'Hand Pollination by Chinese Farmers' by Mariann Fercsik

This event has now been CANCELLED since Mariann has recently taken a job in China and will be unable to join us.

Mariann hopes to join us for 2025

A talk by Mariann Fercsik

Photogapher Mariann Fercsik tells the story of the farmers of Hanyuan County in Sichan Province, China and their reliance on hand pollination of pears crops.

Over use of pesticides in the area has destroyed native bee colonies and forced local beekeepers to relocate colonies outside of cultivated areas. Local farmers were forced to begin experimenting with hand pollination of their fruit orchards.

Mariann Fercsik is a Hungarian -British photographer based in London.

She is renowned for her environmental documentary projects which she approaches with a contemporary twist.

Her work mainly focuses on social and environmental issues, in the past years she is more and more drawn to projects that investigates climate change and its effect on various tribes and communities.

The evening will include a plant sale of both common,  rare and unusual plants grown by Surrey Group Members, a raffle and the opportunity to enter the 'Flower of the Meeting Competition'. 

Doors open 7:00pm talk starts 7:30pm

Refreshments will be available.

If you are unable to join us physically in Cobham but would like to join us this talk will be given via Zoom.  An invitation will be sent out to all Surrey Group Members for whom we hold an email address a few days before the talk.  If you are not a Surrey Group Member, but would like to join us for the talk, it is available for free to all Plant Heritage members and a suggested donation of £5 to the Surrey Group for non-members. 

If you would like to join us via Zoom or would like some further information please contact us at surreyph@gmail.com

Event Start Date 11 April 2024 7.01pm
Event End Date 11 April 2024 9.30pm
Cost Free to Plant Heritage Members £5 suggested donation to non-members
Event Location Zoom or at St. Andrew's Church Hall, Churchgate House, Downside Road
KT11 3EJ
Event Contact David Ford
Telephone 07879 443606
Contact surreyph@gmail.com

© David Ford

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