Why a Pollinator Workshop?
Pollination is an ecological service that is essential for the reproduction of 85% of the world’s flowering plants, including plants that comprise one third of our human diet. The animals we depend on for this service, the insect pollinators, are in serious decline with many on the brink of extinction. During this workshop, you will learn why the declines are occurring and some pollinator biology to help you understand what and how you can help bring back the pollinators.
This is the second of two pollinator workshops offered by Nourish. The Nourish Pollinator 2 Workshop will begin in the RCS Empowers building (1607 Geele Ave.) at 10 am. The first workshop was earlier this spring where participants planted annual and perennial pollinator plants within the Nourish gardens.
The Pollinator 2 Workshop will end with time to assess the current state of pollinator resources at the Educational Urban Farm and plant a pollinator specific seed mix in a section of the gardens. All of the hands-on activities are strategies you can use to build pollinator habitat at your properties, schools, and workplaces.
All are welcome to join us and learn, from curious neighbors to the gardeners, farmers, or future naturalists. Plant and insect ecologist Carrie Caselton Lowe, will have some tips you can use to help support pollinators by enhancing their habitat around your home and community.
Register today as space is limited!
Family friendly! Donations are welcome (suggested $10). Not required!
More information about pollinators and how to help: http://www.xerces.org/bringbackthepollinators/