Pollinator Workshop

When Apr 17, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Garden Commons at the Cultural Center
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-758-3834
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BIOL Native Plant Garden with BeeJoin us in UofL's organic garden for our final workshop of the semester!

We will be focusing on the topic of pollinators, specifically bees! Bees are an integral part of our ecosystem, especially within the garden. Without them, we wouldn't get the wonderful produce we cherish in our gardens and farms. We want to celebrate bees and the beautiful honey they make.

Our guest speaker will be Betsy Ramey from the Kentuckiana Beekeepers Association who will be bringing a part of a hive to show us a close and personal view of the function of bees. We will be discussing how to make a garden more pollinator-friendly.

Participants will get to taste some local honey and make wildflower seed bombs! Wildflower seed bombs are a composition of soil, seeds, and compost. When you throw it into any neglected landscape, it seeds the next generation of wildflowers that will grow to support the pollinators we depend upon. Participants will go home as guerilla gardeners, ready to fight for a better environment for our pollinators!

We have monthly workshops on specific topics but every Monday from 1-2pm we gather to work in the garden. Gloves and tools provided.

The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest!

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