Bee Garden Workshop

October 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bee Garden Workshop

Our newest workshop at Sonoma Garden Park, exploring the garden world of bees, offers a blend of science, horticulture and conservation. Bee expert Jaime Pawelek of the Urban Bee Lab (UC Berkeley), will instruct on the benefits of attracting native bees and the importance of providing a biodiverse habitat for them.

Lecture will be followed by Q & A and then a walk through the garden to identify native bees and hear Pawelek’s bee stories. Participants will learn about the newly installed Bee Garden, including the plants chosen for it. Participants will help augment the
garden with additional plantings while learning a number of important gardening lessons, such as correct planting time/season, planting method, spacing, plant type, and irrigation.

Register today to hold your spot!

For information call 707-996-0712 ext. 111 or email


Jaime Pawelek has a B.S. from UC Berkeley in Conservation and Resource Studies with a focus on Restoration Ecology. She worked in the urban bee lab for 2 years after graduating, then worked in Florida studying native bees, gopher tortoises, and beach mice for 3 years. She is now back with the bee lab assisting with bee identification, field sampling in urban and farm sites, and enjoys working in the experimental bee garden at the Oxford Tract. She also enjoys cooking with her husband and hiking with their dog, Bandit.