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HAPPY NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK from all of us at the Garfield County Extension Office!

National Pollinator Week Banner.

June 18th to 24th is National Pollinator Week!

This week is all about appreciating the incredible animals that pollinate our native plants, our crops, and our favorite ornamental flowers! This week is also an important way to raise awareness about Pollinator Conservation, and learn more about the ways that we all can contribute to pollinators by creating habitat, planting flowers, and minimizing unnecessary chemical use.

Garfield County’s First Annual Pollinator Palooza!

This year, we are hosting multiple Pollinator Education events through the Garfield County Extension Office:

June 19th

Pollinator Gardening for Junior Master Gardeners!
(Must be registered for the Junior Master Gardener Series through EventBrite in order to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-summer-camps-with-stem-americorps-instructors-tickets-45783521746?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing)

Junior Master Gardener will be offered in three different sessions, meeting one day per week for 5 weeks, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in the North Hall. Cost is $15.

TUESDAYS 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
(Taught with the assistance of a Spanish translator. Ayuda de un traductor de espanol.)

WEDNESDAYS 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

June 22nd

Building Mason Bee Houses for Pollinators!
(Part of the Learn, Grow, Eat, Go! (LGEG) program)

Where: Rifle Branch Library from 11:00 a.m. – noon. Cost is FREE!┬áPre-register or Drop-in.

BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, and take home your very own bee hotel and wildflower seeds!

Pictured: a mason bee house in the foreground of an apple orchard.

A Mason Bee House located next to an apple orchard. (Photo: Abi Saeed)

For more information, please contact the Garfield County Extension Office:
Phone: (970) 625-3969
E-mail: coopext_garfield@mail.colostate.edu

Pictured: a bumblebee sipping nectar from a pink flower.

This bumblebee is enjoying a juicy sip of nectar! (Photo: Abi Saeed)

To learn more about how you can get involved with Pollinator Activities near you, visit:
http://pollinator.org/pollinator-week

 

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