There has been a startling reduction in the number of pollinators worldwide. These amazing creatures are integral to our eco-system and provide us with many benefits. All of us, be it backyard gardeners, homeowners or professionals can make small changes that have a consequential impact on the life cycles of our ever so giving friends - The Pollinators. Come join us for this one day workshop to see how you can make a difference at work, home and play.
Event Organized By: SaveLocalWaters.Org and Cincinnati Nature Center
8:30a to 4:00p
Cincinnati Nature Center - Krippendorf Lodge
4949 Tealtown Rd
Milford, OH 45150
Cost: $20 (includes lunch and refreshments. Each participant will receive free milkweed starter kit.)
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AGENDA8:30 am to 9:00 am - Networking, Refreshments, and Registration
Morning General Sessions
9:00 to 10:00 - Dr. Mary Gardinier, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
Ecology in the City: Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Greening of Vacant Land. (Keynote)
10:00 to 10:40 - Bill Creasey, Chief Naturalist, Cincinnati Nature Center - Monarch Butterflies
10:40 to 11:20 - Jason Neumann, Public Programs Manager, Cincinnati Nature Center - Native Bees and Pollinators
11:20 to 12:00 - Patrick Daley, Beekeeper, Queen City Honey - Honey Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder.
12:00 to 12:45 - Lunch
Afternoon Special Tracks
In the afternoon, there are two tracks available for attendees. Attendees may choose one of the two tracks. One is the homeowner track, which deals with small scale backyard improvement to help the pollinators. The second track is to learn about a more commercial and large scale implementation of pollinator friendly practices.
12:45 to 1:15 - Holly Utrata-Halcomb, District Administrator, Hamilton - Soil Fertility and Cover Crops
1:15 to 2:00 - Jason Brownknight, Owner, Brownknight EcoResource, LLC
Conservation Landscaping; protecting our land, water, and wildlife one yard at a time …
2:00 to 4:00 - Jason Neumann, Public Programs Manager, Cincinnati Nature Center
Tour of Pollinator Plants for Homeowner Gardens.
12:45 to 1:15 - Pam Simmons, Owner, Turpin Farms - Pollinators and Native Turf
1:15 to 2:00 - Scott Peak, Natural Resources Tech, Great Parks of Hamilton County
Large scale implementation of pollinator friendly practices.
2:00 to 4:00 - Kurt Gaertner, Conservation & Stewardship Manager, Cincinnati Nature Center - Trek/Tour and Q&A.
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