Pollinators Workshop with Portland Fruit Tree Project

Pollinators Workshop with Portland Fruit Tree Project

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/16/2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood
Exact location provided to those who register --Portland

Pollinators!
Sunday February 16th, 10:00am-1:00pm
NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood

Pollinators serve an important role in our local food web. More specifically, we need them in order for our fruit trees to produce bountiful fruit sets! In this hands-on workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of bee-keeping, learn about the life of bees, how to construct mason bee habitats, and which plants are favorable for attracting pollinators. For the hands-on portion of this workshop, we’ll be cleaning mason bee cocoons and assembling mason bee habitats that will be installed at our 2014 Community Orchard sites. Additionally, every participant will get to take home some mason bee cocoons, paper tubes for starter bee homes, and pollinator friendly flower seeds.

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided at the event.

Follow this link to register: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=952&reset=1

About the instructor:
Jen Davis has raised native Mason bees for eleven years; they help pollinate the sixteen kinds of fruits, (along with many of her family’s vegetables), which she grows in her suburban yard. She teaches classes on Mason bees throughout the NW region, and is the co-founder of Bee Friendly Portland, an organization working at the neighborhood level to help raise awareness of ways to protect and support wild and managed pollinators. Jen also currently serves as Vice-President of KBOO 90.7 FM Community Radio Board of Directors.

The location address and other details will be provided after you register.

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