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*Creating Native Bee Houses

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*Creating Native Bee Houses

Time: January 31, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)
Street: 4397 W 2nd Ave
City/Town: Vancouver
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: bees, workshop, eldergreens, bee houses
Organized By: VV ElderGreens and Aberthau Garden Project: Village Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks, and LocoMotoArt
Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2018

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Event Description

In this Village Vancouver ElderGreens workshop, Hives for Humanity will lead us in creating Houses for Native Bees, including Mason Bees, as part of our continuing efforts to support pollinator well-being. We’ll talk about Mason Bee and Wild Bee life cycles, examples of DIY Mason Bee habitat, and the importance of forage/planting for pollinators. We'll also touch on Honeybees and taste some neighbourhood honey.

Participants will hand roll tubes for the native bee houses,which consist mainly of upcycled wood cut to assemble triangle shaped houses. Discussion on where to hang houses, what plants to plant nearby and what signs to look for, as well as after care instructions, will follow, and everyone who wants to will be able to take a bee house home with them! We'll have the community seed library present - you can get some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

Adults/families w/children 10 yrs+ are welcome - minors must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Cost: $0-12.50 suggested donation. Free for Seniors (50 and over) and children under 10.

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Organized and led by seniors VV ElderGreens brings seniors, youth and others together to share food gardening skills and wisdom through workshops and other activities. All ages welcome, please contact us if you're interested in getting involved.

ABERTHAU GARDEN PROJECT 2018 Gardening Opportunities Info Session

Feb 3 10-11 am


Located behind the Mansion, off of NW Marine Dr, hosted by Village Vancouver, the garden includes VV’s Demonstration Permaculture Garden, the WPG Preschool Garden and art/garden projects by artists-in-residence LocoMotoArt: Laura Lee Coles and Rob Scharein. Emphasizing permaculture design elements, including a small hugelkultur, an herb spiral, planting pollinator attractants, and saving open pollinated seeds, the garden offers fun, inclusive social, educational, culinary and cultural activities for community members. Enjoy free/low-cost Wednesday evening cooking, fermenting & preserving demonstrations, inc. sauerkraut, kefir, gardening workshops like early summer gardening, native edibles walks and the seed savers club.

In the garden, newer gardeners garden collaboratively alongside more experienced gardeners at our Saturday work parties, providing a learning experience for everyone.

Interested in gardening with us? Come to the info session and find out more about the garden and how it functions.

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