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Growing for Pollinators
10th Annual Garden Symposium

Carole Sevilla Brown, William Cullina and Dr. Frank Drummond

Includes continental breakfast and box lunch from the Kitchen Garden Café

Maine's bird and insect pollinators are crucial to the life cycle of most flowering plants - in the wild, in our home gardens, and in agriculture. Discover the intricate interdependencies between flowers and their butterfly, beetle, moth, bee, wasp and hummingbird pollinators. Learn the challenges facing them - and how you can help by making ecologically sound choices in your garden selections and tending methods. Hear about the scientific research striving to better understand Maine pollinators and their needs. Gathering conservation and research biologists and horticulturists, this timely and information-packed symposium is a must for all thoughtful gardeners.

First, Executive Director, horticulturist, and author William Cullina will unveil amazing ecological partnerships in his lecture and images of "Conjugal Partners: The Co-evolution of Flowers and their Pollinators."

Next, conservation biologist and author of "Ecosystem Gardening" Carole Sevilla Brown will describe issues facing pollinators and suggest practical ways to help in her lecture "Attracting Pollinators to Your Maine Garden."

Finally, Dr. Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology at the University of Maine, will share his research on sustaining and encouraging native bees, which have been declining due to parasites, pesticides, and habitat loss, in "The Bees of Maine: Getting to Know Them and Their Habits."
Single class scheduled on 6/20/2014 at 10:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 100.00 ea.

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