POTSDAM, N.Y. — The public is invited to attend a workshop, where they will help landscape a wildflower garden plot at the SUNY Potsdam’s Child Care Center and learn different techniques for planting a pollinator garden.
The Wildflower Pollinator Planting Workshop is a hands-on event and is free and open to the public with coordination by the WISER Center and the Local Living Venture. Along with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, they are partners in a free wildflower seed distribution program called “Pollinator Pals.”
Each participant will have the opportunity to bring home a packet of wildflower seeds in order to plant their own pollinator garden at home.
The SUNY Potsdam Childcare Center is located at 185 Outer Main Street in Potsdam, NY. Registration is not required, but appreciated at LocalLivingVent
This event is a hands-on workshop and will take place rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather and gardening; shelter will be available. The event is free and open to the public, though donations to support the Pollinator project are greatly appreciated.
Pollinator gardens help promote and maintain local pollinators including bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. They provide nutrients and habitat essential to pollinators to ensure they will continue to thrive in St. Lawrence County, pollinating local crops and maintaining local biodiversity and ecosystem health.
The new garden habitat will be an important addition to the SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center as a natural outdoor learning space. It will provide a child-friendly, interactive, educational area to be well tended and enjoyed for years to come. However, this workshop is suitable for adult participation.
Details on the free wildflower seed program can be found at the website bit.ly/
–Local Living Venture
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