Native Bees and Native Plants with Heather Holm

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On Friday September 29, Heather Holm presents a morning workshop on “Ecological Solutions: Landscaping for Bees”. In the evening Heather presents “Home Garden Initiatives for You and Native Bees”.

Heather Holm, horticulturist and biologist, is also a writer, designer, and publisher. Her web site includes her bio, book descriptions and reviews, and some excellent resources.

Ecological Solutions: Landscaping for Bees Home Garden Initiatives for You and Native Bees
Friday, September 29; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at RBG Centre
Fee: $100 (Members 10% off) MAXIMUM 25.
Pre-register BY SEPTEMBER 19.
Heather Holm discusses design considerations, plant selection, and andscape maintenance strategies to support and attract native bee populations as well as the life cycles and habitat for several genera of bees. Participants then head outside to gently catch and release bees while Heather discusses their specific biology, forage needs, and habitat. A walk includes discussing landscape maintenance methods to support bee populations. Participants receive a certification of attendance. Program can be used for CEU with CNLA and OALA.
Friday, September 29; 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
at RBG Centre
Fee: $18 (Members $6) MAXIMUM 75.
Pre-register BY SEPTEMBER 19..

Heather Holm outlines the types of native bees that visit our gardens and covers initiatives of how we can nurture their life cycles and provide food and habitats, while being a haven for the homeowner. Heather’s first book, Pollinators of Native Plants, published in 2014, established her as a knowledgeable resource on the subject of the interactions between native bees and native plants. Her new book is titled Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide.