First Nations Harmony Gardens

The Harmony Garden at Humul chs’n – The Harmony Garden site, of the Squamish First Nations Community of Humul chs’n, located in the Lower Capilano region of the North Shore, will soon be starting their new Beekeeping Program!! The Harmony Garden Beekeeping project begins in January 2012, when the garden coordinators, Cease Wyss and Paul Lang, will be getting together with their young volunteers to assemble and decorate the equipment for their two new honeybee hives. The honey bees will be transferred to their new home in late February and will soon begin foraging and pollinating the flowers through-out the neighborhood.

This well established community garden is planted with a large variety of indigenous, pollinator attracting plants making it an excellent foraging habitat for many local bee species and the new honey bees. A new feature pond being built in the garden will provide the bees with a readily available source of water for cooling their hives during the hot summer months. Blue Orchard / Mason Bee nesting boxes are also present in this impressive urban garden and are being maintained each year by the dedicated volunteers.

Make a visit to the Harmony Garden at Humul chs’n for a tour and “Tea in the Garden” each Saturday between 10am and noon.

 

For more information about this community garden contact Cease Wyss at – Ceasefire66@gmail.com

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