Wildscape Ambassador 201 Workshop + Special Presentation by PPAN
Native pollinators, including butterflies, bees, and birds are declining in Colorado and elsewhere in the U.S. largely due to habitat loss. This talk will explore ways that home gardeners can help to reverse this trend by utilizing beautiful, water-saving, native plants that provide essential forage and shelter for wildlife.
Associations between plants and pollinators will be explored in detail, as well as information on how to grow the plants including height, width, soil and water requirements, and timing of bloom.
The talk will also include an investigation of how the structure and arrangement of the garden design, and specific cultural practices, can benefit both plants and wildlife.
*A binder along with educational materials will be provided*
12:30 Doors Open & Sign-In
1:00 Opening Remarks
Overview of Wildscape Ambassador program what have we achieved and where are we going? Provide roadmap of todays training.
1:05 Presentation: Native Plants for Pollinators
Jim Tolstrup, High Plains Environmental Center
1:55 Grab Lunch + Raffle
2:10 Plant Selection & Design
Overcoming hurdles on native plant availability and putting together an eye-catching design
Learn these tips to help overcome the terminology and limited native plant stock in our nurseries. Activity to include creating your own design and arrangement of plants based on site assessment and various environmental factors.
Keep your garden flourishing
You have planted your garden, now what? Learn how to best care for your newly planted garden and what to expect maintenance wise.
3:00 PPAN Presentation
Pollinator Safe Neighborhoods
Interested in providing a safe haven for pollinators? Learn how to make your own backyard a safer place for pollinators. In this presentation we will provide you with the tools to provide safe habitat and food for pollinators in your own back yard as well as how to work together with your neighbors to become a Pollinator Safe Neighborhood
4:00 Wrap Up/Final Remarks
People and Pollinators Action Network is working statewide to protect pollinator health by educating people and institutions about what they can do on their own land and in their own communities, mobilizing people to take action, building a strong movement for change and seeking public policy solutions at the local and state level. Please join with us to find out how you can make a difference. www.peopleandpollinators.org.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church (View)
803 3rd Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501