Here at Ignatius Jesuit Centre we love our bees, butterflies, flies, and beetles that do the very important work of pollinating our farm crops, community gardens, and flowering plants on the property. Eighty percent of flowering plants require pollinators, and the value of pollinators cannot be understated; pollinator species are in decline worldwide, and one of the factors contributing to this decline is habitat loss.
To help combat this habitat loss, and to show our awareness and appreciation for our pollinator species, the land crew is excited to announce that this fall, in collaboration with Pollination Guelph, we will be planting a 1500 square foot demonstration pollinator garden next to Loyola House.
The demonstration Pollinator garden will showcase plants that are beneficial to the native pollinators as well as honey bees. The garden will provide sources of food, shelter, nesting and overwintering sites for the many pollinators found on the Ignatius land.
Presented by Ignatius Jesuit Centre and Pollination Guelph, we invite you to come and plant a 1500 square foot demonstration pollinator garden by Loyola House.
The cost is free, however, registration is required as space is limited.
To register, contact Jaye Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-993-6366.