Pollinator Mini Doc

Last year we received support from the City of Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Matching Fund (NMF) for our East Hastings, Pollinator Corridor Project.  The fund matched the hours we put into community, teaching about pollinators, making mason bee houses, planting pollinator friendly forage, beautifying Pigeon Park with a pollinator friendly planter, and hosting community celebrations.

The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel kickstarted this project for us at the beginning of 2014 with a FairmontCares Grant. We partnered to enhance 27 different locations, with non-profits like PHS, Atira and RainCity, small businesses like Homesteader’s Emporium and East Van Roasters, community centre’s like Carnegie and Strathcona, and the City of Vancouver Parks. With these partners, through community workshops, we installed mason bee houses, along with pollinator friendly seeds and actual mason bee cocoons, into backyards, patios, rooftops, community gardens and parks.

This mini-documentary was made by the Snapshot Media Group that meets weekly at the PHS Drug Users Resource Centre. They came to our events, interviewed our community members, and made this wonderful film for all to enjoy! You can watch it here!

 

 

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