Pollinator Plantings: Perfecting the Process - Green Thumb Education Series
Name: Pollinator Plantings: Perfecting the Process - Green Thumb Education Series
Date: April 27, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
Whether you are interested in adding some native plants to your landscape, creating a wildflower meadow, planting for beneficial insects in your vegetable garden, or designing a few pots for pollinators, pro-pollinator information is exploding. Join Jefferson County Master Gardener Nita Wester for the Green Thumb Education Series presentation “Pollinator Plantings: Perfecting the Process” and find out how you can help lead the way in reversing the devastating decline in pollinator populations. “By creating simple plantings that reflect the right plants in the right place, we can inspire others to convert another chunk of ground into an asset for our planet,” Nita said. Access an extensive list of resources and inspiration that Nita has discovered while converting more and more of the suburban lot surrounding her house into better pollinator habitat. Researchers have documented that a succession of simple changes can lead to big results; ecological understanding serves us all, and plantings that benefit pollinators can be beautiful and a source of pride. Nita will discuss the steps in the process—planting plans, choosing the right plants, prepping the soil, seeding or transplanting, maintenance and planting at the right pace for you so you can take pride in the pollinator gardens you’ve created. Nita was born into a vegetable gardening family and gardened successfully in the Willamette Valley in Oregon and Northern Minnesota but found initially that gardening in this area was more challenging. Nita taught in a public school alternative program and taught a K-8 gardening class that was one of the program offerings. When she retired after 30 years, Nita became a Jefferson County Master Gardener (class of 2013) and has been one of the instructors for the local Growing Groceries class for the past nine years. Year-round gardening, managing worm bins, supporting beneficial insects and native pollinators are her gardening priorities. She continues to value the great gardeners she meets and the life-long learning opportunity that gardening provides. The Green Thumb Education Series presentation “Pollinator Plantings: Perfecting the Process” will be held in person on Thursday, April 27th from noon – 1:00 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library’s Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St. in Port Angeles. Or you may join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/93629898830?pwd=UnRkYjdwSGNmTnA4Y2hxVFBuRHVkZz09 Meeting ID: 936 2989 8830 Passcode: 676224 Or join by phone: 253-215-8782 The Green Thumb Education Series, sponsored by the Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2678.