Join us Monday August 12th at 10:00-11:30 am at the Lodi Library to learn about pollinator friendly gardening. Call 209-953-6100 prior to 8/9 to reserve your seat. The class is FREE.
The University of California CE Master Gardeners will talk about the various pollinators that visit our gardens and what we can do as gardeners to create a habitat that encourages them. Many of these plants’ blooms are nice to bring inside to enjoy (just make sure you leave lots outside for your pollinators) and we will also give you pointers on what to do to extend vase life so you can enjoy them longer.
It is estimated that pollinators are needed for 90% of flowering plants and one third of human food crops. Unfortunately, the population of both native pollinators and domesticated bees are declining. The reasons are loss of habitats, disease, pesticide use and insufficient nutrition. By adding plants to your landscape that provide food and shelter, as well as developing pollinator friendly landscape practices, you can make a difference.