Preservation values of Kelowna heritage buildings discussed

Potential for Brent's Grist Mill heritage park discussed at next Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24

The Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project will look at the Brent's Grit Mill heritage park proposal in a presentation on Tuesday

Heritage values and bee projects will the topics of discussion at the next Puyblic Art Pollinator Pasture Project meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m.,at the downtown Kelowna libary, 1380 Ellis St.

The Central Okanagan Heritage Society will make a presentation about Brent’s Grist Mill buildings. Also on the agenda will be a discussion about UBC Okanagan’s bee project at the Brent’s Grist Mill park site at the bottom of  Dilworth Mountain.

“The Pollinizing Sessions”  consist of talks and workshops by experts who will help the community learn more about important species such as bumble bees and other native bees and insects, about which plants can best support them, and ways to build habitat for them.

Those interested in volunteering for planting and site preparation, making art, making insect habitats, or participating in citizen science pollinator census projects next spring are encouraged to attend Tuesday’s session.

The series is sponsored by the Okanagan Regional Library and The Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project and The Eco Art Incubator in the Faculty of  Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan.

The Public Art Pollinator Pasture is a project created through a partnership between UBC, The City of Kelowna, The City of Richmond and Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

For more information, contact Nancy Holmes at nancy.holmes@ubc.ca