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Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre

1216 N Park St

Victoria, BC V8T 1C9

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Native bee care!

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In this workshop, participants will learn how to distinguish different pollinator groups, how to care for managed native pollinators such as orchard mason bees, how to identify important pollinators such as bees, and learn how to observe and assess bee and pollinators in their garden and communities. In the other portion of the workshop, you will learn of the critical issues surrounding pollinator decline and what we can do to help. Participants will learn about the importance of pollinators, especially native bees, the main problems and threats to pollinators, common misconceptions, and will be given practical advice on how to help pollinators.

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Lora Morandin has been conducting research on bees, other insects, and ecosystem services for over 20 years at various universities in Canada and the US. She has around 30 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored a number of books and reports on insect conservation. She frequently collaborates with other researchers to analyse large datasets and conduct meta-analyses. As Program Director and Senior Pollinator Specialist for Pollinator Partnership Canada, she has created many outreach brochures, manuals, and technical guides on pollinator conservation. She is a task force chair on the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), founder and chair of the Island Pollinator Initiative, advisor and program collaborator for the Insight Citizen Science Bee Monitoring App, and creator of the P2 Pollinator Steward Certification Program. Victoria has been Lora’s home-base for 15 years and she frequently can be found hiking, gardening, kid-wrangling, and dog training.

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Only current members in good standing are eligible to use the free ticket option as a part of their member benefits package.

Please pre-register for this event.

Customers can request a refund within 30 days of ticket purchase. After 30 days refunds and workshop exchanges are not permitted due to administrative staffing capacity.

You can also register for the event by calling our office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting office@compost.bc.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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