Loading Events
  • This event has passed.
Many pollinator species have suffered serious declines in recent years. It’s a serious problem for all of us since pollinators are responsible for the pollination of 80% of all flowering plants, and at least 30% of the food that we eat.  Unfortunately, most of our landscapes offer little in the way of appropriate habitat and forage. With simple strategies, you can attract and support not just bees, but an array of pollinators that have different requirements. Learn how to create a Pollinator Victory Garden to help win the war on pollinator decline.

On June 11 and 12, 2018, the Adirondack Pollinator Project is sponsoring two free public lectures by Kim Eierman, an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants.  Kim’s lecture is titled, “The Pollinator Victory Garden: Winning the War on Pollinator Decline.”

Just in time for the growing season, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to create habitat for pollinators in their own backyards. After the lecture, a one-hour reception will give guests the chance to ask questions and begin planning their own pollinator gardens. Free packet of wildflower seeds will be distributed and there will be a limited supply of pollinator plants for sale.

The Adirondack Pollinator Project was created by AdkAction in 2016 in collaboration with The Wild Center, The Lake Placid Land Conservancy, and Common Ground Gardens.  The mission of the project is to build understanding about the global and local importance of pollinators, and to empower people to take individual and collective action to help pollinators thrive.

Many pollinator species have suffered serious declines in recent years. It’s a serious problem for all of us since pollinators are responsible for the pollination of 80% of all flowering plants, and at least 30% of the our food.  Unfortunately, most of our landscapes offer little in the way of appropriate pollinator habitat and forage. With simple strategies, a homeowner can attract and support not just bees, but an array of pollinators that have different requirements. Learn how to create a Pollinator Victory Garden to help win the war on pollinator decline.

 


About Our Guest:

Kim Eierman is the Founder of EcoBeneficial, and teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center in NY, and at Rutgers Home Gardeners School.  She is an active speaker nationwide on many ecological gardening topics, presenting for industry conferences, “green events,” Master Gardener groups, garden clubs, nature centers, Audubon Society chapters, beekeeping groups, and other organizations interested in environmental improvements.  In addition to being a Certified Horticulturist through the American Society for Horticultural Science, Kim is a Master Gardener, a Master Naturalist, an Accredited Organic Landcare Professional, a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center, and a member of the Garden Writers Association.