Bee a Pollinator! Native Bees, and pollination
As part of Open Farms Day at Edendale Farm this year, join Katrina Forstner, Founder and Educator from Buzz and Dig, to learn all about bees!
This session will introduce families to native bees, pollination and increasing urban biodiversity. This workshop aims to bring joy and wonder to children as they self discover insect biodiversity and urban sustainability on a micro level in the garden. Nurturing a sense of respect and excitement to living creatures whilst learning about the important role bees have to enable us to grow healthy food.
Get to make some bee seed bombs to take home and plant in the garden to attract pollinators to your backyard.
The image of a Blue banded bee sipping nectar from a salvia plant is courtesy of photographer Jenny Overton.
Please note: Parking will be limited at Edendale on this day, so we would encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including; riding your bike, public transport, walking or car pooling. Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North Adventure Playground.
What you will learn
- Learn how to identify native bees and hear about the important role bees have helping us to grow healthy food
- Have fun making bee seed bombs to take home
What you will get
- Handout and a bee seed bomb
While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:
- Riding your bike
- Public Transport
- Car pooling
Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground
What to bring
- Weather dependent clothes
What to wear
Casual, closed shoes
home gardeners, urban farmers, permaculture
Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.
We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.
Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.
- Local native plant nursery
- Preschool and school education programs
- Community sustainability workshops
- Family activities and events
- Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
- Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
- Volunteer opportunities
Edendale Farm has an average rating of 4.9 for their other classes.See other reviews
Cancellations & Refunds
If the organiser cancels the class:
You are entitled to a full refund.
If you can't attend the class:
You’re welcome to send someone in your place.
You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.
We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.
Terms & Conditions
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).
Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.
Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.
In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.
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