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2017 Workshops & Events

Please check back regularly for updates!

CANCELLED | Native Bee Share

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this workshop. Please check the website in Spring 2018 for the new workshop schedule. Thank you.

Saturday, October 14th | 1-3 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park | FREE

Join us to learn about some of the native bees that live in GreenUP Ecology Park. Help us harvest cocoons and prepare Bee Hotels for our Native Bee Share program. Free, all ages welcome.

GreenUP Native Bee Share Program is a local Citizen Science program encouraging community members to monitor native bee activity by building and providing cavity nesting “Bee Hotels” in our greenspaces, and backyards. Participants will monitor the residents in their Bee Hotels throughout the seasons. We will then share results – and bees!  We are able to better to monitor native bee numbers, nesting patterns, pests, and diseases while we steward and restore pollinator habitat.

 Autumn Little Tree Sale

October 15th, 2017| 10 am – 4 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park – Fundraiser

Fall is a great time to plant trees before they go dormant for the winter. The Ecology Park nursery has some great deals on trees and shrubs that are ideal to plant during the fall. Prices start at only $1!

 Beginner Fruit Tree Care Certification

ONLINE anytime | $120 – Registration Required

Get on the path to becoming a fruit tree expert with Orchard People’s online workshop that guides you through the basics of fruit tree care and cultivation and includes 8 hours of video, and e-book instruction. Upon completion, get a FREE fruit tree (up to a $60 value) from GreenUP Ecology Park.

For extra savings, be sure to use our 10% off code : GreenUp2016

Annual Ecology Park Spring Plant & Veggie Sale

Sunday, May 21st | 12 – 4 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park – Fundraiser

This is our biggest sale of the year and the official opening of the GreenUP Ecology Park’s Garden Market! Come and support our park programs with purchases of quality veggies, seedlings, and a large variety of wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees which thrive in our region of Ontario and provide important habitat for wildlife and pollinators. Check out our catalogue of species online for a list of prices and descriptions of species available throughout the Garden Market season.

C’est Chaud Pizza will be at this event, once again serving delicious wood fired pizzas made with local ingredients.

Blessing of the Bees

Sunday, April 23rd | 1-2 pm, GreenUP Ecology Park | FREE

Calling all bee lovers! Join us in our annual Blessing of the Bees. We will be sharing thoughts, poems, and offerings for the health and abundance of these ancient beings.

Our Bee Blessing will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the GreenUP Ecology Park meadow, as we open our European honeybee hive for an early spring blessing.

Build Your Own Bee Hotel | Intro to Bees and The Environment

Sunday, April 16th | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, The Endeavour Centre, 910 High Street, Ptbo. | $125

Join GreenUP and The Endeavour Centre for a 1-day workshop where you will deepen your understanding of  crucial native pollinators & leave with a bee hotel that you can hang up at home!  This is one of many steps you can take to support the revival of important pollinators. Register with The Endeavour Centre online!

Did you know that Ontario is home to 400 species of native bees that carry out pollination services to our backyard gardens and urban forests? 30% of native Ontario bees nest in cavities, hollow twigs or stems, and similar hidden spaces throughout our neighbourhoods.

Installing native bee houses in urban landscapes, lovingly referred to as ‘Bee and Bees’ or ‘Bee Hotels’ provide critical support for native bees to thrive and continue to pollinate our local flowering plants and food crops.

Be sure to also join GreenUP for the Native Bee Share Event on October 14th!

Seedy Sunday

Sunday, March 12th | noon – 5 pm, George Street United Church, Ptbo.

Join GreenUP Ecology Park at Seedy Sunday – the perfect place to get inspired for Spring.

Come out to get all the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to get growing this season. There will be an incredible diversity of vegetables, flowers, and herbs available for sale. Check out the plethora of community groups showcasing the great work they do with informative hands-on workshops and the ever popular Seed Exchange Area where you can trade seed with other gardeners & learn more about seed saving. Check out the NourishProject for more info.

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2017 GreenUP Community Beekeeping Program – Registration – CLOSED FOR THE 2017 SEASON
Registration for the 2017 season will open online and in person on February 25, 2017

$225 / participant (10 x hive visits, includes personal hive tool and veil!)

This exciting program is entering its second year! The GreenUP Community Beekeeping Program promotes pollinator stewardship in Peterborough through the education and planting of pollinator-friendly habitats, as well as assisting in the stewardship of GreenUP’s honeybee colonies. Participation in this program will be offered through a seasonal membership and drop in OPEN HIVE! days for the community to assist in the stewardship of our hives and gain hands on experience working with honeybees. All beekeeping equipment will be provided by GreenUP and hive checks will be conducted with our beekeeping staff.

Please email if you would like to be added to our mailing list for upcoming GreenUP Community Beekeeping Program information. For more info about bee keeping in Ontario, visit the Ontario Beekeeping Association at

GreenUP Community Beekeeping Program – Terms of Reference

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