Brandon Naturescape Challenge
The Brandon Enviornment Committee in partnership with Bee City Brandon is hosting a free on-line webinar "How to Naturescape Your Yard".
When: March 23rd,2021
Time: 7:00p.m.-8:00p.m. (CST)
Where: A Microsoft Teams link will be sent to participants prior to the start of the webinar.
Who: This event is for Brandon residents only. Limit of 50 participants
What: Connecting to nature has been a proven health benefit to our mental health. This webinar will show you what plants to have to attract pollinators and different wildlife that are natural in our ecosystem. Each particpant will receive a free copy of Naturescape Manitoba as well as a few native plant species to have in your yard this summer. Presenters include Kyla Malsaniec (trees), Sherry Punak-Murphy (pollinators), Allison Krause-Danielsen (plants/wildlife).
To register please fill out the form by clicking on this link http://brandonenvironment.ca/contact
A clean community is a healthy community. Brandon in Bloom and the Brandon Environment Committee encourages all organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals to do their part in helping to keep our city clean and green. If you would like to organize a clean-up here in the City please contact 204.729.2171 and we would be happy to supply you with bags and gloves.
Bee City Brandon
In May of 2018 the City of Brandon was designated the first Bee City in Manitoba by Bee City Canada.
According to Bee City Canada, a Bee City raises awareness of pollinator diversity and the benefits of using native plants in habitat restoration. Cost benefits abound in using native plants. For example, water usage is reduced and there is a plant cost advantage using perennials over annuals. Lawns cost the most to maintain. It just makes good sense to plant a pollinator garden!
A working group called Bee City Brandon aims to educate the residents of Brandon on the importance native bees play in our life. You can like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @beecitybrandon.
Bee City Canada offers designation programs for schools, campuses and businesses and has a variety of resources available to learn all about the bees! Get your organization involved!
Bee City Brandon has free pdf signage to put on your lawn or garden to promote bee friendly habitat. Visit their new site www.beecitybrandon.com
Leave the Leaves (529KB)
Pollinator Friendly Habitat (584KB)