|Clement Kent as MC at Dufferin Grove Pollinator Party|
|building a pollinator nest box|
One of those collaborative activities happened on May 29th at Dufferin Grove Park, where I collaborated with sound artist Sarah Peebles, poet Stephen Humphrey, artificer extraordinaire Rob Cruickshank, bee researchers Sheila Colla and Scott MacIvor and Laurence Packer, landscaper and Park staffer Rachel Weston, and many members of the public to stage a Pollinator Party.
This multi-media, arts and science and gardening event had displays about pollinators, workshops on building artistic pollinator nest sites, poetry readings, and the inaugural planting of a Children's Pollinator Garden in the Dufferin Grove Park.
|one of the youngest workshop participants with her mom|
|Nest box (Sarah Peebles) and poetry(Stephen Humphrey)|
The Party was a joy to be in - lot's of folks from many walks of life in the spring sun to celebrate pollinators!
|stereo poetry reading|
The Stereo Poetry reading was a fantastic sound collage - sorry, I've misplaced the two readers' names, send me a comment and we'll update the blog.
|Stephen Humphrey reading to musical accompaniment|
Stephen is far too modest about his poetry - he's writer-in-residence with the CanPolin Canadian Pollinator Initiative. Check out his comments and photography at his cleverly named (but of course, he's a poet!) blog.
|some very creative bees nest were made!|
|a satisfied nest designer - we aim to please bees!|
|Rachel Weston and children plant pollinator garden|