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The Power of Pollinators

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are thrilled to be able to parter with EcoAddendum’s founder, Pandra Williams, in a very special event at her Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm, located about half an hour east of Athens, GA.

In addition to growing over 100 species of Georgia native plants (from seeds she collects herself), Pandra has also become very well versed on the native bees that pollinate them. Flowers often have complicated flower structures that ensure bees provide efficient pollination services in return for the nectar they receive. Pandra’s fascinating presentation on the variety of bee species and how their intricate life cycles intertwine with those wildflowers on whom they depend, will enlighten your understanding of the beautiful complexities of the natural world.

From squash to blueberries, native bees are our best garden assistants. That buzzing sound tells us us bumble bees and  other species are pollinating our vegetables more effectively than honeybees. It only takes 250 native mason bees to pollinate 1 acre of apple orchard, while it takes 60,000-120,000 honey bees to do the same job! Managing our yards to include native plants for pollinators helps keep our ecosystem intact.

We’ll tour the wildflower nursery, then view Pandra’s pollinator presentation over lunch at the new post-and-beam Art Barn event space. We’ll also have an the option for an afternoon hike through the Beech Hollow’s 1o0-acre forest, and Pandra will share her vision for her new piedmont prairie project.

Limit 20 • Cost: $25 (includes BBQ lunch with veggie sides, vegetarian option also available) Note: Special offers on ½ tray & full trays of bee-friendly meadow and nectar plants will be available to Power of Pollinator guests.

To register click HERE  (RSVP by June 4) – Details and Directions sent to registered participants. 

A donation of $15 or more helps support our programs.

 

 

Details

Date:
June 9
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm