Events

Gardening for Native Beneficial Insects: Pollinators, Predators, and Parasitoids – New Hope, PA

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
New Hope, PA

Beneficial insects provide essential ecosystem services. Yet, despite the value of these services, a growing body of evidence suggests native bees and other beneficial insect populations are in decline due to habitat loss and widespread pesticide use. Join Kelly Gill of the Xerces Society to learn how we all can make an important contribution to reverse these declines and help these garden allies.

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Bring Back the Pollinators: Attracting Native Bees and Beneficial Insects – Pacific Grove, CA

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
EcoFarm 2015
Pacific Grove, CA

Learn practical approaches for enhancing pollinator populations on working farms. EcoFarm 2015 participants are also invited to take advantage of free, individual consulting sessions offered by Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation biologists. This service will assist farmers in planning their own pollinator and beneficial insect habitat restoration projects, and in accessing USDA conservation programs for financial assistance.

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Monarchs and Milkweed: Why Farms Matter – Pacific Grove, CA

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:30 a.m.
EcoFarm 2015
Pacific Grove, CA

The North American Monarch butterfly population has declined by over 90 percent in less than 20 years. Scientists and conservationists describe the crucial role of farmers in protecting this dwindling species and their habitats. EcoFarm 2015 participants are also invited to take advantage of free, individual consulting sessions offered by Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation biologists. This service will assist farmers in planning their own pollinator and beneficial insect habitat restoration projects, and in accessing USDA conservation programs for financial assistance.

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Farming for Beneficial Insects – Lincroft, NJ

Sunday, January 25, 2015
25th Anniversary Winter Food & Agricultural Conference
Warner Student Life Center, Brookdale Community College
Lincroft, NJ

Join Kelly Gill of the Xerces Society at the 25th Anniversary Winter Food & Agricultural Conference for a 90-minute workshop on Farming for Beneficial Insects during the Beginning Farmer Track. Open to beginning and experienced farmers!

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How to Promote Pollinators on Farms – Wisconsin Dells, WI

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference
The Kalahari Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Join Sarah Foltz Jordan to discover how to conserve and support pollinators on your farm or orchard during the annual Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference. Details coming soon!

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Pollinators and Pollination Workshop – Hershey, PA

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
2015 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Hershey, PA

Join Mace Vaughan of the Xerces Society for a workshop on Pollinators and Pollination, where he will cover the topic of Government Conservation Programs for Pollinators. For the complete list of topics in this session see the Convention Program.

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MOSES Organic Farming Conference – La Crosse, WI

Thursday, February 26 – Saturday, February 28, 2015
MOSES Organic Farming Conference
La Crosse Center
La Crosse, WI

Join the Xerces Society at the 26th Annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference. Details coming soon! (Registration opens on November, 28, 2014.)

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Planting for Beneficial Insects and Native Pollinators – Doylestown, PA

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2015 Land Ethics Symposium
Delaware Valley College
Doylestown, PA

Open to all professionals and property owners with an interest in sustainable design and land management, the Land Ethics Symposium features relevant and thought-provoking presentations by regional and national experts. Kelly Gill of the Xerces Society will be presenting on the topic of planting for native beneficial insects and pollinators.

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