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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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    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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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: Why and How to Garden with Native Plants - Thursday, March 21

Hosted by Wild About Saskatoon, Join Dr. Ana Hidalgo and Dr. Oscar Zapata of the University of Saskatchewan, along with prairie-restoration expert Michael Skinner of Skinner Native Seeds, for an online event on Thursday, March 21. Click here to find out more on how to join!

They will discuss the many advantages of gardening with native plants and answer your practical questions about how to turn your yard or balcony into a pollinator paradise. Their research into pollinator gardens and ecosystem services in the Prairies has shown that nature-based solutions can help cities face the challenges of climate change and improve residents’ quality of life and well-being. Native species bring additional benefits such as reduced water use, pesticide and fertilizer use, biodiversity conservation, the creation of pollinator corridors, urban beautification, cultural preservation, and physical and mental health.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the benefits of gardening with native plants!


Get a head start on spring gardening! Tips from Cathy Shaluk

Get a head start on spring gardening with these tips from Cathy Shaluk, owner of Shaluk’s Garden Solutions and member of the Bee Better Manitoba Working Group. Cathy was featured in February's edition of the Winnipeg Gardener within the Winnipeg Free Press. In the article, you can find out the best time to prune trees, shrubs, and roses, and learn about other tasks to prepare your garden for the upcoming season. Not only will these tips help your garden thrive, but they are pollinator-friendly! 

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Best Practices for Pollinators 2024 Summit, Feb 27-29

best practices for pollinators 2024 logoOn Feb 27-29, the Pollinator Friendly Alliance and the Xerces Society is hosting a virtual summit to discuss best practices for pollinators. In this three-day event, enjoy live presentations with a wealth of experts and topics on ecologically sound land practices that promote pollinators, climate resilience, clean water and lands. Summit topics provide practical knowledge and innovation on pesticide reduction, habitat installation, conservation, pollinator biology, climate resilience and more.

To register or find out more information on this great event, click here

Webinar: Cultivating Change with Lorraine Johnson - Jan 25, 6pm CT

wild onesHosted by Wild Ones, learn about the pivotal role of gardening as an act of stewardship in the face of climate and ecological challenges. Discover the profound connections between individual gardens and the broader world and learn how these green spaces can serve as catalysts for positive ecological and social change. Join Wild Ones for a practical and insightful discussion on gardening’s positive impact on the environment and our future. 

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Fall & Winter Workshops Hosted by FortWhyte Alive, Urban Ecology Winnipeg

FortWhyte Alive, along with partner host Urban Ecology Winnipeg, is excited to offer the following Fall & Winter Workshops in 2023-24. The goal of these workshops is to provide a collaborative space for land-based, nature-based, and environmental educators - both classroom teachers and those who teach in other ways - to share ideas, opportunities, and challenges from many perspectives.

FALL WORKSHOP, NOV 15: Connecting and Learning: Biodiversity and Indigenous Plants in Schoolyards and Community Spaces

Listen to perspectives from a panel of educators and facilitators with experience in building biodiversity and Indigenous gardens and the community around them, specifically with a focus on children and youth, then discuss challenges and opportunities with break-out sessions.

Click here to register for the Fall Workshop

WINTER WORKSHOP, JAN 31: Connecting and Learning: Intro to Indigenous Land-Based Learning with Nicki Ferland

Nicki Ferland, a Two-Spirit Red River Métis Sundancer from Lorette, will provide an introduction to Indigenous land-based education for Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators, with special attention paid to urban land-based education. Participants will be guided through experiences and learnings that they can incorporate into their own classrooms, and will explore ways to facilitate land-based programming for diverse student groups with respect and humility.

Click here to register for the Winter Workshop


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