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Bee Sustainable is a 2-day live-in workshop that will provide participants with the fundamental tools for creating pollinator-friendly gardens in Malta. One of FoE Malta’s causes is to raise awareness on the importance of pollinators (such as honey bees, bumble bees, solitary bees, butterflies & moths), and create garden spaces that provide food and shelter for them. In this 2-day activist camp we will go through the basics of the importance of environmental sustainability & looking at systems holistically through a permaculture mind-set, pollinator species and the vital role they play in the ecosystem, how we can create bee-friendly areas by growing specific plants and creating bee-accommodation, and means through which we work together to create pockets of bee-friendly areas in different localities in Malta and Gozo.
Previous knowledge base is not required, however an overall interest in learning about pollinators, and a desire to propagate the concept of creating pollinator-friendly areas, whether in private or public spaces is required.
Day 1: Friday 1st December at 19:00
We will be welcoming participants to the space that we will be inhabiting for 2-days for the camp.
Day 2: Saturday 2nd December
Session 1: Permaculture and Sustainability, taking action and driving change, why we need to collaborate to create pollinator friendly areas.
Session 2: Introduction to pollinators and their importance in the ecosystem. Issues that pollinators are facing. Plants to grow each season that bees need for nectar and pollen. Visit to an apiary. Creation of a Bee-hotel.
Session 3: Creating a pollinator friendly area in our communities. Group exercises to discuss how pollinator friendly areas can be created in our localities and work through the processes required to do so. Participants are encouraged to think of spaces and ways of creating pollinator-friendly areas in different localities.
Day 3: Sunday 3rd December
Session 4: Visit to a site in which a bee-friendly garden will be created. We will go through the process of designing the pollinator friendly area and setting up the garden space.
Session 5: An action pack will be presented and we will work through the material in the pack and how it can be used so that we can create pollinator areas in different spaces.
The workshop will end with a communal dinner at 18:00 on Sunday.
This workshop is part of a series for the School of Sustainability Projects (financed by the European Commission) which allows FoE Malta to implement informal educational activities to develop mindsets based on the principles of sustainability and trigger action for environmental protection and social justice. More information on School of Sustainability can be accessed via the following link: