“Bee-Decking the Meadow” Final Celebration!

10 am - 12:30 pm, Monday September 4, 2017
Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage Park, 2136 Leckie Pl, Kelowna, BC

Join us in celebrating the installation of this community project! Local refreshments will be served. Guest: singer/songwriter Maiya Robbie.

WorkBee 6 - Weekend Intensive: Playful Discovery

9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Sunday September 3, 2017
Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage Park, 2136 Leckie Pl, Kelowna, BC

Playfully create coiled bumblebee ‘pots.’ Guest: singer/songwriter Leila Neverland

WorkBee 5 - Weekend Intensive: Playful Discovery

9:30 am -12:30 pm, Saturday September 2, 2017
Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage Park, 2136 Leckie Pl, Kelowna, BC

Playfully create coiled bumblebee ‘pots’. Guest: artist and natural sculptor Annabel Stanley

WorkBee 4 - Nettle: Harvest and Process

6 - 8 pm, Thursday August 31, 2017
Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage Park, 2136 Leckie Pl, Kelowna, BC

Harvest, process, and create cordage out of stinging nettle. Guest: TBA

WorkBee 3 - Wild Grasses: Material Inquiry and Technique

6 - 8 pm, Wednesday August 30, 2017
Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage Park, 2136 Leckie Pl, Kelowna, BC

Harvest, process, and learn about wild grasses. Guest: Sharon Kallis

WorkBee 2 - Pine Needle: Coil

6 - 8 pm, Tuesday August 29, 2017
Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage Park, 2136 Leckie Pl, Kelowna, BC

Learn to coil pine needles using stinging nettle fibre as thread. Special displays and live music with Kelowna Museum Society and Parks Alive.

“Bee-Decking the Meadow” Workbee 1: Local Fibre Harvest

9:30 – 11:30 am, Friday August 4, 2017
Curly Frog Farm, Kelowna BC
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Harvest and gather nettle, as well as grasses and pine needles, for processing. Advance registration is required and this event is limited to 12 people. This event is part of Bee-Decking the Meadow: A Community Eco-Art Installation with artist Jaymie Johnson. Jaymie, with community members, will make sculptural works resembling bumblebee nests using hand-made nettle fibre rope and coiling of pine needles and wild grasses at Kelowna’s Brent’s Grist Mill Heritage Park Pollinator Pasture. For more information contact beedeckingkelowna@gmail.com