Events

Pollinator Conservation Short Course – Kingston, RI

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
University of Rhode Island East Farm
Kingston, RI

Learn how to attract native pollinators to your orchard, farm, or garden! This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines, and will equip you with the recipes necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects.

Click here for more information or to register online.


Bring on the Bugs! Farming with Beneficial Insects & Pollinators Field Day – Boise, ID

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Peaceful Belly Farm
Boise, ID 83714

Jessa Cruz, of The Xerces Society, will share what it takes to do site prep, installation and maintenance in organic systems (using alternatives to synthetic herbicides). Plus, Peaceful Belly Farm will share their successes and lessons learned, when creating additional habitat for beneficial insects on their farm.

Click here for more information or to register online.


Freshwater Mussel Survey – Portland, OR

Sunday, September 14, 2014 & Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Westmoreland Park; Monday: Union Manor
Portland, OR

Join the Xerces Society and Crystal Springs Partnership for an all-day event that includes a training session and stream survey. Learn about the life history and biology of freshwater mussels and help researchers survey for freshwater mussels in Portland Oregon’s Crystal Springs Creek. Volunteers will spend the day in and near the stream to survey for mussels, record habitat data, and use their identification skills to help identify native mussels and non-native clams.

Please register for one or both survey days. Click here for more information and to register for this event.


On-Farm Habitat Restoration Field Tour: Riparian Restoration – Tres Pinos, CA

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Hain Ranch
Tres Pinos, CA

Tour streamside habitat restoration sites planted to stabilize the stream bank, increase plant biodiversity and provide habitat for wildlife on a walnut orchard/pastured poultry operation. Learn about pollinators, as well as native plant installation, irrigation and maintenance issues.

For more information, contact Meaghan at info@wildfarmalliance.org.


On-Farm Habitat Restoration Field Tour: Habitat Restoration – Watsonville, CA

Thursday, October 16, 2014
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Monkeyflower Ranch
Watsonville, CA

Tour native oak tree hedgerows planted to provide shade for livestock, as well as reduce soil erosion, increase water infiltration and provide wildlife habitat on a 40-acre sheep dairy. Learn about pollinators, invasive plant removal, as well as hedgerow installation, irrigation and maintenance issues.

For more information, contact Meaghan at info@wildfarmalliance.org.


How Small Farms Can Support Pollinators

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 29th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Greenville, SC

Join Nancy Adamson to learn how supporting pollinators and their habitat needs also sustains other agriculturally beneficial arthropods and diverse wildlife. Along with giving one of the “Big Idea Presentations” on Tuesday at 4 p.m., she will be providing pollinator resources and sharing a native bee display throughout the conference in the exhibit area. Our abundant harvests depend on many intimate connections, including visits to flowers by bees and other pollinators. Enhancing wildflower diversity; reducing pesticide use, deep tillage, and mowing; adjusting grazing practices; and protecting or enhancing natural habitat on and around farms supports pollinators, predators, and parasitoids, and the health of our communities.

Click here for more information or to register online.


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