The 150 Gardens project was a success! As of September 1, 2017, 175 gardens (private and public) had been entered and spatially validated. Spatial validation assured that each garden would show up on a Google map. The full flowers are public gardens (parks, churches, schools); the half flowers are private.
This year’s fund raiser: we made starter seed kits for new or expanded pollinator gardens, comprised of seven pollinator-friendly seeds: Borage, Bachelor Buttons, Calendula, Cosmos, Mexican Sunflower, Bee Balm and Zucchini. Each is described in a beautifully illustrated guide and planting instructions are included.
We are busy planning the weekend visit of Mark L. Winston, author of Beetime: Lessons from the Hive, May 5-6. Plans include a book signing of his newest book: Listening To The Bees (reserve a copy), a talk by him at Market Hall, guided pollinator garden walks, and a dialog summit with him.
So save those dates – May 5th and 6th, 2018!