Did you know that insect pollinators affect a third of the global crop production? Unfortunately, many of these pollinators, including native bees and butterflies, are on the decline. Are you interested in helping our native pollinators? One easy way to help is by adding a pollinator garden. You can learn how to create a pollinator-friendly garden at our Master GardenerSM Volunteer’s Speakers Bureau class titled “Pollinator Gardening” on Thursday, August 15 at 9:00 am at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Currituck Center in Barco. This class will focus on adding native flowers and trees, nesting sites, host plants, and limiting pesticide use in the garden. To pre-register, visit our website at go.ncsu.edu/mgspeakersbureau, or call the Currituck Extension Center at (252) 232-2262.
Master GardenerSM Volunteers are active, knowledgeable gardeners who are available to give presentations on a variety of gardening topics. All volunteers are trained by N. C. Cooperative Extension Currituck Center’s staff. Educational programs may include PowerPoint slides, demonstrations or hands-on activities for adults or children. If you are interested in becoming a Master GardenerSM Volunteer, visit the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s article and registration at go.ncsu.edu/mgtraining19 . We are currently taking applicants for this year’s class.
For questions on upcoming Speaker’s Bureau classes or information on the Currituck County Extension Master GardenerSM program, email or call Chris Blaha at firstname.lastname@example.org or (252) 232-2262.