Beekeeper, permaculture designer, is part of Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project
What: Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project
Who: Gabe Cipes, of Summerhill Winery talks about Beecology: Organic/Biodynamic Food Gardens
When: Thursday, January 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St. Kelowna
Gabe Cipes, a certified permaculture designer, beekeeper, and viticulturist at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, will share his knowledge about “beecology” and how vital pollinizers are for gardeners.
Cipes works closely with the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Representatives on the Syilx Ethical Agriculture project. He is an international representative for Demeter Canada, a biodynamic agriculture association, and sits as a director for a number of organizations including Summerhill Pyramid Winery, the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia, Biodynamic Agriculture Society of British Columbia, Demeter Canada, and the Food Policy Council. Summerhill Vineyard, certified organic for more than 20 years, is the largest organic vineyard in Canada.
On Thursday, January 21, Cipes will talk about organic and biodynamic food gardens and the importance of pollinators. His talk, part of UBC Okanagan’s Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project, takes place at the Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free but people are encouraged to pre-register at http://pollinizingsessions-cipes.eventbrite.ca.
The Pollinizing Sessions is a partnership with Okanagan Regional Library and UBC Okanagan’s research project, the Public Art Pollinator Pasture. UBC Okanagan and Emily Carr University have teamed up for a three-year partnership project with the City of Kelowna and the City Richmond to create community and public art projects around bees.
The series is sponsored by UBC, the Okanagan Regional Library, the Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project, and Border Free Bees. Find out more information by contacting UBC Assoc. Prof. Nancy Holmes at 250-764-9666.