Did you know one-third of the food we eat, including blueberries, apples, almonds and watermelon, will only bear fruit if pollinated by an animal such as bees and birds? Did you know over 75% of the world’s plants need animal pollination to set seed?
Pollinators are essential to our quality of life – both in the variety of food we eat and in the diversity of plants we enjoy.
The trend in pollinator populations is not encouraging, but gardeners can do a lot to help! Learn how to become a super great host to common pollinators in our area.
This class will highlight hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Discover how they live, what they need, and how to transform your home garden into a hospitable refuge for them.
Our speaker Sherry Sheng is an Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener who teaches for the award-winning 10-Minute University™ Program. She gardens at home, at a community garden, and manages a pollinator garden at a State Park.