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Gardening for Polinators

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Compost Education Centre

1216 N Park St

Victoria, BC V8T 1C9

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This workshop will discuss the importance of pollinators (particularly bees) some of the issues they are facing, and the misconceptions surrounding them. We will then learn about what people can do to help bees, focusing on habitat creation and plant selection. Participants will gain hands-on, citizen-scientist experience in categorizing and monitoring pollinators, with the help of a brand new monitoring app!

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Lora Morandin has been researching bees and other beneficial insects in a wide range of landscapes for over 20 years. Her research has taken her from Western University, to Simon Fraser University, to the University of California, Berkeley as a post-doctoral fellow and visiting researcher. She has over 25 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters, and was a co-author on the Xerces Society book Farming with Native Beneficial Insects. She is now the Western Canada Program Manager for Pollinator Partnership (www.pollinator.org), running outreach and education programs, advising on policy for pollinator protection, conducting research, and engaging in collaborative conservation action. Lora is particularly interested in finding ways to combine human land use with conservation.

http://islandpollinatorinitiative.ca/


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The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa'wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

Compost Education Centre memberships get you free workshops, discounts at garden centres around town and more great perks! Sign up or learn more on our website.

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