Linking Pollination and Traditional Knowledge

Exploring the connection between Aboriginal culture and pollination is the focus of a SWCC workshop on Wednesday 5 June at Barrabup Pool near Nannup.

Wadandi/Pibulmun cultural custodian Iszaac Webb of the Undalup Association will share his traditional ecological knowledge and understanding of the location with participants.

SWCC project manager Wendy Wilkins said the organisation was excited to have engaged Mr Webb for this free outdoor workshop, which will also explore the benefits of revegetation using insect-friendly plants.

SWCC is currently examining the relationship between beneficial insects and on-farm production and is working with a Balingup orchardist and a Boscabel canola farmer.

“This work will guide species selection for revegetation with the aim of improving food and habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects. Mr Webb’s knowledge will help us understand the role of pollinators and how critical they are to food production,” Mrs Willkins added.

Mr Webb said he was very happy to be sharing his traditional ecological knowledge of the Barrabup Pool area on Wadandi Boodja.

“Sharing my knowledge with interested people and helping them understand the environment is so important so we can protect and preserve it,” Mr Webb said.

The workshop is supported by SWCC through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

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