Date(s) - Mar 3, 2018
Linn County Fair and Expo Center
3700 Knox Butte Rd
On Saturday, March 3, the Linn County Master Gardeners will host their fourth annual BEEvent Pollinator Conference at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany. The theme of the conference is “Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Landscape in your Home Garden.”
Linda Hardison of OregonFlora and her colleague Dennis Albert will address specific ways to make pollinators welcome. While planting diversity is a good start, botanical data tells us why it matters which plants we choose. Learn how to design your pollinator garden and find out what works in the Willamette Valley.
Also on the program will be Master Gardener Rich Little, entomologist extraordinaire, who will share his research into non-food source amenities for pollinators. Do you know where bees sleep at night? Learn how to create a sustainable environment in your yard for native pollinators, plus ways that we may be making our yard an unfriendly place for bees. Learn hardscaping techniques that help pollinators be more successful.
Ranee Webb and Susan Morton, mason bee midwives, will talk about the life cycle of one of Oregon’s native super-pollinators, the mason bee. They will explain how to attract them to your yard by providing appropriate plants, habitat and year-round care. Mason bee cocoons and nesting materials will be for sale, along with books and a variety of vendors with related merchandise.
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