Planting For Pollinators

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Planting For Pollinators

Celebrate Pollinator Week by learning about our native pollinators, how they support us, and how we can support them in return!


When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, June 20 · 12 - 1pm PDT


Greater Victoria Public Library - Central Branch 735 Broughton Street Victoria, BC V8W 3H2 Canada

About this event

Planting For Pollinators is the third and final workshop in FED Urban Ag’s Spring Workshop Series! Join us in FED's Urban Learning Garden (in the courtyard of the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library) to brush up on your gardening know-how.

Celebrate Pollinator Week at the Urban Learning Garden! In this workshop, join Abby Hyde of Satinflower Nurseries to learn how to support pollinators on southern Vancouver Island plant for pollinators.

You’ll learn:

  • What kinds of pollinators we have on southern Vancouver Island
  • Why pollinators are critical to ecological health
  • How to create a pollinator-friendly garden, including how to choose plants that support a beautiful and functional landscape

Participants will get the opportunity to explore the native plant gardens at the Urban Learning Garden and develop their native plant identification skills and will leave with a packet of native plant seeds to start their own gardens.

About Satinflower Nurseries

Satinflower Nurseries (formerly Saanich Native Plants) offers a wide selection of plants and seeds native to southern Vancouver Island in the Coast Salish Territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples. They also offer plant and site preparation consultations and host a variety of community workshops and classes related to native plants and restoration. They specialize in the restoration and ecology of Garry oak ecosystems (Prairie-Oak ecosystems) and meadowscaping. They do not use herbicides, pesticides (including neonicotinoids), or chemical fertilizers.

Workshop facilitator Abby Hyde has a BSc from the University of Victoria in Geography and Environmental Studies. After growing up in Bali, Indonesia, Abby turned her passion for tropical and aquatic plants into a career working with British Columbia native plants. She in charge of all the orders at Satinflower and consults on meadowscaping.

About FED Urban Agriculture

FED Urban Ag is a registered charity that is working to address food security in southern Vancouver Island by promoting sustainable food systems and enhancing community engagement. FED does this by creating garden spaces, delivering educational programs, and advocating for urban agriculture within our community.

By partnering with growers, restaurants, community organizations, and beyond, FED is transforming our cityscape into a vibrant foodscape.

IMPORTANT: Please get in touch if you are no longer able to attend so we can make your space available to someone else.

FED's Spring Workshop Series is made possible thanks to:

About the organizer

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FED is an innovative nonprofit dedicated to creating North America's first Food Eco District in downtown Victoria. FED works with restaurants and other businesses in the district to connect with local food, promote urban gardening projects and foster community green spaces.