Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
At the Courage Garden, adjacent to the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building – between the building and 6th Ave. Plenty of Free Parking
We all know that our flowers need the pollinators to produce beautiful flowers, but did you realize that pollinators such as bees, birds and bats affect 35 percent of the world’s crop production?Pollinators increase outputs of 87 of the leading food crops worldwide, as well as many plant-derived medicines. At least one-third of the world’s agricultural crop depends upon pollination provided by insects and other animals.
- Have you ever thought about what foods you would not have if all our pollinators disappeared?
- Do you know who all our pollinators are?
- Do you know what is threatening them?
- Did you know that there are things that each of us can do in our own landscapes to help them?
Jefferson County Master Gardeners invite you…
…to join us for a fun day to learn about our Colorado Native Pollinators and how we can provide the best habitat for them.
This is a fun day for both kids and adults. Our exhibitors will show you how to choose the best native plants to attract our native pollinators, how to build a habitat garden and how to build a native bee habitat. Learn what your Breakfast would look like without bees and what crops bees pollinate. Kids will have a passport that will guide them around the displays and the garden to learn who our native pollinators are and what they need. Then they will have the opportunity to meet the Bees Waggle lady, build a hummingbird feeder and an insect puddle, make Chenille bees and butterflies and a mason bee house or color if you are a little one. And everyone takes home some seeds to seed your own pollinator garden, containers, window boxes and vegetable gardens that will attract pollinators.
Jefferson County High School students have participated in a pollinator art show which will be displayed in the Atrium of the County Courts and Administration Building June 19-23, which happens to be National Pollinator Week. Then we will move the art to the garden on Saturday when the winners will be announced.
Come meet the Master Gardeners and all our partner experts to tell you about bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles — even wasps and bats! We are all passionate about protecting our pollinator partners and anxious to share our enthusiasm with you and your kids!