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.
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.
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
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