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Pollinator Garden Workshop and Tour

June 22 @ 5:30 pm - August 18 @ 6:30 pm

Pollinator Garden Tours
Sat, June 22, 2pm
Wed, July 10, 5:30pm
Fri, July 26, 10am
Tue, Aug 13, 10am
Sat, Aug 24, 2pm
Wed, Sep 11, 5:30pm
Mon, Sep 23, 10am
Sat, Oct 5, 2pm
Wed, Oct 16, 5pm

Pollinator Day 2019, Sat, 9am – 1pm. Date TBA
Join the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association for the 11th Annual Pollinator Day Celebration on the lawn next to the Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market at Chatham Mills. The purpose of our popular Pollinator Day is to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators that are needed to produce 80 percent of flowering plants and one third of human food crops. We have a great program planned for folks of all ages! All activities are free and include:

  • Listen to a presentation about beekeeping – how to get started, equipment needs, management tips – from experienced beekeepers
  • Watch an expert beekeeper work an actual hive inside a bee cage (bees inside, participants outside!)
  • Learn about what to plant in your garden to attract butterflies and bees and other pollinators
  • Talk to Extension Master Gardener Volunteers – get answers to your gardening questions, pick up soil testing supplies, and learn how you can become an EMG!
  • Tour Cooperative Extension’s demonstration Pollinator Paradise Garden at Chatham Mills and get a close look at visiting pollinators
  • Sample delicious foods made with local honey and get recipes for how to cook with honey
  • Learn about native bees and butterflies and see honey bees up close and personal
  • Click here for the complete schedule of events

Ever tried honey wine? Co-sponsors Starrlight Mead will be doing a mead tasting and a mead making demonstration. Visitors can also visit the meadery where they produce their award-winning honey wines on the Chatham Mills property! Visit our kids’ tent with lots of activities for kids including a scavenger hunt, plant-a-pollinator-plant, beeswax candle making, face painting, pollinator games and balloons, and more! Watch “Bee TV” – park yourself in front of an observation hive and watch the worker bees tending to the queen. It’s mesmerizing!
We will be giving away native plants and gift certificates from local nurseries and businesses throughout the day, thanks to generous support from:

Angelina’s Kitchen
Big Bloomers Flower Farm
Buck Naked Farm
Chatham Marketplace
Country Farm & Home
Cure Nursery
Green Panda Farms
Growing Wild Nursery
Mellow Marsh Farm
Niche Gardens
Oakleaf
Starrlight Mead – Event co-sponsor 

For photos and a program schedule visit the Growing Small Farms website

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Details

Start:
June 22 @ 5:30 pm
End:
August 18 @ 6:30 pm
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Website:
go.ncsu.edu/2018-spring-pollinators

Venue

Chatham Mills
480 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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Phone:
919.704.0549
Website:
http://www.chathammillsfarmersmarket.com/
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