Gardening for Wild Pollinators
*This class is currently full. You can join the waitlist here.
This class is designed for anyone interested in learning more about our wild, native pollinators (as opposed to the domesticated honey bee) and strategies for how to support them. We will learn about a few key pollinator species in our PNW ecosystems, what roles they play, and best practices for cultivating spaces that provide habitat and forage for these important creatures.
Topics covered in this session include:
- Profiles of a few key local pollinators
- Pollinator-friendly plants and their basic care
- Pollinator-safe pest management – what chemicals are safe and what to avoid at all cost
- Further resources for wild pollinator learning
This class will include an engaging lecture, opportunities for questions and discussion, and a tour around pollinator habitat areas of the Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands. The indoor portion of class will take place in a room with an air filter and with doors open for good ventilation. Class size is limited to about 15 people, and we will be following current public health recommendations. Please dress for the weather.