Chatham County Pollinator Workshop May 23, 2018 – Rides Available From Watauga Extension

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Chatham County Extension Agent Debbie Roos has created an amazing Pollinator Garden that will host several workshops in the coming weeks. Her description of these events states that she “will give an overview of North Carolina pollinators and discuss the role of native bees and managed bees in crop pollination. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and protecting pollinators and how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines, and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. Debbie will emphasize native plants but also include a few other plants that provide good resources. The workshop will start at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro and conclude with a tour of Cooperative Extension’s demonstration pollinator garden at Chatham Mills, about half a mile from the traffic circle. The garden is comprised of over 210 different plant species, 85% of which are native to North Carolina.”

A full description of the workshops and registration information can be found at:

Watauga Extension will be driving its van from Boone to the 5/23 workshop, leaving from the Watauga County office at 9:00 a.m. If you are interested in riding along, e-mail Note that there is a registration fee for the workshop itself of $25, and a pre-registration deadline of 5/17, with the strong likelihood that the workshop will fill-up even before then. There is no charge for riding in the van, but rides will only be available to people successfully registered for the workshop via the link above.