Farmers to talk about conserving pollinators Aug. 1

Jul 19, 2018

Rockport — Join farmers Brady Hatch and Brendan Quillen at Morning Dew Farm in Damariscotta Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. to for a free walk and talk, “Pollinators in Agriculture: Who’s Who and How to Conserve Them.”

Eric Venturini, farm bill pollinator conservationist and NRCS partner biologist, will lead this program to identify pollinators on the farm, learn about their ecology and discuss how to get involved in pollinator conservation efforts, including how to successfully establish wildflower plantings for pollinators. In addition, Joe DeStefano, NRCS technical service provider and owner of Posto Bello Apiaries, will be on hand to talk about building successful, beneficial partnerships between farmers and beekeepers.Those who wish to stay for a potluck following the program, should bring utensils, etc, and a dish to share.

This free program is part of the 2018 Farmer & Gardener Workshop Series sponsored by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Midcoast Farmers Alliance; Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association is a cosponsor of this event. For more information: visit knox-lincoln.org/beginning-farmer, or contact hildy@knox-lincoln.org or 596-2040.

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