Pollinator Day

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 1:55pm
Pollinator Day in PTBO

Come Celebrate the Wonderful World of Native Bees! 

When: Saturday November 1, 2014  |  9:00am - 4:00pm 

Where: Douro Community Centre  |  2893 Highway 28 Peterborough, ON

Cost: $30/person (includes lunch and a copy of A Landowner's Guide to Conserving Native Pollinators in Ontario)

Peponapis pruinosaOn Saturday November 1, 2014, Farms at Work will present this full-day workshop designed for farmers, landowners and concerned citizens. Pollination biologist, Susan Chan will outline the fundamentals of pollination, as well as habitat requirements for pollinators and beneficial insects. Case studies will be presented, and strategies for mitigating threats to pollinators will be proposed. 
Susan has been invited to give presentations to thousands of people across Ontario, and her extensive research is inspiring farmers and landowners to implement pollinator conservation plans on their own properties. 
Our special guest, Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough City and County, will speak to recent research completed by Public Health Ontario on neonicotinoid pesticides.
Rusty-patched bumble bee

Participants will each receive a copy of Farms at Work's A Landowner's Guide to Conserving Native Pollinators in Ontario, and will participate by building a nest for cavity-dwelling bees to take home for use on their own properties. 

There will also be ample time to visit the Pollination Exhibition, where participants can interact with stewardship organizations and regional businesses that provide pollinator-friendly plant material and services to landowners. If you operate a native plant nursery or are part of a stewardship organization and would like to become an exhibitor, please let us know!

Tickets are $30 each and include the Landowners' Guide, a bee nest and lunch. Spots are filling up very quickly for this exciting workshop, so make sure to get your tickets early! To purchase tickets, visit: www.pollinatordayptbo.eventbrite.ca
For more information, contact: jay@farmsatwork.ca  |  (705) 743-7671

We'd like to formally thank and recognize the generous support of the Peterborough Foundation, without whom this event would not be possible. 

Peterborough Foundation