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BLSC Speaker Series: Gardening without Pesticides
April 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Lecture begins at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm, at the BIG Little Science Centre
FREE ENTRY! Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments included. The Centre is wheelchair accessible.
Gardening without Pesticides, Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Fearon Blair and Elaine Sedgman, Master Gardeners
One of the best ways to protect our pollinators is to stop using pesticides in our gardens. Fearon and Elaine will provide you with some simple and positive ecologically friendly techniques for use in your garden so that you too can help save these important creatures. Fearon and Elaine believe that prevention is the key to a healthy garden, especially landscaping for local conditions. They discuss looking after wildlife in the soil (bacteria, fungi & microbes) as well as the wildlife above the soil (particularly predatory beneficial insects). Great pictures of gardens, pests and their natural enemies, will inspire you to look at your garden in a different way.
Fearon Blair: has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, a Master’s degree in Adult Education, and Master Gardener training, presented in partnership with the TRU Horticultural Department.
Elaine Sedgman: has a BA in English and Sociology from the University of Victoria, a BFA from Thompson Rivers University, and Master Gardener training in conjunction with TRU.
Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!