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Gardening with Wildlife

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

with Emony Nicholls

During this talk, learn how gardening with native and conventional plants can give you a garden teeming with life from beneficial insects and birds while also being uninviting to deer and rabbits.  We will look at how to attract pollinators to your garden, helping to produce larger fruits and vegetables. Berry producing shrubs and seed producing perennials for year-round bird watching pleasure will also be covered. Learn about barrier/deterrent options for rabbits and deer plus which plants will help repel them. And finally, preferred feeders and houses for wildlife will be discussed.

HCP Members $30/Non-Members $40
Register ONLINE or call 250 479 6162

Instructor Bio: Emony Nicholls

Emony has worked as a biologist, an environmental consultant, entrepreneur and civil servant for the last 25 years. For seven of those years, she owned and operated a native plant nursery in Ontario designing and providing plants for ecological restoration projects. Her graduate research was on the relationship between pollinators and plants and how it drives their evolutions. As part of this work, she did taxonomic identification of the native pollinators and fell in love with their diversity, abilities and individual beauty. She is now on a mission to educate others about them in the hopes that they will fall in love - and support them too! She recently left the provincial government as a  biologist and now lives on Salt Spring Island doing more native bee education and starting her own business again bringing her love of native plants and native pollinators together!

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:

Venue

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific
505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Phone
250-479-6162
View Venue Website

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:

Venue

Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific
505 Quayle Rd.
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
+ Google Map
Phone
250-479-6162
View Venue Website