Learn how to make your backyard pollinator-friendly

PUTNEY — Master Gardeners Susan Still and Peg Solon will be joined by Jane Collister, the founder of Putney's Wildflower Pollinator Project, at the libray on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m.

Still and Solon are UVM Extension master gardeners who have studied pollinators and the native plants on which they depend. In their workshop, participants will learn who, besides honeybees, the pollinators are and how to develop a backyard habitat that is not only beautiful, but also supports these important contributors to our ecosystem.

Collister will also be present to talk about her organization's work.

The Wildflower Pollinator Project is dedicated to helping turn this tide of pollinator population decline. The project offering the resources and education on new and simple garden methods developed to protect wildflower seeds when sown in the fall and to provide an abundance of seedlings in the spring.

Local volunteers who become members will receive free wildflower nursery kits that supply everything needed to utilize this new method, providing enough seedlings in an ongoing endeavor to repopulate local habitats.

Masks are required for this indoor program. To learn more, visit the project's website at putney.net/pollinators, or email Collister at [email protected].

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