Workshop: Seedy Skills for BC Bees (Thurs Oct 28, 7pm)

Updated: Oct 29

The Native Bee Society of BC is excited to host a series of workshops this winter related to planting for pollinators. From home gardening to native plant propagation to restoration, learn from experts in the field about different ways you can support pollinators in your community!


Workshop 1: Beginner Seedy Skills for BC Bees (Thurs. Oct. 28 @ 7pm over Zoom)

Basic Seed Saving and Growing Tips for Plants that Support Native Bees in Your Garden


Agapostemon sp. sweat bee on a cosmos flower. Photo: Lori Weidenhammer


In the first workshop in this series, Lori Weidenhammer, aka Madame Beespeaker, will share fun tips on how to get hooked on saving and growing seeds for plants that provide bees with pollen and nectar. These are empowering skills that can save you money and fill you with the joy of helping create gardens that increase biodiversity. In order to be a successful seed saver and grower, you need to know about the basics of pollination, and which plants are best for saving our BC native bees. Learn how to help bees (along with butterflies, birds, and other critters) by growing plants that are generous seed producers, so you can share them with your friends and family.

Date and time: Thursday, Oct 28, 7:00 pm

Zoom link

To call-in, dial by your location:

+1 587 328 1099 Canada

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Meeting ID: 884 8012 1956

Passcode: 336441

Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kX6a8vrg0


Bio

Lori Weidenhammer is a founding member of the NBSBC. Lori Weidenhammer, aka Madame Beespeaker, has been fascinated with seeds ever since she was a child in her mother’s prairie garden. She is the author of Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees published by Douglas and MacIntyre. As a food security volunteer and activist, Lori works with students of all ages on eating locally and gardening for pollinators. Lori is originally from Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatchewan the original lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota and the homeland of the Métis Nation, and is grateful to live and work in unceded territory of the Coast Salish nations. Lori's web site is Victory Gardens for Bees (https://beespeakersaijiki.blogspot.com/)

Follow Lori on Instagram @beespeaker

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