Growing and nurturing honey plants / 7+ YEARS

Urban biodiversity is important for the conservation of different pollinator species such as bees and butterflies. In addition, plants in cities are of great importance in maintaining clean air and maintaining a moderate temperature. In cooperation with collective Krater, we are preparing a workshop for children between 8 and 14 years of age, where we will grow and nurture honey plants.

Under the mentorship of Sebastjan Kovač and Rok Oblak, the children will get to know the vegetation in cities, make pots from the biomass of invasive plants, wax them and plant new plants in them, which will be intended for feeding on wild pollinators.

Gorazd Trušnovec from the Urban Beekeepers' Association of Slovenia will make an introduction.

Before participating, we advise you to:

- protect children from mosquitoes
- children should come in sportswear and footwear, in case of rain we recommend raincoats.

Max. participants: 10
Prior knowledge required: none
Objective: to make pots from the biomass of invasive plants
Activities involved: getting to know plants and pollinators, making pots from invasive plant biomass  
Skills acquired: manual skills, basics of ecology
Materials: invasive plant biomass, soil, seeds
Tools: press, grinder, crusher, kettle
Authors and mentors: Sebastjan Kovač in Rok Oblak (collective Krater)
Co-production: Urban Beekeepers' Association of Slovenia