Bee Appreciation Learning Party
Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
Vancouver, British Columbia
You are warmly invited to another Sustainable Living Arts School Learning Party....
....with master beekeeper Brian Campbell
Saturday, June 27 at 10am-noon, followed up by picnic in Clinton Park. Bring the kids!
in the Hastings-Sunrise Neighbourhood
Bee's are the life's blood of the environment. They connect plant life to animal life making abundance and creating a healthy ecology. For bees the city is the place to be. We provide a wonderful habitat of flowering plants and soil profiles that supports Canada's greatest diversity of pollinators.
But all is not well. Bees and other pollinators are in decline around the world so our privilege of bee diversity is also our responsibility to protect and conserve. Because of development our bee populations are divided up and separated from each other. By connecting these population pockets we help to make bees more resilient and better able to help the stresses we throw at them.
In this learning party we'll explore a backyard habitat and then make a bee's journey through the neighbourhood helping to make bee corridors. Come learn about how to plant for bees, make bee condos and help make one neighbourhood more bee-friendly.
Our guide for the day: Brian Campbell
Brian Campbell is a certified beemaster and beekeeper, heavily involved in food security issues in Richmond and beyond. A member of the BC Association of Master Gardeners, Brian spent three years as seed manager for West Coast Seeds. Brian guest lectures for Gaia College's Growing Food in the City certificate program, operates pocket markets in Richmond and teaches young people about honey bees as well as native types. He offers classes in grafting fruit trees, food preserving and other farm skills.
Location: Hastings-Sunrise- details will be emailed to registered participants 2 days before the learning party.
By Donation: Suggested donation is $25. Sustainable Living Arts School learning parties are 100% participant supported. Thank-you for your generous donations!
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