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Prairie Garden Committee -- Book Launch

Sunday Mar 12 2017 2:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Launch of The 2017 Prairie Garden: Herbs and Spices.

It is an exciting time to be a prairie gardener. A remarkable potpourri of herb and spice plants are available these days, and gardeners are breaking the bounds of our northern climate growing amazing, diverse selections.

The 2017 Prairie Garden is dedicated to this goal: connecting gardeners with local information on how to successfully grow everything from culinary classics right on through to exotic spices such as ginger, allspice and even potted cinnamon trees. Local gardeners will love the prairie-centric voice of our contributing authors who intimately understand that info about herbs is all-too-often covered in warmer climate terms...and that is just frustrating.

The plants highlighted in the 2017 Prairie Garden reflect a wide range of fragrance, flavours and uses, and our contributors offer an inspiring look at the many ways that herbs and spices weave into our lives. This year’s book also features a comprehensive herb and spice compendium with full colour pictures and prairie-specific growing details.

See:

The 2017 Prairie Garden

- Trade paperback

by PRAIRIE GARDEN - $17.95 - Add to Cart

It has been fifteen years since the last herb-themed edition of the Prairie Garden appeared and a whole new generation of gardeners is discovering the diverse joys of growing herbs. These days herb gardens are less often single spaces, but instead intermingle among flowers, vegetables, pots, raised beds and any other gardening concept imaginable. Edible plants are an easy entry point for budding gardeners: everyone can appreciate herbs and they are so well suited to gardens big or small. As one gains experience and grows into a green thumb, herbs continue to offer endless possibilities and rich engagement. The Prairie Garden 2017: Herbs & Spices, with guest editor Dave Hanson, explores the extent to which the opportunities for growing your own herbs, from organics to year-round cultivation, has changed. It also recommends herbs and spices that once seemed unlikely candidates for the local prairie scene.