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!!
Winter still swirls in northern Vermont, but open any greenhouse door at River Berry Farm, the home of Northeast Pollinator Plants, and you're embraced in delightful warm, moist aromatic air. Yesterday was seeding day for the over 60 species of Northeast Pollinator Plants. Most of the seeds have spent the last two months in cold stratification, simulating wintry dormancy. The next few weeks of daily watering will come with a watchful eye. The first sight of green never fails to bring a smile and a sense of wonder that is a seed.
The Vermont Pollinator Protection Committee's (VPPC) final report has been compiled by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture to be reviewed the the VPPC then submitted to the House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry who will like develop bills to present to the Vermont Legislature. Please review and ask your representative to support, and as you see fit, go further!. The complete report is available as a link on Vermont Pollinator Protection Committee page on the Vermont Agency of Agriculture's as well as here: Vermont's Pollinator Committee: Report to the Vermont Legislature.