Matching Appropriate Seed to Conservation Practices – Webinar

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Conservation of Natural Resources Webinars

As efforts to enhance the diversity of habitat plantings expand, so does interest in using local ecotype seeds. Join Nancy Adamson, Xerces Pollinator Conservation Specialist, and Natural Resources Conservation Service biologists highlighting ways improve habitat restoration by choosing seeds (when possible) based on natural community composition, site specific conditions, and conservation objectives.

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Common Native Bees of North Carolina – Pittsboro, NC

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Chatham County Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Agricultural Building Auditorium
Pittsboro, NC

Join Nancy Adamson, Xerces Pollinator Conservation Specialist, to learn about the common native bees that nest under our feet and within tiny cavities wherever they can find them. Once you start to look for them, you’ll find them all around us, collecting nectar and pollen from our native perennials, shrubs, and trees, from common weeds, and ensuring an abundant harvest of our tastiest crops. This program will also highlight ways to support native bees and honey bees through habitat enhancement.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Moya Hallstein at (859) 492-1486.

2015 Iowa Organic Conference – Iowa City, IA

November 22-23, 2015
University of Iowa Memorial Union
Iowa City, IA

Celebrating the Biodiversity of Organic Farming: People, Animals, Pollinators and Plants

Sarah Foltz Jordan (Xerces) will be part of a panel discussion on how to promote beneficial insects for natural pest control services on farms. Other panelists include Andy Dunham of Grinnell Heritage Farm and Paul Mugge, also an Iowa farmer, both of whom have successfully implemented a number of habitat improvements to support beneficial insects on their farms.

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Science, Policy, and Passion Reflect Challenges Facing Bees

Friday December 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Pacific
Downtown Athletic Club, 3rd Floor Ballroom
Eugene, OR

Rebroadcast on KLCC Monday, December 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm Pacific.

Hear Xerces staff member Aimee Code and other speakers discuss the role and importance of bees as crucial pollinators of both wild and cultivated plants. Bees now face a number of challenges: parasites and pathogens, poor nutrition, and pesticides. The speakers will review those risks in Oregon and across the nation and describe ongoing efforts and steps that each of us can take to promote bee health.

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New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference and Trade Show – Manchester, NH

December 15-16-17, 2015
Radisson Hotel
Manchester, NH

Join Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation Specialist Emily May for a presentation entitled: “Invest in pollination for success with highbush blueberries ”, on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2015 AM at 11:00-11:30, as part of the New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference and Trade Show. The conference will include more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues.

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Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference – Ames, IA

January 22-23rd, 2016
Iowa State Conference Center
Ames, Iowa

You’ve read the instructions online for establishing pollinator habitat… what are the tricks no one tells you? Xerces Society’s Sarah Foltz Jordan will present a variety of habitat restoration options for farmers, including practical tips, common pitfalls, case studies, and cues for assessing progress of on-farm pollinator habitat plantings. Sarah’s presentation will be Saturday 11:30-12:30, with additional Q&A 3:30-4:30.

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