This event has been postponed until Fall. An updated date will be posted when available.
A short course about designing pollinator-friendly gardens will be offered by Person County Beekeepers Association on Saturday, April 21, from 10 AM-12:30 PM. “One of the best ways to help our honey bees and other pollinators is to plant and maintain a pollinator friendly garden. I encourage everyone interested in helping our critical pollinators to attend this class and learn about the best varieties to plant, and how to arrange and maintain them,” said Bob Brauer, President of the Person County Beekeepers Association.
The class will be led by Susan Hodges, designer of the Person County Veterans Memorial landscape. “I would like to include material about basic design elements that apply to all gardens. Then we’ll focus on the pollinator aspect of plant selection and layout,” said Hodges.
The Veterans Memorial garden is registered on NC’s Butterfly Highway. “Since pollinators need ribbons of connected forage, I hope that lots of pollinator patches are planted in Person County,” said PCBA member Lynn Wilson.
The class will meet at the Westwood Baptist Church, 970 Leasburg Road, and conclude with a tour of the Veterans Memorial garden at 304 South Morgan Street. Then participants can head to the Plant Swap at the Person County Library at 1 PM to get started gathering plants.
The class is free and all are welcome, but pre-registration is required. E-mail Lynn Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Person County Beekeepers Association is open to all advocates for honeybees. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month in the County Office auditorium at 7 PM.