Conservation of Native Bees – Arnold, CA

Saturday, October 4, 2014
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jack Knight Hall at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Arnold, CA

Discover the importance of native bees in their role as the primary pollinators of native plants in California, and how to conserve them on your property. Julie will cover the bees’ natural history, favorite plants, and how to help them thrive.

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Bringing Back the Pollinators: Native Bees in Our Gardens – Fish Camp, CA

Thursday, October 9, 2014
9:30 AM – 10:25 AM
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite National Park
Fish Camp, CA

With the population of native bees in trouble, it is important for every gardener to understand how to create a healthy habitat for the incredible variety of pollinators in California. Julie Serences’s presentation centers around California’s most efficient pollinator – native bees. Julie will cover the bees’ natural history, favorite plants, and how to help them thrive in gardens.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pollinator Conservation Short Course – Melfa, VA

Thursday, November 20, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT
Eastern Shore Community College
Melfa, VA

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.

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