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UNIBUG: Engaging Bugs, Engaging People

Community volunteers working together with college staff to learn how to attract predatory and parasitic insects into urban gardens

UNIBUG: Engaging Bugs, Engaging People

The User Network for Insect Biology in the Urban Garden (UNIBUG) is a Douglas College project that helps urban gardeners manage insect pests without using chemical pesticides. Community volunteers are working together with college staff to learn how to attract predatory and parasitic insects into urban gardens. These beneficial insects provide sustainable pest management by feeding on pests that harm garden plants. More information on this project can be found at:
UNIBUG: Engaging Bugs, Engaging People

 

Keywords:

Topic - Sustainable Gardening

Audience - Urban Gardners

Location - Metro Vancouver, British Columbia

Goals - Community Engagement, Education, Research

Other - Citizen Science, Public Participation in Scientific Research (PPSR)

 

Collaborators:

 Institute of Urban Ecology

 Douglas College

 

Contacts:

 Dr. Veronica Wahl, Projects and Programs Manager, Douglas College email Dr. Veronica Wahl

   604-527-5522

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