Lori Weidenhammer -- Speaking & SigningThursday Jun 02 2016 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
Speaking & Signing Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees (Douglas & McIntyre).
Bees are essential to human life. As pollinators of vital crops, they bring forth approximately 90 percent of the world’s nutrition. Yet pesticides and other environmental stressors have destroyed more than 10 million hives to date, and populations continue to plummet.
Victory Gardens for Bees is both a clarion call for protecting these vital creatures, and an inspired vision for their future. Renowned bee expert, artist and garden educator Lori Weidenhammer investigates the bee crisis, offering a step-by-step guide for turning green spaces into sanctuaries where they can flourish.
Lori Weidenhammer is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist originally from Cactus Lake, SK. Her father kept bees when she was a child, and years later, she found herself pulled into the culture and science of bees and caring for beehives in her backyard. For the past seven years she has been exploring the persona “Madame Beespeaker” at venues across the country, sharing the tradition of “telling the bees.” As an artist and educator Weidenhammer works with students of all ages on identifying native plants, eating locally, gardening for pollinators and guerrilla gardening.