Pollinators need you. You need pollinators.
Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals pollinate plants. This creates much of the food we eat! At the same time, they sustain our ecosystems. How? By helping plants reproduce.
Pollinators carry pollen from plant to plant. This enables plants to create seeds, berries, nuts, and more. Essentially — to reproduce. In addition to creating fruits, vegetables, nuts and ½ of the world’s oils, fibers and raw materials, plants prevent soil erosion and increase carbon sequestration!
This nearly invisible ecosystem service needs our attention and support. Learn more about pollination here: https://www.pollinator.org/pollinators.
We’d like to help you help the pollinators!
We can help you get your garden certified as “Pollinator Friendly” by the Penn State Extension Program. (Pennsylvania residents only). More details on the certification are located here.
Join us for a short orientation talk for getting your pollinator garden certified
We will have the literature and requirements available to help you select pollinator plants.
Thursday June 23 10 AM and 2 PM
Friday June 24 10 AM and 2 PM
Saturday June 25 10 AM and 2 PM
How to Find Pollinator Plants in the Nursery
Look for this friendly bee icon on our signs:
Another Way to Help Pollinators!
If you live in Pennsylvania, consider becoming part of the Keystone Pollinator Habitat program, which provides an opportunity for concerned citizens to plant pollinator habitat. More information can be found here.
Learn about the American Chestnut
Wednesday June 22 1 pm PLEASE REGISTER HERE
Join Steve Delp of The American Chestnut Foundation for a workshop on the history of the American Chestnut and what The American Chestnut Foundation is doing to help restore this majestic tree to its original range along the Appalachian Mountains.
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