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Pollinator Workshop and Planting for Northampton Bee Week

BREAKING NEWS – Pollinator Workshop rescheduled to June 2, 6PM, due to rain.


On June 1 at 6pm, at the Grow Food Northampton Organic Community Garden, come hear about the importance of pollinators and learn ways to make your home or garden landscape a friendly place for the bees, butterflies, beetles, wasps, and flies we depend on. Pollinators are essential to our ecosystem – and to the production of many common crops grown at our community garden. But pollinators are increasingly under threat from pesticides and the loss of habitat to development.

Acclaimed local ecologist and author Elizabeth Farnsworth will offer a workshop on pollinator habitat. We will then install two new pollinator-friendly “meadow kits,” grown locally by New England Wildflower Society’s Nasami Farm in Whately, at our community garden. Space is limited, so please pre-register. We appreciate NEWS’s support, and encourage those interested in the topic to check out their classes, including one on May 28 on growing your own meadow.

This workshop was inspired by a request that we participate in Northampton Bee Week. We are happy to help spread the word and appreciate the support of the Piti Theatre in sponsoring Bee Weeks in our region and sharing a grant from New England Grassroots Environment Fund to support our event.

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