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Why Do Flowers and Bees Love Each Other So Much?

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Compost Education Centre

1216 N Park St

Victoria, BC V8T 3K5

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Learn how to distinguish types of pollinators, understand the issues that are causing their decline, and grow plants to support them!

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We will learn about how our local bees, flies, moths and hummingbirds have an intimate and fruitful relationship with our flowers that has evolved over hundreds of years.

Come to this workshop and see how to nourish and support local pollinators by what you grow in the garden. We will discuss the best plants for native pollinators and the conditions found in this region. We will also look at factors that contribute to the health of pollinators in the garden: soil types and drainage, annuals vs. perennials vs. vegetables. We’ll discuss ideal conditions for both pollinators and optimal pollination of your veggies!

After we learn about this special relationship in the classroom, we will go for a short walk to spend time in a pollinator garden.

Instructor Bio: Emony Nicholls is a biologist, botanist, and urban gardening enthusiast. Emony loves teaching about vegetables and native plant gardening and have been giving talks about other topics for years. She was a native plant nursery owner for 7 years and an environmental consultant but is most passionate about bringing people and plants together, especially for growing food in the city.

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If you are attending a workshop in person, COVID protocols will be emailed to you 24 hours in advance.

If you are attending a workshop online, zoom meeting details will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the workshop starts. If you do not see the email, check your junk folder.

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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.

There are a limited amount of Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for folks who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). The Compost Education Centre is in the process of examining the ways in which our program accessibility can be improved for all members of our community. This ticket gesture is by no means a fulsome examination of the systems of oppression that exist for people inside and outside of our community. We welcome your ideas and feedback.

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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Compost Education Centre

1216 N Park St

Victoria, BC V8T 3K5

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The Compost Education Centre, situated on unceded Coast Salish territories, is a non-profit organization with charitable status. The CEC’s mission is to encourage composting, local food production, and conservation, through education to residents living within the CRD. Created as a community resource, the CEC’s intent is to lower barriers to building skills that support soil stewardship and ecological sustainability. Two of the ways the CEC meets this goal are through free and affordable workshop series for adults, and a diverse, interactive, science-based educational program for students and their teachers. The CEC is mandated to teach people of all ages how to create a biologically active, organic garden amendment, as well as why composting and soil conservation are crucial practices for mitigating climate change.

 

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