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January 2009 - The Local Scoop

Toronto Botanical Garden (in Edwards Gardens)
777 Lawrence Ave. E. at Leslie St., Toronto. Click here for map.
Tuesday January 13, 2009
Doors open 7:00 p.m. Start time 7:30 p.m.
Members: $5.00 / per talk
$25.00 / complete series
Non-members: $10.00 / per talk
$50.00 / complete series
"The Importance of Bees"
by Dr. Laurence Packer
There are 20,000 species of bees in the world and their biology is very diverse. Bees are responsible for approximately 25% of our food, so understanding them is vital. Dr. Packer will dispel many generalizations about bees and explain their importance for monitoring the environment.
Dr. Packer is Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at York University, researches bee systematics and taxonomy, conservation genetics, sociobiology, and biodiversity.
Attendees will receive a free colourful handout on "Gardening for Pollinators" courtesy of Canadian Wildlife Federation (while supplies last).
Coming next month!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
"Gardening Trends"
with Denis Flanagan & Charles Kinsley
Roses are red Violets are blue Please let them be native All others eschew
Does it look as if your Valentine's plans will fizzle out? Do you feel your Valentine has forsaken you? Don't despair. We at The Local Scoop love happy endings and understand that your garden is your real true love. After all, your garden has been with you through thick and thin, through changing seasons, and life and death cycles. So quit pining with heavy heart for your beloved's spring return and banish those post-Valentine's Day blues by letting our two entertaining speakers woo you with tales about gardening trends, past and present.
NANPS is exhibiting at the Guelph Organic Conference
January 24 - 25 (
We will be occupying booth #118 in the Central Auditorium (basement) of Peter Clark Hall.
If you wish to volunteer, please email Harold Smith at
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