Petal Walkers: Planting for Pollinators
Bees and flowers have co-evolved since the Cretaceous period. And that’s what makes their relationship impressive and unique. This session will cover habitat requirements of pollinators, different kinds of bees, native plants to attract pollinators and some small and significant changes you can make to be the best pollinator attractant on the block. It’s a big topic and this session will skim the surface just enough to stimulate your curiosity about these little superheroes and encourage you to plant something for them.
This is a FREE course that will take place virtually on Zoom. *Please register in advance by clicking on the REGISTER button or emailing NanaimoHarbourfront@virl.bc.ca.*
*Prior to the event, you’ll receive the Zoom link that you’ll need to join the class in your email. Please make sure to include an email address in your registration so that you can be sent the ZOOM link and other important information.* NOTE: Registration confirmation is not automated, but will be sent manually prior to the event. As long as you have submitted the registration form, you will be added to the list to receive this email.
About the Instructor:
Joanne a new member in the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association as well as an active member of the Nanaimo Beekeepers‘ Club, a volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes education for beekeepers and the public. She is an environmental educator and author, and wants everyone to know that her enthusiasm may be contagious!
The Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association (VIMGA) is a chapter of the Master Gardeners Association, an international service society of specially trained volunteers who teach science-based sustainable gardening practices to home gardeners. VIMGA is one of the 5 chapters in the British Columbia Association and partnering with the Victoria chapter, specializes in the stewardship of Vancouver Island’s unique environment.