Pollination Guelph's strategic goals include education, research, community, advocacy and conservation, and we aim to fulfill these goals in many ways, including through the hosting and attending of events and major meetings. If you know of an event Pollination Guelph should attend, or an event related to pollination that citizens of Guelph and area might be interested in, please let us know!
Upcoming Events & Major Meetings
Two Rivers Festival - Pollinator Interpretive Walks, Kids Activities, and Information Displays, Saturday, June 15, 2013
Pollination Guelph will be participating in the Two Rivers festival with interpretive walks through neighbourhoods to look at pollinator-friendly gardening aspects, a chance to look at several of our planting areas, displays of information, kids activities, and more. Our event will run from 10:30-1:30pm at Riverside Park East (behind the fire station on Speedvale Ave.), with guided walks at 11am and 12:30pm. For more information on the Two Rivers Festival, visit www.2riversfestival.org/2013-events.
Local Events, Festivals
Pollination Guelph is often invited to other community events and festivals throughout Southern Ontario. If you see us at an event near you, come over and say Hi, and see what new resources we have to share. If you would like us to come to your event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We plan to have several different areas planted with pollinator-friendly plants in 2013. These areas will be examples of what small-scale pollinator-friendly gardening can look like (e.g. like your front yard), in addition to the large-scale Eastview Pollinator Park. We will be looking for volunteers to help at our upcoming events in 2013 once we have decided on our projects and needs. Join our mailing list if you would like to be alerted to opportunities.
Past Events & Major Meetings
Pollination Guelph Pollination Symposium, Dublin St United Church, Guelph, ON, Saturday, April 6, 2013
Pollination Guelph held our annual symposium on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 9am-4pm at the Dublin Street United Church in Guelph. Videos from the event will be posted to our web-site soon.
Pollinator-friendly Garden Tour, Sept 15, 2012
The theme of the Healthy Landscapes Garden Tour this year is pollinators and urban vegetable gardening. It features gardens throughout the community that demonstrate water efficiency, are low maintenance, feature growing vegetables and include native and pollinator friendly plants. The Garden Tour is free and self-guided. Written information and, in some cases, volunteer guides, will be available at each garden. The list of gardens is below – for more details on each participating garden, visit http://www.guelph.ca/living.cfm?itemid=78934&smocid=2280, or call 519-822-1260 x 2109. NithRiver will be selling native pollinator-friendly plants, as well as a selection of prairie grasses, at 207 Speedvale Ave.
- A Hidden Native Pollinator Garden - 207 Speedvale Ave E
- The Edinburgh Road North Project (ERN Project) - Corner of Woodland Rd W and Edinburgh Rd N
- The Healthy Habitat Garden - St. Joseph’s Health Centre, 100 Westmount Rd. (enter from Edinburgh Rd.)
- Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF) - North east corner of the University of Guelph campus, on the south side of College Ave, between Gordon St and Victoria Rd.
Pollination Symposium, February 25, 2012, 9am - 4pm
Our 2012 symposium was held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Harcourt United Memorial Church, located at 87 Dean Ave in Guelph. It consisted of a morning of presentations and an afternoon of workshops, in addition to a silent auction and a photo contest. Many of the talks were video-taped, as well as short excerpts from the workshops, and are posted on our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/pollinationguelph/
Pollination Guelph: Updates from 2011 and plans for 2012 (Clare Irwin, Pollination Guelph) YouTube
Monarchs and their Journey (Kristen Janke, Royal Botanical Gardens) YouTube
Gardens for Pollinators (Dr. Clement Kent, York University and Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto) YouTube
Pollinator-friendly farming from a farmer's point of view (David Ainslie) YouTube
Prairie restoration: the RLSN program, restoration projects and our years of experience with Tallgrass Prairie (Rural Lambton Stewardship Network) YouTube
Workshop options included (*only short segments were videotaped):
Designing a pollinator garden YouTube
Incorporating pollinator-friendly practices into your farm YouTube
Conducting pollination outreach to kids YouTube
Planning a Pollination Guelph planting project YouTube
Butterfly rearing and tagging YouTube
Note that not all events are included here. In particular, many of the presentations we give and events we attend are not listed.
June 24, 2012. Pollination at the Local Food Fest, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
June 26, 2011. Pollinator Day in the Garden. Information and activities about pollinators, pollinator-friendly plants, and their habitats. Riverside Park East, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
May 17, 2012. Urban Bees - Parallels from France to Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
April 30, 2011. Pollinator-Friendly Tree & Shrub Planting at the Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF), The Arboretum at the University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, Canada.
February 26, 2011. Pollination Guelph Annual Symposium, Harcourt United Church, Guelph.
June 20, 2010. Pollinator Day in the Garden. Garden Tour and pollination information. JC Taylor Nature Centre, The Arboretum at the University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, Canada.
March 27, 2010. "Pollination Plantings, Great and Small". Public symposium. Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, Ontario.September 20, 2009. Healthy Landscapes Community Garden Tour. Garden tour and pollination information. Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
September 19, 2009. Master Gardener's Zone 4 Technical Update, "Gardening for Life". Panel presentation and tour of the Eastview Landfill site, as well as other pollinator-friendly gardens. Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
June 27, 2009. Pollinator Day in the Garden. Garden Tour and pollination information. JC Taylor Nature Centre, The Arboretum at the University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, Canada.
April 18, 2009. Pollination Symposium. Public sympsosium, Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Center, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
November 25, 2008. Eastview Community Park and Pollinators' Park open house to review conceptual design. Public meeting, Evergreen Seniors Center, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
July 3, 2008. Preliminary meeting about a possible "Friends of Pollinator's Park" group. Public meeting, Evergreen Seniors Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
May 22, 2008. Eastview Community Park and Pollinators' Park Master Plan: Conceptual Design Workshop. Public meeting, Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
March 7-8, 2008. Guelph Pollination Initiative and Canadian Pollinator Protection Initiative Public Workshops, Guelph Youth Music Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
October 11-12, 2007. Design Charette for the Guelph Pollination Park, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
March 19, 2007. Meeting on Pollinator Conservation Initiatives with members of the public, university, representatives from nearby cities, conservation authorities, others. Greenway Blooming Centre, Breslau, Ontario, Canada.
Pollination Guelph has also had displays at numerous other events, and given presentations to various groups.