Katrina Forstner, founder of Buzz and Dig, will introduce you to the amazing world of native bees and how to attract them into your garden as pollinators for flowers and edibles. This workshop will demonstrate methods for pollination and planning for bee habitat, including bee-attracting plants and how to encourage urban biodiversity. You will learn about the co-evolution of bees and flowering plants, what common native bees look like, and native bee nesting behaviours and more. You will also get to make a bee hotel using natural and recycled materials to take home.
Participants are asked to bring a 400ml empty recycled tin can (to make a bee hotel) and a pair of secateurs (if possible).
This event is part of the Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival.