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Beautiful Butterflies and other Beneficial Be(e)ings

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Beautiful Butterflies and other Beneficial Be(e)ings

Time: March 25, 2017 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Yandina Community Garden
Street: Cnr North & Farrell
City/Town: Yandina
Website or Map: http://yandinacommunitygarden…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: YCG
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2017

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25th March – Beautiful Butterflies and other Beneficial Be(e)ings with Helen Schwencke (9.30am)


Introducing people to a whole new “meaning of life” through connecting people with nature, especially insects and with growing food for biodiversity is Helen Schwencke’s passion. She organises Woodfordia’s Butterfly Project and is co-author of Create More Butterflies. Beautiful Butterflies and other beneficial beings is a presentation about integrating a love of butterflies, native bees and larval life-forms into your gardens, parks and vege patches and how increasing your local species diversity of small creatures can work for you. Learn ways to increase biodiversity in our local places and spaces, and about amazing ecological relationships and how to make them our allies.
Cost: $5 Non-Members, Gold coin for Members, Free to Regular Volunteers
Duration 2 hours. Bookings are NOT required.


Fantastic Book Offer!



Two books published by Helen Schwencke's company Earthling Enterprises are being offered by YCG at great prices due to Helen's generosity.
Create More Butterflies (Frank Jordan & Helen Schwencke)
YCG Members - $21, Non-Members $28 (RRP $34)
Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping (John Klumpp)
YCG Members - $21, Non-Members $28 (RRP $35)

Books to be pre-ordered & pre-paid by 22nd March.
Direct Deposit to YCG Bank account:
BSB 633-000, Acct No 158794040, Yandina Community Gardens Inc
(include your name in the transaction details).
Notify YCG of your order/payment by Please provide your name, telephone number/s, email address, number/title(s) of books ordered and amount of money deposited into YCG bank account. Please let us know if you are a YCG Member.
Books can be collected from YCG on day of workshop.

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on February 27, 2017 at 7:36

Both books are excellent, written and published locally.

Comment by Lissa on February 27, 2017 at 7:12

These are the two books on offer. 

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