Dig Into Spring

UWinnipeg Spring Garden Party: Get your free Seed Starting Kit!

Let's dig into Spring! As part of the Spring Garden Party, The Campus Sustainability Office is giving away seed starting kits!

The first 125 UW Staff members who complete THIS SURVEY will receive a voucher for A FREE seed starting kit ($20 value). You'll receive a voucher for your seed starting kit. Each seed starting kit contains: 3L peat-free potting mix, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers seeds and Cow Pots.  Once you've ordered your kit, you can sign up for our seed starting workshop (details below).


Spring Garden Party Workshop Series!


The Campus Sustainability Office is excited to be holding two workshops in April for UW staff who are interested in gardening, plants, and getting their hands dirty! These workshops will be led by local farmer and gardening expert Ellen Kolisnyk.


These events are part of the University's Spring Garden Party!


About our Presenter!

Ellen Kolisnyk is a longtime farmer, teacher, and homesteader, as well as the past owner of Winnipeg pottery and plant shop Somethingreen. Since retiring, Ellen has worked on many gardening and sustainability projects in the city, including a night school terrarium course and a project with local middle school students building and growing in planter boxes. These days, she can also be found tending plants in the Pollock's hardware window! She is excited to share her knowledge about growing with the UWinnipeg community.


WORKSHOP 1: Seed Starting and Gardening

Wednesday, April 6th from 12:00-1:00pm

At the first workshop, we'll here stories from our presenter's life as a farmer, gardener, plant nurturer, and DIY enthusiast.  Then, we'll learn how to start seeds before the outdoor planting season.  There will be lots of time for questions and discussion

Register here.

As part of this event and in conjunction with the University's Spring Garden Party, we're giving away 125 seed starting kits. If you fill out this survey, you'll receive a voucher for your seed starting kit. Then, you can start your kit during the workshop! Each seed starting kit contains: 3L peat-free potting mix, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers seeds and Cow Pots.


WORKSHOP 2: Happy House Plants 

Wednesday, April 13th from 12:00-1:00pm

At our second workshop, we'll be learning all about house plants including, the basics of light, water and other factors associated with plant health, and the ins and outs of propagation and transplanting.  It will also be a good chance to check back in on our seed starts.

Register here.