RBG Speaker Series

We are excited to bring you a selection of lecture and workshop sessions with experts from across North America, speaking on topics such as gardening, wildlife, conservation, and more! Check back frequently for updates.

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George Scott

Thursday, June 20

Update on Local Honey Bees

7 to 8:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

In 2001, registered beekeeper George Scott found Niagara Beeway, an organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Niagara’s honeybee populations. George’s talk reviews how Niagara Beeway put forward evidence showing the toxic effects of systemic insecticides on honeybees and other beneficial insects, and contributed to the efforts that saw new regulations. George shares national data and the status of the health of our local honeybees.

$18 (Members $6)

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Ben Cullen

Thursday, September 26

Next Level Veggies

7 to 8:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Ben Cullen, fourth-generation urban gardener and co-author of Escape to Reality (written with his father, Mark Cullen), discusses how to get the most from your garden with an environmental approach. It doesn’t matter if you are growing in planters on your patio, a small side garden, or a small acreage, there is lots of take-away information to help you get the most out of your food garden. Let’s get growing!

Member-Exclusive Event - registration link will be distributed via email closer to the event.

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