Sowing Shelterbelts: Creating Pollinator Highways on Farms

Cawston Community Hall 2119 Main Street, Cawston, British Columbia, Canada

Join us Lia McKinnon, Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Tamara Richardson, Cornucopia Crop Consulting, and Willis Brown, Brown-Schneider Organic Farm Not only do shelterbelts house pollinators and beneficial insects, but they can offer drought protection, improve air quality, and form a physical barrier to weeds blowing in from neighbours and roads. At this workshop, learn about what to consider when planting a hedgerow/shelter belt in terms of placement, native species to include, habitat structure, where to start, and hear from a local farmer who has incorporated hedgerows into their ground crop farm.