Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sofia and the little birds

Janet wants the wild roses (even though they are native plants) out of the garden. They take over, crowding out many other plants, and make moving through the trees difficult, and they grow tall where we want prairie. Without grazers … Continue reading

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upcoming workshops!!

Rain Rain Come Our Way: Building a Swale Workshop Sunday, July 10 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (come and go) Includes an hour lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (lunch not provided) Location: The Prairie Habitat Garden is located … Continue reading

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Eco-Friend or Eco-Foe

Eco-Friend or Eco-Foe: The last event was “Eco-Friend or Eco-Foe” which took place on Saturday, the second last day of the festival. Unfortunately, the weather forecast suggested rain, and the skies were cloudy most of the day. The workshop began … Continue reading

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Building a Bee Hotel

Building a Bee Hotel: The second workshop was to build a bee hotel. The garden had a commercially produced bee home, but this “hotel” will provide for a greater variety of bees and allow for easier cleaning to ensure viruses … Continue reading

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Building a Sun Effigy

Building an Earth-Sun effigy. The first workshop was: Building an “Earth – Sun” effigy with First Nations (Cree) elder, Joseph Naytowhow. Prior to the activity, the children who were to be involved generated their lists of words that they associated … Continue reading

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Nature City Festival Prairie Habitat Garden events

The Prairie Habitat Garden had a number of successful education events during Saskatoon’s Fourth Annual Nature City Festival. For those of you who have not yet attended any Nature City Festival events: the festival is held annually in the last … Continue reading

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