planting for pollinators : class description
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Class #5 | Planting for Pollinators: The importance of supporting the health of a robust insect population cannot be understated. We rely on pollinators such as bees, butterflies, beetles and other small insects to pollinate plants that provide the majority of fruits and vegetables we eat. According to the Xerces Society, approximately one in three mouthfuls of food and drink require the presence of a pollinator. This course will explore strategies to help pollinators including: providing foraging habitats for insects, reducing the impact of land management practices on pollinators and the creation of gardens to attract, house and feed pollinators with an emphasis on the use of key native plants.