Backyard Bees for Beginners
Saturday April 9th, 2-4 pm
Location: 1451 Grant St (just two blocks from Vic High, right in Fernwood
Always wanted to keep bees but feeling a bit daunted by getting started? Just plain interested in how these indispensable little pollinators do their stuff?
John DeFayette of the Capital Region Beekeepers Association will be taking us on a tour of his backyard hives and giving the full lowdown on how to get started keeping bees. This is a great opportunity to see how easily bees can be integrated into urban back yards, and to learn how to set up your own bee colony!
DIY Biodiesel Conversions
Saturday April 23, 2-4 pm
Location: Compost Ed Centre Strawbale Building 1216 North Park St
We all know it’s more sustainable to bike, walk, or take transit, but for those times when you have to drive, wouldn’t it be rad to reduce your carbon footprint and save money as well? At this workshop, learn how to modify your vehicle to run on used vegetable oil! It’s a surprisingly simple process, and you don’t need to be a hardcore mechanic to make it happen.
Brett has done a number of biodiesel conversions, most notably an old school bus that was rigged up to take several bands on tour. He made it from B.C. to Quebec with a lot of visits to restaurants to collect used oil and very few gas station stops — a pretty impressive record. He will take you through the steps to make veggie oil fueled transport a reality in your life.