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Where Wild Meets Cultivated

JAY THIBERT, Special to The Standard

UXBRIDGE: Wild pollinators are important to plant reproduction generally but they are also integral to pollination of the agricultural products which we depend upon for balanced nutrition. North Durham Nature Club is hosting Susan Chan to describe that relationship, discuss some interesting examples of the strong relationship between wild pollinators and crops, and will outline some of the risks to pollinators of providing this service to us.

Susan Chan is a pollination biologist and agroecologist who focuses on the relationship between wild pollinators and crops. She is engaged in field research, informing government policy on pesticide use, conservation, and learning more about the natural history of ground-nesting solitary bees. Susan has a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the University of Guelph, a B.Ed. from Western University, and a B.Sc in Agriculture from McGill University. She lives in Peterborough County on a small farm that uses permaculture techniques to build harmony between the wild and the cultivated.

Join the ND Club at 7 p.m., at the Uxbridge Senior's Centre, at 75 Marietta Street in Uxbridge for Ms. Chan's presentation.

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