In the BC interior, our landscapes are a mix of wild natural areas, residential, agricultural, and urban spaces. Current ‘conventional choices’ of what we plant in our home spaces are very different than what was here prior to western settlement. This webinar is an invitation to reconnect our home spaces to the surrounding landscape, support plant-pollinator relationships, and give back some of what we have taken away. You will meet some of our native plants and native pollinators. Lessons that we have learned about rewilding for pollinators will be shared and we’ll highlight a couple of projects from the Revelstoke area. We will offer tips and strategies for enhancing gardens to build habitat and connectivity with the greater pollination network that surrounds, and could include, you.
Join the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS) and guest speakers to learn about how you can support plant-pollinator relationships in your garden. CSISS will be speaking about the PlantWise program, which encourages gardeners to choose non-invasive and native plants for their gardens. Brenda Beckwith and Valerie Huff will be presenting Pollination Networking for Your Garden.
Brenda Beckwith PhD, Principal, KinSeed Ecologies. Brenda, a plant ecologist and ethnobotanist, has helped people discover and incorporate native plants into home gardens and restoration sites in both BC and California. KinSeed Ecologies offers native plant seeds, consulting, and native plant propagation services in the BC Interior.
Valerie Huff MSc, Restoration Botanist, Kootenay Native Plant Society (KNPS) and Director, Native Bee Society of BC. Valerie has been a professional botanist in the West Kootenay for over 25 years. Co-founder of KNPS, her love of plants and extensive training and knowledge in restoration ecology, plant propagation, and agronomy informs and enlivens both her work and her life.