The Pollinizing Sessions: A Series of Free Talks and Workshops to Learn about Pollinators in our Community

Tuesday, November  24th 2015,    7 – 8:30  PM

Downtown Kelowna Branch, Okanagan Regional Library

1380 Ellis St, Kelowna

Free admission, All welcome

Join Nancy Holmes of the Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project at UBC Okanagan to learn more about Kelowna’s Public Art Pollinator Pasture at the Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage Park.

This evening will launch a series of talks and workshops, The Pollinizing Sessions,  which will begin in January 2016.  “The Pollinizing Sessions” will consist of talks and workshops by experts who will help the community learn more about important species such as bumble bees and other native bees and insects, about which plants can best support them, and ways to build habitat for them.  A special feature on November 24th will be from the Central Okanagan Heritage Society which will provide information about the Brent’s Grist Mill heritage values.

Please come if you are interested in volunteering for planting and site preparation, making art, making insect habitats, or participating in citizen science pollinator census projects next spring.  You’re also welcome if you just want to learn more about the Brent’s Grist Mill, the park site, native bees, native and xeriscape planting, and making habitat for pollinators in your own backyard. Or maybe you’re just curious about the project!

The series is sponsored by the Okanagan Regional Library and The Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project and The Eco Art Incubator in the Faculty of  Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan. The Public Art Pollinator Pasture is a project created through a partnership between UBC, The City of Kelowna, The City of Richmond and Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

For more information, contact Nancy Holmes  at nancy.holmes@ubc.ca

Website: http://borderfreebees.com/

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