7th Annual Gardening Green Expo - “Planting for Pollinators”

Kennedy’s Country Gardens
85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
Scituate , MA

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Helping pollinators is one of the easiest ways to make a difference in our environment. Even the smallest piece of land, window box or container garden can help support pollinators. Join us and learn all about what you can do to help pollinators!This is a FREE event and is family friendly, so plan to bring the kids! You can stroll through Greenhouse 4 and visit with vendors of products and services that will help you get the best out of your garden and lawn. There will also be talks by local experts and environmental organizations (stay tuned for topics and times). In conjunction with the expo, NSRWA will be taking orders for rain barrels and composters again this year.

The theme for this year is “Planting for Pollinators”. Pollinators are necessary for 75% of our major food crops as well as provide a vital food source for birds and other animals. Many flowering plants depend on pollinators such as bees, moths, flies, butterflies, ants, bats, beetles, birds, and wasps to transfer pollen for fruit reproduction. Unfortunately, populations are declining worldwide due to the loss or degradation of habitat, the use of pesticides, and a changing climate.

Speakers
10:00    Barbara Passero and Jean Devine    Meadowscaping for Biodiversity    Saving the Planet Starts in Your Backyard: How to Garden with Native Plants to Help Pollinators, Birds and Your Community
11:00    Katie Banks Hone    The Monarch Gardener    Saving the Monarch, One Yard at a Time
12:00    Ken Pearl    Magical Moon Farm bee keeper    The Importance of Pollinators and What We Can Do for Them
1:00     Suzanne Mahler    SuzanneMahler.com    Creating a Garden for Pollinators
2:00     Blake Dinius    Plymouth County Entomologist    Little Bee, Big World: Challenges of Solitary Native Bees
3:00    Jon Belber    Friends of Holly Hill Farm    Planting Organic, Big and Small

This FREE expo is sponsored by the WaterSmart program, North and South Rivers Watershed Association and Kennedy’s Country Gardens. 

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