Landscaping for People and Pollinators Workshops

butterfly landing on purple flowerUniversity of Maine Cooperative Extension invites all gardeners to attend “Landscaping For People and Pollinators,” a day-long program to learn how to have beautiful gardens that are safe and productive for you and nature, are being held throughout the state of Maine at many locations. Each workshop begins with check-in at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Gardeners should bring a lunch; beverages will be provided. The fee of $10 covers printed handouts and workshop materials. A limited number of scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required. To get program flyer or for more information, please call your UMaine Extension County office at the numbers below.

“This workshop is for gardeners who are interested in learning more about what pollinators are, why they are important and what gardeners can include in their home landscape to encourage these valuable insects,” says Kate Garland, Penobscot County Extension Horticulturist.

Kathy Hopkins, Somerset County Extension Educator says that two-thirds of the world’s crops rely on pollination from bees, insects, birds and others to reproduce. Come learn how to manage your landscape to enhance the habitat for our pollinators to support productive crops.

The dates and locations for the programs are:

  • April 12, UMaine Extension’s Somerset County office, Skowhegan, 474-9622 or in Maine 1-800-287-1495.
  • April 13, UMaine Extension’s Piscataquis County office, Dover-Foxcroft, 564-3301 or in Maine 1-800-287-1491.
  • April 24, UMaine Extension’s Penobscot County office, Bangor, 942-7396 or in Maine 1-800-287-1485.
  • April 25, UMaine Extension’s Hancock County office, Ellsworth, 667-8212 or in Maine 1-800-287-1479.

UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goal. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact their local county office to discuss their needs at least 10 days in advance.