Here is a link to a recent "Across the Fence" episode, with the second half on pollinator habitat, filmed at our farm, River Berry Farm. The first half is on Loon habitat and worth watching too!! Scroll to June 30th to view the segment on pollinators. https://www.uvm.edu/extension/atfence/?page_id=22
Sonya Kahlenberg wrote: " I wanted to write to thank you for supplying beautiful, healthy plants for our pollinator garden project at L'Ecole Française du Maine (French School of Maine) in South Freeport. The kids (Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade) had a fantastic time! They did everything from building the frame to putting in the dirt, compost, and plants. Students also learned about the important role pollinators play in the ecosystem and about the anatomy of flowers. We look forward to flowers and pollinators later this summer and expanding the garden next year! Here are some photos from the project."
Check out this cool project a club of kids in Westford VT have taken on. An open Lego funded project where they had to come up with a technological solution to a problem. They selected pollinator habitat as their project and now are one of 20 teams, selected from an initial pool of 30,000, to compete internationally. I met with them to lay out some initial ideas and they so ran with this!! Thought you might enjoy seeing this! They're fundraising for their trip and need help. Jane p.s. Please forward if you know of any folks that may be...
The Windsor Chapter of the UVM Extension Master Gardeners have scheduled a presentation, Bees and Beyond, at the Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford, VT for Saturday, September 9th, 2017. The presentation will be from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. followed by a tour of the homestead gardens. Mark you calendars if you will be in the area. Here's a link to the Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bees-beyond-attracting-pollinators-to-your-garden-tickets-33533249853
Transplanting Day for Northeast Pollinator Plants!! Let the season begin... Just love these plants and this work. Feed the bees!!