Events

Pollinator Weekend

June 3rd and 4th, 2017

Did you know that pollinators are crucial to human health and the health of the whole planet? Pollinators are insects and animals (like bats) that eat and gather pollen from flowers and then distribute that pollen to other flowers to help them create fruit, like apples, tomatoes and blueberries. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of plants that depend on pollinating insects and animals to help them spread their pollen. Without their help we would have many fewer fruits and vegetables to eat.

We want to celebrate pollinators and teach everyone about how important they are and how all of us can help them to thrive.

We’ll have project stations set-up in the nursery. Make a pollinator porch pot with pollinator-friendly plants. Learn how to plan and plant with pollinator-friendly trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals in you own landscape. Do you know what native plants to plant for a beautiful, practical and pollinator friendly yard?

We’ll have bee and pollinator habitats and teach you how to use them to attract pollinators to your yard. There will be selfie stations and photo opps, refreshments and games with prizes.

Meet our backyard chickens and have all your questions answered.

 

Butterfly and Butterfly Bush!

 

 

Bees on Joe-Pye Weed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Chickens

We are interested in your feed-back. If there are workshops you would like to see us to do, let us know. We are always open to your suggestions.