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    Ask the Expert! June 19 - 25

    Had a question about insects or pollinator-friendly gardening? We've answered them! #pollinatorweek

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    Leave the Leaves!

    A messy garden gives pollinators the habitat they need to survive the winter months.

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    Learn more about Manitoba pollinators!

    Bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies and hummingbirds - these are just a few insects that contribute to a healthy ecosystem.

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    Did you know...

    About 85% of all flowering plants require a pollinator to make seed. This includes both plants in natural ecosystems and in the crops and orchards that we rely on for food.

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    Invite pollinators into your community

    Work together with members of your community to encourage pollinator habitat within school, business and home landscapes.

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    Interested in gardening?

    Browse the "Protecting Pollinators" tab to learn more about creating pollinator gardens in your backyard.

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BBee Better MB logoee Better Manitoba is a group of like-minded organizations who have come together with a common goal - to inspire and empower Manitobans to protect, conserve and create pollinator-friendly habitat at home and in their communities.

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What's New?

Webinar - Native pollinators: Who they are and how to help them out

logosPollinators are a diverse group of insects responsible for ecosystem health and food production. Unfortunately, many of these beneficial insects are on the decline due to a combination of stressors. 

In this free webinar hosted by the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan on April 20, Sarah Semmler from the Living Prairie Museum presented some of our most important native prairie pollinators, why they're in decline, and what we can do to help them out.

Click here to check out the webinar recording!

LPM Prairie Planting Workshops, April 19 & 22

The Living Prairie Museum is hosting a virtual Prairie Planting workshop on April 19 and 22!prairie plants

Instructor John Morgan will help you increase biodiversity in your back yard. Find out how prairie species can be included in your landscape designs, and why using native plant material is important for conservation. These beginner workshops guide participants through site preparation, seed germination, and planting for flower beds or larger prairie restorations.

Interested in participating in the workshop? Visit the Living Prairie Museum's website.


Best Practices for Pollinators - Annual Summit (Online), March 2-4

best practices for pollinators imageOn March 2-4, the Pollinator Friendly Alliance and the Xerces Society is hosting an online summit to discuss best practices for pollinators. In this three-day event, you can learn more about: 

  • Ecologically-sound land management practices that promote pollinators, climate resilience, clean water and lands
  • Old world methods and innovation on pesticide reduction, habitat installation, and improving soil health
  • ...and more!

Interested in attending? Click here to register!


Free Online Course - Edible Property Design

EcosystemU logoEcosystemU is hosting a series of free weekly classes that helps gardeners and landscapers build a familiarity with natural principles of property design and practical strategies for visioning, planning and growing. In this course, you will learn more about:

  • Why micro-landscapes can change your life
  • How to make use of yard space
  • Tools for visioning and decision-making
  • Food plant guild design
  • Tools and techniques for efficient gardening
  • and much more...

Interested in registering? Click here for more information!

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