Jun 19, 2018
Science
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Seattle Pollinator Week Symposium with the Common Acre
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00PM
Rainier Arts Center (Columbia City)

Wild bees and other pollinators contribute to billions of dollars a year in global pollination services. However, relatively little is known about these precious pollinators in the Puget Sound Region. Join regional experts as they outline some of the habitat and floral resource management techniques that can be used to conserve wild bee pollinators in the Puget Sound Region, with a focus on the installation of pollinator buffer strips and cavity-nest construction. Learn more about the major pollinator groups that utilize these habitats for nests, pollen, and nectar resources. Join us and discuss what our communities can do to conserve pollinators.

Speakers include: Elias Bloom, WSU PhD Candidate; Shantae Johnson and Arthur Shavers of Mudbone Grown, LLC; Bridget McNassar, Native Plant Nursery Manager, Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center; Fern Renville, Teaching Artist at SNAG productions; Raymond Williams, Science Educator, Black Farmers Collective and Yes Farm; and Claudia Castro Luna, WA State Poet Laureate.

Be sure to stop by before the event to learn more information on pollinators and the environment from 6:00pm to 6:45pm at the tabling fair, featuring community organizations such as The Common Acre, Wild Bee Foundation, Stone Soup Gardens, Alleycat Acres, Earth Corps, Central Co-op, Bee City, WA Native Plant Society, Crown Bees, and more.

Looking for help out?

Get your hands dirty with The Common Acre and Town Hall! We learned about the importance of saving pollinators during the Pollinator Week Symposium, and now we have the opportunity to help restore urban space as pollinator habitat. Join us at The Greenline for a fun day of community work maintaining native edible plants, mulching, and weeding. Come as you are; all ages and abilities are welcome. Learn more here.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle and The Common Acre as part of the Science and Town Green series.

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