Conversation with Lori Weidenhammer

Season One Episode Seven

Today’s episode was an absolute pleasure. Lori inhibits creativity with a playful curiosity and you’ll hear that loud and clear in this conversation. She has a very sweet relationship with nature and bees in particular. You’re in for a treat.

A little note about the recording: at one point of the conversation I get disconnected from Zoom and because I missed part of what Lori had said I ask her to repeat. When I tried to edit out this little bit my computer crashed – twice. It made me laugh and I’ve received it as an analogy of how my brain is processing these days – it lags, and crashes, and misses salient parts of conversations. So I stopped fighting with my computer (and my brain) and have left the glitchy bit in the recording. Selah.

About Lori

Lori is a Vancouver performance-based interdisciplinary artist and educator. She is the author of a book called Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees published by Douglas and MacIntyre. Lori works with students of all ages on eating locally and gardening for pollinators. On occasion, she likes to dress up in silly costumes and talk to bees.


Conversation with Lori Weidenhammer Crafted Connections

Show Notes

Lori’s Instagram
Lori’s blog

Lori is member-at-large director with Native Bee Society of British Columbia

Enflourage is a process that could be used to extract essential oil from the lovely lilac.

Lori read the poem Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Lori and I both live on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. We’re grateful.

Arthur Bomke, Soil Scientist

Brian Campbell, The Bee School

Lori is the author of Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees

Her new book is Feeding the Migration (Painted Lady) is a creative commons project with Light Factory Publications

My song on repeat is The Emperor’s New Clothes by Sinaed O’Connor

Lori’s song of repeat is Underneath the Stars written Kate Anna Rusby and performed by Voces8

The King’s Singers You are the New Day

Sheila Chandra, English pop singer of Indian ancestry

Kathleen Battle, opera singer

Ella Fitzgerald, jazz goddess who just wants her post-performance Ovaltine

“Go out for your flower power hour!” Lori’s rebel yell