April 12, 2023
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m AT
There’s lots of concern about pollinators. We’ve all heard the bad news about drastic declines. But the specifics — who are the pollinators, what are some of the complex relationships between plants and pollinators? what can we do to support pollinators? — these questions are full of nuance, and sometimes, even, surprises. This webinar explores the importance of pollinators to all life on earth, and offers the tools we need to support these fascinating insects. Lorraine Johnson has been writing about native plants and habitat regeneration for 30 years, in popular books such as 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens; The New Ontario Naturalized Garden; Grow Wild!; and her most recent, co-authored with Sheila Colla, A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee. Lorraine is involved in many community organizations, such as Project Swallowtail, and has served on the Boards of the North American Native Plant Society, LEAF, Wild Ones, and other organizations. Her advocacy work includes efforts to reform grass and weeds bylaws in support of biodiversity. What unites her work is the need to reconcile with nature in a healthy relationship. Learn more at https://lorrainejohnson.ca/.
This webinar is a follow-up to our Summer 2022 issue of Green Teacher magazine (# 132) about wild native bees, produced in collaboration with Friends of the Earth Canada. Learn more about The Bee Cause here.