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Lori Weidenhammer

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The author and activist Lori Weidenhammer discusses her new book Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees (Douglas & McIntyre, 2016), with Joseph Planta.

Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees by Lori Weidenhammer (Douglas & McIntyre, 2016).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Victory Gardens for Bees

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Bees probably scare a lot of people. Some of us think wasps are the same thing. I’ll ask my next guest now about bees and their importance. We all know they’re dying off, and a new book encourages us to do our part and make our gardens and neighbourhoods places where bees can cultivate their numbers and continue their vital part in our lives. Lori Weidenhammer has written Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees. In it, she tells us about bees part in the ecosystem, she talks about what we’ve been doing in contributing to their decline, and what we can do bring them back. The concept of the Victory Garden, usually associated with gardens that were grown during the First and Second World Wars. I’ll get Lori to tell us how to grow one’s own Victory Garden. Originally from Cactus Lake, Saskatchewan, Lori Weidenhammer is a Vancouver based artist who appears as The Queen Bee at schools and community events. Her blog is at http://beespeakersaijiki.blogspot.ca. This new book is published by Douglas & McIntyre. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Winnipeg last week, Lori Weidenhammer; Ms. Weidenhammer, good morning.