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Vitality Gardening

VITALITY GARDENING is the first television show of its kind. Host Coleen Rajotte Plants plants her first vegetable garden in her backyard, plants a garden in the North, puts a medicine garden in her front yard and interviews many gardening experts for valuable growing tips. Coleen also learns to plant in a mound system the way her Aboriginal ancestors did many centuries ago!

  • Treasure Hunt
    Wednesday, August 15
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Today is a very special day because we are going on a treasure hunt. John P. Morgan restores praires back to their natural state and we are searching with him for a special Indian Breadfoot root. This root carries excellent protein and was a good source of food at the time for the Cree people.
  • Container Gardening
    Thursday, August 16
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's a gorgeous June morning and we're going to be learning all about container gardening today. Sharlene Nielsen holds workshops for container gardening and will be sharing with us today the instructions. Coleen's garden is runied by the constant rain and her soil turns into rock hard dirt. Gary Martens from the University of Manitoba checks out Coleen's garden and gives advice on growing plants.
  • Surprise
    Friday, August 17
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Today on Vitality Gardening is a surprise as we are going to plant a garden in the Peter Family house. They have no idea that they are getting this surprise garden.
  • Monday, August 20
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Host Coleen Rajotte visits a winery in North Dakota who makes wine from rhubarb, chokecherries, dandelions and other locally-grown produce. Coleen travels to northern Manitoba to harvest rosehips and learn about some other traditional medicines. Chef Pasquale shares his recipe for Bruschetta using ingredients from Coleen's garden.
  • Raised Garden Bed
    Tuesday, August 21
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    My garden is lacking in growth because of too much rain and lack of sun. Today we are going to learn how to build a raised bed. Carpenter and gardener Jason Ross is here to show us how to build one.
  • Wednesday, August 22
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Host Coleen Rajotte gets some advice from a gardening expert on how to make her garden better. Coleen discovers an intruder has been eating her corn! Chef Pasquale shows us how to make tomato sauce.
  • Thursday, August 23
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In this special New Orleans-themed episode, host Coleen Rajotte learns to make Red Beans and Rice and Jambalaya with Chef Cameron. Also, a tour of community gardens in Winnipeg.
  • Friday, August 24
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's harvest time and host Coleen Rajotte talks about some the problems she has had with her garden this year and provides an update up on the Peters garden. Chef Pasquale shows Coleen how to make Eggplant Parmesan. In northern Manitoba, the root of a lake plant that has many medicinal values is harvested.
  • Monday, August 27
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Host Coleen Rajotte learns how to preserve fresh herbs for use over the winter. Chef Cameron shares a recipe for squash pie. Coleen shares her top tips from the past season.
  • Welcome to Vitality Gardening
    Tuesday, August 28
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Join award-winning journalist and host Coleen Rajotte as she learns to plant a garden the way her Cree and Metis ancestors did. Metis gardening expert Audrey Logan takes Coleen, a novice gardener, through the steps of planting a traditional 'mound-style' garden in Coleen's urban backyard. This means planting "The Three Sisters" - corn, beans and squash - together, so that each plant helps the others as they grow. It's the way Aboriginal people planted for generations. To find out why this method makes so much sense, tune in!
  • Planting Our Northern Garden
    Wednesday, August 29
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    If you ever thought the north was no place to garden, think again! Vitality Gardening plants a garden in the coldest outdoor gardening zone on the planet. We go to Waboden with expert Francis Hall, we visit Barry Little's greenhouses in Thompson, and we plant our own raised garden beds at the Thompson Zoo. Both Barry and Frances show us how they produce their own healthy vegetables in only 60 days the shortest growing season in the world in Northern Manitoba. A popular segment that demonstrates that a lot can be grown in shorter growing seasons.
  • The History of Aboriginal Agriculture
    Thursday, August 30
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Did you know that Indigenous people were the first farmers in Canada? Did you know that popcorn, chocolate, beans, squash, peppers, tomatoes and vanilla - to name a few - were domesticated by Indigenous People? That's right - they would not exist today if weren't for our ancestors. Coleen Rajotte traces clues that take us on a journey across North America and back in time. Our show opens at the celebration of the equinox at Chi-chinitza with the Mayan corn farmers of Mexico, where we trace the origins of corn and its indigenous roots. With archaeologist Leigh Syms, we dig up many surprises about our own Aboriginal ancestors right here in Canada. It's a great show that breaks myths. Aboriginal People were not only nomadic bison hunters but agrarians as well. We had sophisticated cultures, trade and information networks spanning the continent from Mexico to Canada, and agriculture, all before contact with European explorers. Our show features incredible scenery shot by Gemini-nominated videographer John Bronevitch.
  • Seed-Saving and the Indigenous Medicine Garden
    Friday, August 31
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Meet Metis gardener Caroline Chartrand, who saves heritage Metis seeds at her garden in St. Laurent Manitoba. Caroline shows Coleen how to transform her front yard into a garden of local indigenous medicinal plants. And we learn how to re-pot an overgrown houseplant.
  • Community Gardening In Inuvik and Nanoose First Nation
    Monday, September 3
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Well, if you thought gardening in Northern Manitoba was north, how about Inuvik? Join us as we travel to the remote northern community where a making a Greek Salad can cost you $50 when you buy the ingredients at the store. The community is doing something about it - by transforming a hockey arena into a huge community greenhouse. We also visit the Nanoose First Nation on Vancouver Island where the Day Care children's garden is having a healing effect on the entire community. We see how important it is to educate kids about growing our own healthy food.
  • Northern Garden Update, and How to Compost
    Tuesday, September 4
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    We're thrilled to see the progress of our Northern Garden in Waboden and to learn new tips on garden maintenance and natural pest control. (Don't be alarmed by our dramatic recreation of a common enemy of the gardener - the slug!) Coleen goes to University of Manitoba to learn all about the different kinds of soil you could encounter with professor Gary Martens. Metis gardener Caroline Chartrand shows us how to compost and make our own nutrient-rich soil.
  • Container Gardening
    Wednesday, September 5
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's a gorgeous June morning and we're going to be learning all about container gardening today. Sharlene Nielsen holds workshops for container gardening and will be sharing with us today the instructions. Coleen's garden is runied by the constant rain and her soil turns into rock hard dirt. Gary Martens from the University of Manitoba checks out Coleen's garden and gives advice on growing plants.
  • Gardening Therapy, Cactus Care and Natural Salve
    Thursday, September 6
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Imagine how gardening can become a metaphor for your own healing journey. We meet gardening therapist Christine Pollard in Duncan BC. Christine talks about the healing benefits of gardening. Back in Winnipeg, Coleen has a cactus that needs help! We head to St. Mary's nursery to learn about how to care for a cactus. Caroline Chartrand shows us how to make a natural salve for thirsty skin using calendula, comfrey, thyme, and lavender from her own garden.
  • We're Going Berry Picking
    Friday, September 7
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Time for a treat! For centuries, our Aboriginal communities have known the benefits of harvesting and eating wild berries. We go berry picking in Inuvik with Ria Kisoun and her young daughter. We meet up with a couple who are camping out in the bush for the summer, feasting on wild blueberries and harvesting medicinal plants. They provide valuable tips on how and when to pick berries. And Caroline Chartrand shows us how to freeze berries for the winter. Did you know that blueberries make you smart?
  • The Warehouse Garden, Cooking, and Mosquito Repellant
    Monday, September 10
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    We decide to spruce things up by planting a garden at the Vitality Television studio warehouse. We keep things low cost by making planters out of tires and even an old dresser. As the season is now fall, we learn how to prune shrubs and trees. Traditional gardening expert Audrey Logan comes by to show us how to make a natural mosquito repellent using a local indigenous plant.
  • The Northern Harvest
    Tuesday, September 11
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's time to go up north to harvest our vegetables. Coleen is pleasantly surprised to find Vitality's raised beds at the Thompson Zoo have produced beets, carrots and lettuce. But she learns a lesson when she discovers she has accidentally planted southern corn seeds in the raised beds and it has not produced any corn. However, Francis Hall, our Northern Gardening expert, is amazed at the Mandan corn we planted from seed. As our Mandan friends told us it would, it has produced corn in less than 60 days - even in the colder climate - outgrowing the corn Frances started in a greenhouse.
  • The Harvest Feast
    Wednesday, September 12
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Back in Winnipeg, it's time to harvest the front medicine garden and the back traditional vegetable garden. The whole Vitality team gathers with friends and Elder Art Shofley, and together we enjoy a magnificent feast - wild goose, squash, rabbit, potatoes, and "Three Sisters'"Soup: our corn beans and squash from our traditional garden. We give thanks for the food that sustains us and for the people around us. We also share tried and true harvesting tips. Caroline Chartrand shows our guests how to save seeds for the next season. A chef from Florida cooks up fresh fish and veggies from Coleen's own garden.
  • The End of the Season
    Thursday, September 13
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    After a busy summer, Coleen puts her garden to bed with the help of traditional gardening expert Audrey Logan. What do you do with all those dead plants? Coleen reflects on lessons learned on what has been a fascinating journey of discovery.
  • The Spring Fest
    Friday, September 14
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's spring time and raining on Vitality Gardening and we are holding a traditional Ground Blessing Ceremony for my backyard garden. We have fresh spring pickerel being prepped. Guest Tom Pit joins us and shares his ice sculptures. Tom competes in ice sculpture competitions around the world.
  • Fertilizer
    Monday, September 17
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Vitality Gardening is all about fertilizing. Join Coleen as she takes a soil test to see if her garden lacks any nutrients and learn how you can test your soil for acidic or alkaline.
  • Tomatoes Part 1
    Tuesday, September 18
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Today we have a special episode about growing tomatoes. Were going to learn how to grow a giant variaty of tomatoes. Coleen's friend Chef Pasquale Greco takes us through the steps of having a sucesssful crop. Pasquale grows very large tomatoes and Coleen and him begin planting new tomatoes together.
  • Tomatoes Part 2
    Wednesday, September 19
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Coleen and Pasquale get together to examine each other's tomatoes and growth. Pasquale's tomatoes have grown faster than Coleen and already have their color. Coleen's tomatoes are smaller, but squirrels have been attacking Coleen's garden eating her corn, tomatoes, and squash. Chef Pasquale shows Coleen how to make an amazing homemade tomatoe sauce.
  • Treasure Hunt
    Thursday, September 20
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Today is a very special day because we are going on a treasure hunt. John P. Morgan restores praires back to their natural state and we are searching with him for a special Indian Breadfoot root. This root carries excellent protein and was a good source of food at the time for the Cree people.
  • Container Gardening
    Friday, September 21
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's a gorgeous June morning and we're going to be learning all about container gardening today. Sharlene Nielsen holds workshops for container gardening and will be sharing with us today the instructions. Coleen's garden is runied by the constant rain and her soil turns into rock hard dirt. Gary Martens from the University of Manitoba checks out Coleen's garden and gives advice on growing plants.
  • Surprise
    Monday, September 24
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Today on Vitality Gardening is a surprise as we are going to plant a garden in the Peter Family house. They have no idea that they are getting this surprise garden.
  • Tuesday, September 25
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Host Coleen Rajotte visits a winery in North Dakota who makes wine from rhubarb, chokecherries, dandelions and other locally-grown produce. Coleen travels to northern Manitoba to harvest rosehips and learn about some other traditional medicines. Chef Pasquale shares his recipe for Bruschetta using ingredients from Coleen's garden.
  • Raised Garden Bed
    Wednesday, September 26
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    My garden is lacking in growth because of too much rain and lack of sun. Today we are going to learn how to build a raised bed. Carpenter and gardener Jason Ross is here to show us how to build one.
  • Thursday, September 27
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Host Coleen Rajotte gets some advice from a gardening expert on how to make her garden better. Coleen discovers an intruder has been eating her corn! Chef Pasquale shows us how to make tomato sauce.
  • Friday, September 28
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In this special New Orleans-themed episode, host Coleen Rajotte learns to make Red Beans and Rice and Jambalaya with Chef Cameron. Also, a tour of community gardens in Winnipeg.
  • Monday, October 1
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's harvest time and host Coleen Rajotte talks about some the problems she has had with her garden this year and provides an update up on the Peters garden. Chef Pasquale shows Coleen how to make Eggplant Parmesan. In northern Manitoba, the root of a lake plant that has many medicinal values is harvested.
  • Tuesday, October 2
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Host Coleen Rajotte learns how to preserve fresh herbs for use over the winter. Chef Cameron shares a recipe for squash pie. Coleen shares her top tips from the past season.
  • Welcome to Vitality Gardening
    Wednesday, October 3
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Join award-winning journalist and host Coleen Rajotte as she learns to plant a garden the way her Cree and Metis ancestors did. Metis gardening expert Audrey Logan takes Coleen, a novice gardener, through the steps of planting a traditional 'mound-style' garden in Coleen's urban backyard. This means planting "The Three Sisters" - corn, beans and squash - together, so that each plant helps the others as they grow. It's the way Aboriginal people planted for generations. To find out why this method makes so much sense, tune in!
  • Planting Our Northern Garden
    Thursday, October 4
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    If you ever thought the north was no place to garden, think again! Vitality Gardening plants a garden in the coldest outdoor gardening zone on the planet. We go to Waboden with expert Francis Hall, we visit Barry Little's greenhouses in Thompson, and we plant our own raised garden beds at the Thompson Zoo. Both Barry and Frances show us how they produce their own healthy vegetables in only 60 days the shortest growing season in the world in Northern Manitoba. A popular segment that demonstrates that a lot can be grown in shorter growing seasons.
  • The History of Aboriginal Agriculture
    Friday, October 5
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Did you know that Indigenous people were the first farmers in Canada? Did you know that popcorn, chocolate, beans, squash, peppers, tomatoes and vanilla - to name a few - were domesticated by Indigenous People? That's right - they would not exist today if weren't for our ancestors. Coleen Rajotte traces clues that take us on a journey across North America and back in time. Our show opens at the celebration of the equinox at Chi-chinitza with the Mayan corn farmers of Mexico, where we trace the origins of corn and its indigenous roots. With archaeologist Leigh Syms, we dig up many surprises about our own Aboriginal ancestors right here in Canada. It's a great show that breaks myths. Aboriginal People were not only nomadic bison hunters but agrarians as well. We had sophisticated cultures, trade and information networks spanning the continent from Mexico to Canada, and agriculture, all before contact with European explorers. Our show features incredible scenery shot by Gemini-nominated videographer John Bronevitch.

 

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  • Tomatoes Part 2
    Tuesday, August 14
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Coleen and Pasquale get together to examine each other's tomatoes and growth. Pasquale's tomatoes have grown faster than Coleen and already have their color. Coleen's tomatoes are smaller, but squirrels have been attacking Coleen's garden eating her corn, tomatoes, and squash. Chef Pasquale shows Coleen how to make an amazing homemade tomatoe sauce.
  • Tomatoes Part 1
    Monday, August 13
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Today we have a special episode about growing tomatoes. Were going to learn how to grow a giant variaty of tomatoes. Coleen's friend Chef Pasquale Greco takes us through the steps of having a sucesssful crop. Pasquale grows very large tomatoes and Coleen and him begin planting new tomatoes together.
  • Fertilizer
    Friday, August 10
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Vitality Gardening is all about fertilizing. Join Coleen as she takes a soil test to see if her garden lacks any nutrients and learn how you can test your soil for acidic or alkaline.
  • The Spring Fest
    Thursday, August 9
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's spring time and raining on Vitality Gardening and we are holding a traditional Ground Blessing Ceremony for my backyard garden. We have fresh spring pickerel being prepped. Guest Tom Pit joins us and shares his ice sculptures. Tom competes in ice sculpture competitions around the world.
  • The End of the Season
    Wednesday, August 8
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    After a busy summer, Coleen puts her garden to bed with the help of traditional gardening expert Audrey Logan. What do you do with all those dead plants? Coleen reflects on lessons learned on what has been a fascinating journey of discovery.
  • The Harvest Feast
    Tuesday, August 7
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Back in Winnipeg, it's time to harvest the front medicine garden and the back traditional vegetable garden. The whole Vitality team gathers with friends and Elder Art Shofley, and together we enjoy a magnificent feast - wild goose, squash, rabbit, potatoes, and "Three Sisters'"Soup: our corn beans and squash from our traditional garden. We give thanks for the food that sustains us and for the people around us. We also share tried and true harvesting tips. Caroline Chartrand shows our guests how to save seeds for the next season. A chef from Florida cooks up fresh fish and veggies from Coleen's own garden.
  • The Northern Harvest
    Monday, August 6
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's time to go up north to harvest our vegetables. Coleen is pleasantly surprised to find Vitality's raised beds at the Thompson Zoo have produced beets, carrots and lettuce. But she learns a lesson when she discovers she has accidentally planted southern corn seeds in the raised beds and it has not produced any corn. However, Francis Hall, our Northern Gardening expert, is amazed at the Mandan corn we planted from seed. As our Mandan friends told us it would, it has produced corn in less than 60 days - even in the colder climate - outgrowing the corn Frances started in a greenhouse.
  • The Warehouse Garden, Cooking, and Mosquito Repellant
    Friday, August 3
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    We decide to spruce things up by planting a garden at the Vitality Television studio warehouse. We keep things low cost by making planters out of tires and even an old dresser. As the season is now fall, we learn how to prune shrubs and trees. Traditional gardening expert Audrey Logan comes by to show us how to make a natural mosquito repellent using a local indigenous plant.
  • We're Going Berry Picking
    Thursday, August 2
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Time for a treat! For centuries, our Aboriginal communities have known the benefits of harvesting and eating wild berries. We go berry picking in Inuvik with Ria Kisoun and her young daughter. We meet up with a couple who are camping out in the bush for the summer, feasting on wild blueberries and harvesting medicinal plants. They provide valuable tips on how and when to pick berries. And Caroline Chartrand shows us how to freeze berries for the winter. Did you know that blueberries make you smart?
  • Gardening Therapy, Cactus Care and Natural Salve
    Wednesday, August 1
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Imagine how gardening can become a metaphor for your own healing journey. We meet gardening therapist Christine Pollard in Duncan BC. Christine talks about the healing benefits of gardening. Back in Winnipeg, Coleen has a cactus that needs help! We head to St. Mary's nursery to learn about how to care for a cactus. Caroline Chartrand shows us how to make a natural salve for thirsty skin using calendula, comfrey, thyme, and lavender from her own garden.
  • Welcome to Vitality Gardening
    Tuesday, July 31
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Join award-winning journalist and host Coleen Rajotte as she learns to plant a garden the way her Cree and Metis ancestors did. Metis gardening expert Audrey Logan takes Coleen, a novice gardener, through the steps of planting a traditional 'mound-style' garden in Coleen's urban backyard. This means planting "The Three Sisters" - corn, beans and squash - together, so that each plant helps the others as they grow. It's the way Aboriginal people planted for generations. To find out why this method makes so much sense, tune in!
  • Northern Garden Update, and How to Compost
    Monday, July 30
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    We're thrilled to see the progress of our Northern Garden in Waboden and to learn new tips on garden maintenance and natural pest control. (Don't be alarmed by our dramatic recreation of a common enemy of the gardener - the slug!) Coleen goes to University of Manitoba to learn all about the different kinds of soil you could encounter with professor Gary Martens. Metis gardener Caroline Chartrand shows us how to compost and make our own nutrient-rich soil.
  • Community Gardening In Inuvik and Nanoose First Nation
    Friday, July 27
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Well, if you thought gardening in Northern Manitoba was north, how about Inuvik? Join us as we travel to the remote northern community where a making a Greek Salad can cost you $50 when you buy the ingredients at the store. The community is doing something about it - by transforming a hockey arena into a huge community greenhouse. We also visit the Nanoose First Nation on Vancouver Island where the Day Care children's garden is having a healing effect on the entire community. We see how important it is to educate kids about growing our own healthy food.
  • Seed-Saving and the Indigenous Medicine Garden
    Thursday, July 26
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Meet Metis gardener Caroline Chartrand, who saves heritage Metis seeds at her garden in St. Laurent Manitoba. Caroline shows Coleen how to transform her front yard into a garden of local indigenous medicinal plants. And we learn how to re-pot an overgrown houseplant.
  • The History of Aboriginal Agriculture
    Wednesday, July 25
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Did you know that Indigenous people were the first farmers in Canada? Did you know that popcorn, chocolate, beans, squash, peppers, tomatoes and vanilla - to name a few - were domesticated by Indigenous People? That's right - they would not exist today if weren't for our ancestors. Coleen Rajotte traces clues that take us on a journey across North America and back in time. Our show opens at the celebration of the equinox at Chi-chinitza with the Mayan corn farmers of Mexico, where we trace the origins of corn and its indigenous roots. With archaeologist Leigh Syms, we dig up many surprises about our own Aboriginal ancestors right here in Canada. It's a great show that breaks myths. Aboriginal People were not only nomadic bison hunters but agrarians as well. We had sophisticated cultures, trade and information networks spanning the continent from Mexico to Canada, and agriculture, all before contact with European explorers. Our show features incredible scenery shot by Gemini-nominated videographer John Bronevitch.
  • Planting Our Northern Garden
    Tuesday, July 24
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    If you ever thought the north was no place to garden, think again! Vitality Gardening plants a garden in the coldest outdoor gardening zone on the planet. We go to Waboden with expert Francis Hall, we visit Barry Little's greenhouses in Thompson, and we plant our own raised garden beds at the Thompson Zoo. Both Barry and Frances show us how they produce their own healthy vegetables in only 60 days the shortest growing season in the world in Northern Manitoba. A popular segment that demonstrates that a lot can be grown in shorter growing seasons.
  • Welcome to Vitality Gardening
    Monday, July 23
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Join award-winning journalist and host Coleen Rajotte as she learns to plant a garden the way her Cree and Metis ancestors did. Metis gardening expert Audrey Logan takes Coleen, a novice gardener, through the steps of planting a traditional 'mound-style' garden in Coleen's urban backyard. This means planting "The Three Sisters" - corn, beans and squash - together, so that each plant helps the others as they grow. It's the way Aboriginal people planted for generations. To find out why this method makes so much sense, tune in!
  • Friday, July 20
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Host Coleen Rajotte learns how to preserve fresh herbs for use over the winter. Chef Cameron shares a recipe for squash pie. Coleen shares her top tips from the past season.
  • Thursday, July 19
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's harvest time and host Coleen Rajotte talks about some the problems she has had with her garden this year and provides an update up on the Peters garden. Chef Pasquale shows Coleen how to make Eggplant Parmesan. In northern Manitoba, the root of a lake plant that has many medicinal values is harvested.
  • Wednesday, July 18
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In this special New Orleans-themed episode, host Coleen Rajotte learns to make Red Beans and Rice and Jambalaya with Chef Cameron. Also, a tour of community gardens in Winnipeg.
  • Tuesday, July 17
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Host Coleen Rajotte gets some advice from a gardening expert on how to make her garden better. Coleen discovers an intruder has been eating her corn! Chef Pasquale shows us how to make tomato sauce.
  • Raised Garden Bed
    Monday, July 16
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    My garden is lacking in growth because of too much rain and lack of sun. Today we are going to learn how to build a raised bed. Carpenter and gardener Jason Ross is here to show us how to build one.
  • Friday, July 13
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Host Coleen Rajotte visits a winery in North Dakota who makes wine from rhubarb, chokecherries, dandelions and other locally-grown produce. Coleen travels to northern Manitoba to harvest rosehips and learn about some other traditional medicines. Chef Pasquale shares his recipe for Bruschetta using ingredients from Coleen's garden.
  • Surprise
    Thursday, July 12
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Today on Vitality Gardening is a surprise as we are going to plant a garden in the Peter Family house. They have no idea that they are getting this surprise garden.
  • Container Gardening
    Wednesday, July 11
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's a gorgeous June morning and we're going to be learning all about container gardening today. Sharlene Nielsen holds workshops for container gardening and will be sharing with us today the instructions. Coleen's garden is runied by the constant rain and her soil turns into rock hard dirt. Gary Martens from the University of Manitoba checks out Coleen's garden and gives advice on growing plants.
  • Treasure Hunt
    Tuesday, July 10
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Today is a very special day because we are going on a treasure hunt. John P. Morgan restores praires back to their natural state and we are searching with him for a special Indian Breadfoot root. This root carries excellent protein and was a good source of food at the time for the Cree people.
  • Tomatoes Part 2
    Monday, July 9
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Coleen and Pasquale get together to examine each other's tomatoes and growth. Pasquale's tomatoes have grown faster than Coleen and already have their color. Coleen's tomatoes are smaller, but squirrels have been attacking Coleen's garden eating her corn, tomatoes, and squash. Chef Pasquale shows Coleen how to make an amazing homemade tomatoe sauce.
  • Tomatoes Part 1
    Friday, July 6
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Today we have a special episode about growing tomatoes. Were going to learn how to grow a giant variaty of tomatoes. Coleen's friend Chef Pasquale Greco takes us through the steps of having a sucesssful crop. Pasquale grows very large tomatoes and Coleen and him begin planting new tomatoes together.
  • Fertilizer
    Thursday, July 5
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Vitality Gardening is all about fertilizing. Join Coleen as she takes a soil test to see if her garden lacks any nutrients and learn how you can test your soil for acidic or alkaline.
  • The Spring Fest
    Wednesday, July 4
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    It's spring time and raining on Vitality Gardening and we are holding a traditional Ground Blessing Ceremony for my backyard garden. We have fresh spring pickerel being prepped. Guest Tom Pit joins us and shares his ice sculptures. Tom competes in ice sculpture competitions around the world.
  • The End of the Season
    Tuesday, July 3
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    After a busy summer, Coleen puts her garden to bed with the help of traditional gardening expert Audrey Logan. What do you do with all those dead plants? Coleen reflects on lessons learned on what has been a fascinating journey of discovery.
  • The Harvest Feast
    Monday, July 2
    2:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Back in Winnipeg, it's time to harvest the front medicine garden and the back traditional vegetable garden. The whole Vitality team gathers with friends and Elder Art Shofley, and together we enjoy a magnificent feast - wild goose, squash, rabbit, potatoes, and "Three Sisters'"Soup: our corn beans and squash from our traditional garden. We give thanks for the food that sustains us and for the people around us. We also share tried and true harvesting tips. Caroline Chartrand shows our guests how to save seeds for the next season. A chef from Florida cooks up fresh fish and veggies from Coleen's own garden.