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Pollinator Workshops 2019

Gardening for Pollinators: Saturday March 16th 2019

Due to the high demand of this course, we will be offering 2 sessions:

Session 1: 11:00am-2:00pm

Session 2: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Workshop to be presented by Devra He’ui Kitterman, retired owner/operator of He’ui Horticultural Services for 27 years, who has continued her passion for plants, wildlife, and environmental issues by becoming a beekeeper and advocate for pollinators and habitat conservation.
The Workshop will be held at:

Maryland Agricultural Resource Council
1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Cost: This workshop is free, but a $10 donation to benefit the pollinator plantings at MARC is greatly appreciated!

Topics to be discussed:

– What is Stewardship?
– What is a pollinator?
– The current status of bees and other pollinators.
– What do bees like and need?
– Attracting and Observing Pollinators
– Creating Beneficial Pollinator Habitat
– Preparing Soil
– Making Plant Choices for Limited Space
– Deer-Proof Planting
– Light exposure and why it’s important
– Secrets of Mulch
– Providing Water for pollinators
– Chemicals and The Lawn Industrial Complex
– Where is your honey coming from?

Handouts will be provided.
This event will be held indoors, no need for any gear, but bring a sweater as the room can be chilly. You also may want to bring a pen to take notes.

Please RSVP here:

Come by early or stay late and have lunch on the farm!
Keep an eye out for future workshop dates!