!

GARDENING SEMINAR - INFORMATION SHEETS

HYDRANGEAS

BLUE MOON WISTERIA

AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRUMS

WEIGELIAS

WEED CONTROL

FERTILIZER INFORMATION

 

GARDENING SEMINAR - POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

SQUARE FOOT GARDENING - SUSAN JENSEN STUBBE

FIRST BLOOMS OF SPRING - SUSAN JENSEN STUBBE & TAMMY JENSEN

UNUSUAL EDIBLE GARDENING - BILL DOWIE

seeding, mini greenhouse, vegie seeds, planting vegetables, bean seeds, dill seeds, kale seeds, seed planting, gardening
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Seedy Saturday at CMU Saturday February 14th

 Share seeds with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day - Winnipeg Seedy Saturday is a chance to share food and a love of gardening with your Valentine this February 14. 
 
Winnipeg, Manitoba – February 9th 2015 – It may be cold now, but spring is just around the corner and for gardeners that means the beginning of a new season of planning, planting, tending, harvesting and preserving. And while there is much to think about, it all begins with a seed. 
 
The 15th annual Winnipeg Seedy Saturday will be held on February 14th from 10am-3pm at Canadian Mennonite University (600 Shaftesbury Blvd). Entrance fee will be by donation. The collaborative event put on by Seeds of Diversity Canada, Winnipeg Community Garden Network, The Friends of Gardens Manitoba, USC Canada, and CMU Farm is one of hundreds of similar events taking place across Canada every spring. 
 
Regardless if you are a farmer, avid gardener, less-than-mediocre plant tender, or just an interested, everyday citizen, this gathering is for you! Heritage, local, and open-pollinated seed varieties will available for sale or trade, while a film and workshops on seed saving and sharing knowledge will round out the day. Seeds are the promise of new life, of spring, the bounty to come, and change. World-renowned physicist and activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, explains the power of seed by saying, “We need to decentralize our food system, and if we need to decentralize our food system, decentralize seed provisioning. Seed sovereignty must become very central to food sovereignty”.
 
When Laura-Lynne and Jordan were married they chose to incorporate seeds into their wedding ceremony. During the ceremony, they planted the three sisters - corn, beans, and squash as a symbol of their love. When you plant the three sisters together they support each other interdependently. The beans fix nitrogen in the soil for the corn, and the corn acts as a trellis for the beans to climb up. The squash acts as a ground cover to prevent weeds and retain moisture, supporting all three plants. This symbolism is carried into their relationship as they hope to grow together as unique individuals and on a shared journey, a journey that includes their community. They write that, “We chose to plant the three sisters because with our marriage we 'planted a seed' and started a new chapter in our lives, and wanted to symbolize it in a new way that honoured our new connection to each other.”
 
Schedule is as follows:
10:30 – Basic Seed Saving with Prairie Garden Seeds
11:30 – Building a Seedy Library in Manitoba
12:30 – Seeds and Farmer’s Rights to Protect Seeds
1:30   - Film: Open Sesame
 
For more information visit:
www.winnipegseedysaturday.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/WinnipegSeedySaturday 
 
Or contact:
winnipegseedysaturday@gmail.com 
Kenton Lobe and Julia Laforge
 
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