GreenDrinks NewWest, Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014: Sustainable Gardening with Mason Bees
Date: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Location: Heritage Grill Restaurant, 447 Columbia St, New Westminster
7:00pm Guest Speakers: Veronica Wahl, PhD, and the UNIBUG Team
Want to learn more about beneficial insects in your garden?
Insects are often viewed as garden pests. However, most gardeners know that insects can also play an important role in helping to maintain a healthy garden.
Veronica Wahl, PhD, Urban Ecology Coordinator, and the UNIBUG Team from Douglas College will give a brief talk about the User Network for Insect Biology in the Urban Garden (UNIBUG) Project, a collaborative project to learn more about urban garden ecosystems, with a focus on insects.
For the last three summers, they have been learning how different plants might attract pest-eating insects, known as "biological controls" and this year's program has expanded to include pollinators.
Come to GreenDrinks to learn more about their newest community pollinator project, a family-friendly sustainable gardening activity, to host a mason bee house of your own.
And GreenDrinks NewWest is a chance for those of us who care about such green issues as the environment and local food to chat, get to know each other, and perhaps find a way to network together.
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There is no agenda, but always a topic up for discussion, whether its green buildings, sustainable energy, organic gardening, or something else entirely.
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