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The World of Pollinators: What’s the Buzz?
June 23, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
SUSTAINABLE LIVING Series
Garden Days in Pollinator Week!
Why should we care about buzzing insects? There are over 800 species of native bees that pollinate our food, flowers, and trees. Kim will draw you into the world of pollination, emphasizing how you can share your space with pollinators, especially native bees. Join us for a 15-minute walk-about to look for local bees, following a 45-minute presentation at the Reep House.
Kim Fellows has worked part-time as the outreach coordinator for Pollination Canada, a project under the umbrella of Seeds of Diversity Canada, since 2011. Kim’s related background includes a BScH and MSc in Biology from Queen’s University, and past work at Harrow Research Station, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Currently, Kim oversees a “Pollinator Fedge” project at a community garden and is active in her Bee City of Kitchener, Ontario.
Presentation: 1:30 – 2:15pm
Bee walk: 2:15 – 2:30pm
Open House: 2:30 – 3:30pm
We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail and we have a bike rack.
It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.
Since the house only has a few parking spots, we have arranged for parking spaces in the Schneider Haus lot around the corner on Queen St. S.