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Green Drinks: Key steps toward creating year-round Pollinator-friendly Gardens

March 21 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Location: Woodstock Union High School, 100 Amsden Way, Woodstock, VT, 05091

Biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate —but what can we do to help? The green spaces in our yards and gardens can provide one solution to restore wildlife habitat ‘at home’. However, to be most effective at conservation, we need evidence-based guidelines to aid our landscaping decisions. In this talk, Dr. Desiree Narango will describe how small changes in landscaping behaviors can benefit pollinators at home, from raking the leaves to lawn mowing. She will also discuss the ecological and evolutionary relationships between plants and pollinators and highlight recent research on why native plants are an essential component of pollinator-friendly gardening practices.

This event is co-sponsored by Sustainable Woodstock and the Woodstock Union High School & Middle School CRAFT program. CRAFT connects students, teachers, and community partners through food and forest systems empowering young people to be engaged in experiential, place-based solutions. CRAFT facilitates an interdisciplinary learning pathway of courses, immersive experiences, and service learning opportunities at WUHSMS.