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15 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Get Sex Advice at Seedy Saturday!

Get Sex Advice at Seedy Saturday!

Don’t get too excited – we only give sex advice for plants.  And the best tip we’ve got is to make sure that your garden is filled with pollinators. With that in mind, we’ve got two speakers lined up to talk about bringing the birds and the bees (and other pollinators) into your garden. At […]

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01 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Are You Feeling Seedy?

Are You Feeling Seedy?

We are, because it’s that time of year: when gardeners’ thoughts turn to seeds and our thoughts turn to bringing Victoria the best possible Seedy Saturday. So mark February 21 on your gardening calendar: Seedy Saturday returns to the Victoria Conference Centre, 10-4, with lots of old favourites and some exciting new features (more on […]

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02 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Why Bees are Disappearing Ted Talk: Marla Spivak

Why Bees are Disappearing Ted Talk: Marla Spivak

About 8 years ago North America was shocked by the announcement of widespread colony collapse disorder: the massive disappearance of entire colonies of bees. While many of us would claim to feel a fondness for our fellow bumble bee, few of us may have thought about how important the survival of the bee is to our own. […]

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28 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

The Mighty Mason Bee

The Mighty Mason Bee

There are more than 450 species of native bees that are vital for crop pollination and our native pollinator is the Mason Bee. “Orchard Mason Bees (OMB) are distributed throughout Southwestern Canada and Western United States and along with many other native species play an integral role in the pollination of plants in North America. […]

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Bee There!

Bee There!

Bet you can’t name all our native bees. It’s a pretty safe bet, since more than 450 different species of bee call BC and the Yukon “home”. (And that’s not including the honeybee, which was introduced from Europe.) While honeybees and their problems generate more media buzz, native bees pollinate most of our local plants. […]

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