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July 06, 2009

Chatham celebrates pollinators for third year

child visits pollinator garden

Hannah Cowell is a frequent visitor to the pollinator garden at Chatham Marketplace. The bed, which features herbs as well as native perennials and vines, was center piece of the pollinator celebration held last month in Chatham County. For the third year, Chatham County Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers Association partnered for a pollinators' celebration in Pittsboro. Agent Debbie Roos says the event has grown every year, and she expects to repeat it next year. The purpose of National Pollinator Week is to teach pollinator-friendly practices and raise public awareness of the importance of the bees, beetles, butterflies, moths, flies, birds and bats that are needed to produce 80 percent of our flowering plants and one third of our human food crops.

To see more photos from the event, visit Debbie Roos' Growing Small Farms Web site.

Posted by Natalie at July 6, 2009 02:36 PM