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In Praise of Pollinators

This year’s theme is “In Praise of Pollinators” and celebrates the bees that pollinate Gravenstein apples and much of our food supply. Learn from pollinator experts what we can all do to help bees and other pollinators thrive.

Saturday, August 12

10:30 AM    Traditional Skep Beehive Basket Weaving Demo with Charlie Kennard,  Do-It-Yourself Arena

1:00 PM   Plant a Pollinator Garden in Any Season with April Owens/Habitat Corridor Project, Do-It-Yourself Arena

1:30 PM  Apiculture Conversation with Michael Thiele & Clark Wolf, Life on the Farm Arena

3:30pm  Backyard Bees, Life on the Farm Arena

Sunday, August 13 

2:30 PM          Making Herbal Medicine with Ingredients from Honey Bees with Colleen Bingham, Do-It-Yourself Arena

4:00 PM  Making Compost Tea for a Pollinator’s Haven with Chris Jaster of Woven Stem Flower Farm, Do-It-Yourself Arena

All Day Activities:

Sonoma County Beekeepers Association: Visit these local beekeepers for a Pollinator Simulation Activity for kids, a live beehive demo, honey for sale, tastings, & more!

SSU Biodiversity Outreach: Learn all about bees and other pollinators at this  educational booth and join their Pollinator Scavenger Hunt with School Garden Network.

Kids Area: Children will have the chance to make seed balls to grow an assortment of beautiful, pollinator-friendly flowers wherever they want: the side of the road, the crack in the pavement, or in their own backyard.

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