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    Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden for Australian Pollinator Week / Darebin FUSE Festival

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    Australian Pollinator Week (8-15 November) acknowledges our important and unique insect pollinators. It is a designated week when community, business and organisations can come together to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and support their needs.

    Celebrate Australian Pollinator Week in Darebin with this β€˜Pollinator Friendly Garden’ workshop. Local native bee expert, Katrina Forstner, will introduce you to the amazing world of pollinators and share her knowledge and experience to get you started in creating a pollinator friendly garden.

    In this workshop you will learn why pollinators are important to our food system and what you can do to attract them into your garden. Katrina will share tips for landscaping to create habitat and food sources for pollinators, her top bee friendly plants, how to save seed and propagation by cuttings. At the end of the session, you will get a chance to have all your questions answered and be directed to other handy resources.

    As part of Pollinator Week attendees can participate as a citizen scientist by counting pollinators in their own backyard or park.

    About the presenter

    Katrina is a passionate gardener, advocate for native bees, and biodiversity expert who specialises in native bees, beneficial insects, organic gardening and composting. Her business Buzz and Dig runs sustainable workshops and incursions tailored to both children and adult audiences that are aimed to reconnect individuals with nature found in their own gardens. She is a local Darebin resident and has created a native bee friendly garden full of fruit trees, vegetables, perennial and native flowers. She is also a regular presenter for Darebin Council’s Backyard Harvest Festival.



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    This event is hosted by Darebin City Council, as part of Darebin FUSE Festival and Australian Pollinator Week.

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