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Save the 3 Bs (Bees, Butterflies and Beneficials): Workshop June 6
June 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$50
Presented by the Kerr Center of Sustainable Agriculture
Registation required by May 28.
Learn what you can do in your yard or garden to save the 3Bs– Bees, Butterflies, and Beneficials— at a workshop on Saturday, June 6, from 9-3, at the Kerr Center near Poteau.
Anne Stine from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Kerr Center staff will cover:
- how to identify pollinators and pollinator plants
- how to incorporate pollinator-friendly plants into a home landscape, garden, ranch, or farm
- what to know about beneficial insects and how to plant for them
- what to plant (host and nectar plants) for monarch butterflies
Participants will get outside to see pollinators and habitat on the Kerr Ranch, organic vegetable garden and office landscape.
They will also receive a packet of resources. Included will be the 2014 book Farming with Native Beneficial Insects from the Xerces Society, with full color photos of good bugs and lots of ideas for plantings.
In addition, attendees will get the Kerr Center’s just published full color guidebook Native Plants for Native Pollinators in Oklahoma, which has gathered information on Oklahoma’s native plants and pollinators in one publication, and other educational resources to take home.
Lunch, drinks and snacks provided.
Space is limited, so register early.
Pre-registration required by May 28. Cost: $50 per person; $25 for spouse or child from the same family. Families will receive one set of resources. (Cancel by that date to receive a refund.)
Register online using PayPal or credit card (see below) or print out registration form and return to Kerr Center.