"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”

Henry D. Thoreau




Composting Workshop: SAGC

Composting Workshop

Steinbach and Area Garden Club

Monday, May 11, 6–7:00 pm at the MHV. Ever wondered how to start composting? Here's your opportunity to learn the basics of backyard composting. Local master composters will demonstrate how to successfully produce beautiful compost for your flower beds.

You will learn

• the various compost bin styles
• what to compost and what not to compost
• how to create a healthy composting system
• how to use finished compost effectively

Home composting creates a healthier garden and a healthier planet!

Please see the SAGC website.

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Spreadin' Compost!

Saturday was a beautiful day to spread the word about the value of composting in Steinbach! Dedicated SETI volunteers met at in the morning to distribute flyers and discuss the best ways to manage organic "waste" with citizens at their homes.

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Sharing Seeds

We had a fun time exchanging seeds on Tuesday. Along with seeds we swapped gardening stories, tips and information about when to start seeds indoors and out. Thanks for a great evening!

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Seed Exchange!

Do you have too many heirloom tomato seeds? Would you like to swap those for some spicy pepper seeds? Or perhaps some interesting squash varieties?

After the short-lived hint of spring a couple of weeks ago, keen gardeners are itching to get things started indoors in spite of the cold outside. So the sooner the better for the seed swap. 

Come to the Seed Exchange and trade with a friend. Bring your favorite seeds, flowers or vegetables, to swap and some paper envelopes with which to store the new seeds.

When: Tuesday April 7th, 6:30-9pm
Where: Jake Epp Library

See you on the 7th!


We Need Your Help!

South Eastman Transition Initiative wishes to increase awareness about the importance of compost to the future of your community.

Volunteers are needed for a Meet & Greet education campaign in the neighbourhood of Deerfield on Saturday April 25.

You are invited to an Orientation Pizza Party at 484 Hanover St on Wednesday April 22 at 6:00pm. Please contact us before April 20th to sign up for your chance to meet new people while making a difference in your community.

Where: 484 Hanover St (Eric Rempel)
When: April 22, 6 pm (Orientation Pizza Party)
           April 25, (Meet and Greet in Deerfield)

Contact: email wadewiebe@gmail.com or call 204-424-9784.

Photo credit: Jenny Downing