Monday, August 20, 2012

Bug Hotels on the Richmond Cultural Centre Rooftop Garden

 I spent a lovely morning working with talented artisans at the garden on the roof of the Richmond Cultural Centre. These imaginative students made beautiful bug hotels to take home and put in their gardens.

 They gave their hotels names and thought about which clientele they might host. We discussed the important roles bugs perform in our gardens.

 I taught them how to use the end of the paintbrush to scratch through the wet paint to reveal the dry paint underneath.

This hotel has a handy dandy elevator.

We added bamboo sticks for the insects who make nests in the hollow stems of plants. Finally we took a tour around the garden to see if we could find some bugs to tell about our hotels.

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