On Saturday, November 1, 2014, Farms at Work presents a workshop on how you can help the pollinators in Peterborough County as much as they help you. One in three bites of your food are the result of pollination by wild and domestic bees. Bees and other pollinators are under stress in North America from pesticides, pollution, and habitat destruction.
Pollination biologist Susan Chan will present a full day workshop designed for farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens. Susan will outline the fundamentals of pollination and the habitat requirements for pollinators and other beneficial insects. Case studies will be presented, and strategies for reducing threats to pollinators will be recommended. Find out how you can create essential habitat for pollinators by planting resource-rich pollinator plants and creating protected areas in marginal farmland, hedgerows, and backyards
Pollinator Day takes place on Saturday, November 1 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Douro Community Centre, five minutes east of Peterborough. Spots are filling up quickly for this exciting workshop, so get your tickets early! Registration is required and seating is limited: for online registration, go to: www.pollinatordayptbo.eventbrite.ca. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (705) 743-7671.