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UBC professor encourages you to help local bees

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May 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM

KELOWNA - UBC’s Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project and the UBC/Okanagan Regional Library’s “Pollinizing Sessions” host two events that give “how-to” advice and experience about creating pollinator-friendly habitats.

Lori Weidenhammer, a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist and gardener, will give a talk: Women Who Run with the Bees: Artists Inspired by Bees and Artist-Led Conservation Projects.

Weidenhammer has just published a book Victory Gardens for Bees with DIY projects to help readers provide homes and food for pollinators. As an artist and educator, Weidenhammer works with students of all ages on identifying native plants, eating locally, gardening for pollinators and guerrilla gardening.

Admission is free but people are encouraged to pre-register at: Pollinator.

The second event takes place the following weekend when a group of volunteers will help the Pollinator Pasture team create four test patches on the Pollinator Pasture site at Brent’s Grist Mill in Kelowna. Volunteers interested in making these test sites and learning different ways to prepare highly disturbed soil for planting, can contact to sign up for a morning’s work.

The Public Art Pollinator Pasture is a joint research project between UBC Okanagan and Emily Carr University who have teamed up for a three-year partnership project with the City of Kelowna and the City Richmond to create community and public art projects around bees. Find out more information by contacting UBC Assoc. Prof. Nancy Holmes at 250-764-9666.

Who: The Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project at UBC
What: Pollinizing Sessions and “how-to” advice to create bee-friendly habitats
When: Thursday, May 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St. Kelowna
When: Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29
Where: Brent’s Grist Mill, 2136 Leckie Place, Kelowna

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