2016 Workshop: Gardening for Pollinator Conservation

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UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

155 Research Rd.

Quincy, FL 32351

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What: Gardening for Pollinator Conservation

When: Thursday, October 13, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Where: University of Florida/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. Located just north of I-10 Exit 181, 3 miles south of Quincy, off Pat Thomas Highway, SR 267.

Cost: $15 per person

For more information, contact: Gary Knox, gwknox@ufl.edu; 850.875.7105

Thanks to our Sponsors!

  • Florida Native Plant Society – Magnolia Chapter
  • Gardening Friends of the Big Bend, Inc.
  • Mail-Order Natives
  • University of Florida/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

Vendors selling plants include:

  • Gardening Friends of the Big Bend, Inc. (non-profit volunteer group supporting Gardens of the Big Bend at NFREC)
  • Native Nurseries
  • Tallahassee Nurseries

Exhibitors include:

  • Florida Native Plant Society – Magnolia Chapter

Also thanks to our organizing committee: Will Sheftall and Mark Tancig, Leon Co. Extension; Arlo Kane, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission; Judy Biss, Calhoun Co. Extension; Holly Ober and Gary Knox, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center; Shep Eubanks, Gadsden Co. Extension; and Ray Bodrey, Gulf Co. Extension.


Schedule:

8:30 a.m.

Registration opens

9:00a.m.

Welcome

Will Sheftall and Gary Knox

9:10a.m.

Pollinator Conservation – an Introduction

Arlo Kane, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

9:50am.

Pollination Strategies

Bill Boothe, Natural Encounters

10:30a.m.

Break and visit with vendors and exhibitors

10:50a.m.

Native pollinators

Josh Campbell, Ph.D., UF IFAS Department of Entomology and Nematology

11:35a.m.

Landscape Ecology and Pollinators Holly Ober, Wildlife Conservation and Ecology, UF/IFAS NFREC

12:20 p.m.

Lunch and visit with vendors and exhibitors

1:20p.m.

Plants for pollinators

Gary Knox, Environmental Horticulture, UF/IFAS NFREC

1:50p.m.

Split into two groups:

  • Bee Boxes and Habitat (Russell F. Mizell, III, on Back Porch)
  • Pollinator Plants: Tour of Gardens and discuss pollinator plants (Gary Knox, starting on Front Porch)
  • 20 min. each and then switch groups plus 20 min. to allow for moving between inside/outside and Garden/Back Porch

2:50 p.m.

Break and visit with vendors and exhibitors

3:15 p.m.

Milkweeds and monarch butterflies

Scott Davis, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

4:00 p.m.

Door prizes, CEUs, program evaluation

4:15 p.m.

Visit with vendors and exhibitors

5:00 p.m.

Thanks and safe travels!

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UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

155 Research Rd.

Quincy, FL 32351

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