Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Creating Backyard Habitat for Pollinators

Kim EiermanOn June 11 and 12, 2018, the Adirondack Pollinator Project is set to host two free public lectures by Kim Eierman, an environmental horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants.

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.

Lectures are scheduled for June 11, at 6 pm at the Plattsburgh Wine Company, Plattsburgh, and June 12 at 6 pm at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake.

Many pollinator species have suffered declines in recent years. Pollinators are responsible for the pollination of 80% of all flowering plants, and at least 30% of the our food, but face declining habitat and forage. Homeowners can attract and support an array of pollinators.

The guest lecturer, Kim Eierman, teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center in NY, and at Rutgers Home Gardeners School. 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.

For more information about The Pollinator Project click here.

Photo of Kim Eierman provided.

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