Supporting Pollinator Habitats on the Homestead
Scholarships are available for new farmers (those growing 10 or less years) who are active NOFA/Mass members. To apply please clickhere.
Join instructor Tom Sullivan to learn strategies for planning and planting successful pollinator habitats on your homestead or in your backyard. Pollinator plantings support seed and fruit set for your crops while also attracting beneficial insects and beautifying your land. We will spend time in the classroom, learning the hows and whys of properly planning a pollinator habitat, native pollinator habitat creation, and functional and aesthetic values. Participants will also make their own wildflower meadow seed balls and wood-nesting bee houses to take home with them.
In addition, participants will have some hands-on time on the host homestead in Greenfield, interacting with the in-progress pollinator habitat that Tom installed in 2015.
About the Instructor:
Tom Sullivan, M.A.L.D., owner of Pollinators Welcome, designs, consults, speaks publically, writes, educates and develops products for pollinators and their habitat. Tom focuses on native bee proliferation by increasing nesting sites, meadow grasses and flowers, and connectivity among habitat fragments across the landscape.
Toms hands-on workshops teach simple techniques to extend pollinator resources, empowering attendees to make room for pollinators in their community. Though no meadow is too small, Tom teaches connectivity from small to larger parcels where previously disjointed pollinator habitats join a greater field.
To Join Nofa/Mass go to www.nofamass.org/membership
Pollinator Planting Site (View)
195 Chapman St
Greenfield, MA 01301