Come visit the Native Species Garden at 61 2nd Street NE
Erickson, Manitoba. Above Image: Butterfly Garden
WELCOME TO THE RIDING MOUNTAIN BIOSPHERE RESERVE
There are many things to do and see in the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve (RMBR).Located in Southwestern Manitoba, the RMBR is home to twenty-nine thousand residents and encompasses twelve municipalities. Riding Mountain National Park is the core protected area.In addition to the vibrant local communities, the RMBR is known for its many species of plants and wildlife, its picturesque landscapes, and a myriad of diverse events from agricultural fairs to zoological presentations.
Erickson Community Gardens Project
In early July 2015 a seed was planted in Erickson, Manitoba, and it would herald the planting of many more. This seed grew to become ten Garden boxes located beside the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve office on Second Street in the town of Erickson. It became known as the Erickson Community Garden.
With a little bit of soil, the workers who built the Garden boxes filled it with its components. With water, tools bought and utilized by the caretakers, and a community to tend to each box, a colorful range of vegetable seeds grew. The garden grew with sunshine, and the tender love and care from each person in the community who has doted over, cared for, and supported the plants.The seedling idea of ‘The Erickson Community Garden’ is that once the garden begins to flourish, it will eventually be harvested, traded among those who are tending to it, and shared with their friends and family.
Ten percent of proceeds will be given to a local food bank.This project shows the importance of keeping a community alive and supporting one another. If a Community Garden can thrive in Erickson, who knows what could happen if the concept branches out to other communities.
MARCH 4-5 Family Fun Weekend Riding Mountain National Park
So many great things to do! S’mores making, bannock roasting and snow carving. And a tobogganing party. Bring your toboggan and join in the fun!
MARCH 18 Dauphin Lake Ice Fishing Derby Dauphin
Drop your hook into Dauphin Lake and get a chance to try out ice fishing!
APRIL 1-9 Dauphin Arts Fest Dauphin
Interested in the Arts – a great week full of a multitude of events – Artisan Markets, tile painting for Canada’s 150th, indigenous beading workshop, piano, indigenous hand drum making improve and more!
APRIL 6-8 Neepawa & District Fine Arts Festival Neepawa
Awards, trophies, programs, workshops and more!
APRIL 7-8 Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival McCreary
McCreary’s Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival celebrates by experience the local producers, the culture, the heritage and the land that dominates this region.
APRIL 28-29 Ukrainian Dance Competition Dauphin
Come and watch the marvellous Ukrainian Dancers as they compete throughout the weekend!
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