Posts Tagged: native plants

Native bees in the garden.

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Ms. Fisher’s talk “Native Bees in the Garden” will discuss our wild native bees from a gardener’s perspective. Everyone knows how important honey bees are for pollination, but native bees are even more important, especially in the garden.Topics will include the differences between native bees and honey bees, their life cycles, what they like for habitat,… Read more »

Interview with C. Colston Burrell

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Wonderful interview–a complex definition of what is native; tongue in cheek discussion about why “retirement is bad for the environment” (an argument for those untended areas in your manicured gardens/yards are essential); Dr. Burrell’s “hyper-ecological aggregator” garden; pest pressures in gardens that lack diversity, etc.

Children and School Gardens

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It is often said of both children and gardens that to have them is to show hope for the future.  Some area teachers, parents, and organizations are demonstrating this hope two-fold as they plan outdoor learning classrooms that have wildlife habitat gardens as centerpieces.  Outdoor learning is gaining momentum across the nation, recently led by… Read more »