Beneficial insects perform a myriad of ecosystem services around us, the most visible being pollinating flowers and controlling
pest insects, but they also eat weed seeds, aerate soil and numerous other tasks that are essential to a healthy ecosystem.
In this class we will talk about planting, managing and creating for optimum beneficial insect habitat. We will cover what
plant families and species are most helpful to plant, how to manage them for maximum habitat potential and wrap up by creating
our own native bee nesting blocks and bundles, all from recycled materials! (These blocks and bundles make nice gifts for insect
/ ecology minded friends and family). Each person will go home with minimum one block and one bundle, but if time and materials allow
you could make several. If you have a electric drill or hand pruners , please bring them along, tools will also be provided.
6:30 - Gather for potluck refreshments (bring a snack or beverage to share and your own potluck kit [plate/napkin/cup/utensils] for a zero waste event. Coffee and tea provided.
7:00 Presentation and workshop begins
8:30 Closing and breakdown