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Wpg Free Press: Helping hands with green thumbs

April 17, 2017 — 

The following link is to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press about Susanne Olver, who from 1962 till her retirement in 1992, ran the Botany Greenhouse, and her volunteering activities over the years.  She is remembered at the U of M by all who visited her for the earthly paradise she created there.

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports

Did you know there are more than 20,000 species of orchids?

That’s just one of the fascinating facts you learn when you speak with gardening enthusiast Susanne Olver, who recently retired from volunteering with the Prairie Garden Committee….

Olver joined the committee in 1976, when she was working as a horticulturist at the University of Manitoba….

Olver was trained as a horticulturists in Germany and pursued further horticultural studies at the University of Guelph after she immigrated to Canada in 1951. She began working at the University of Manitoba part-time when she moved to Winnipeg in 1962, transitioning to a full-time role seven years later.

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