Upcoming Online Gardening Programs Focused on Pollinators

The UW-Madison Division of Extension Horticulture Program has a new lineup of free online gardening programs, celebrating National Pollinator Week in June. These programs are intended to help gardeners of all skill levels be more successful with helping pollinators throughout Wisconsin.

There is no cost to attend, though registration is required for each session. 

Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Presented by Heather Holm, The Pollination of Native Plants is a fascinating journey showcasing the development of different flower types and the presentation of floral resources to pollinators. Exploring the types of insect pollinators, their foraging behavior, and the floral features that attract pollinators, Holm provides many specific examples of how native plants are pollinated and what pollinator is most effective and why. Note: This program will not be recorded for later viewing.

Hosted by UW-Madison Division of Extension Horticulture Program and the Kettle Moraine Land Trust in observance of National Pollinator Week.

Wednesday, June 19, Noon – 1 p.m.
Join us for an overview of integrating pollinator protection with pest management in your home landscape. We’ll cover the fundamentals of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), pesticide labels, differences between systemic and contact pesticides, and discuss the toxicity of common products or ingredients to pollinators. By the end of this program, you’ll be prepared with strategies for simultaneously prioritizing pollinator protection and pest control in your own backyard.

Presented by Julie Hill, Horticulture Educator, UW-Madison Division of Extension, Walworth, Rock and Jefferson Counties

These webinars are hosted by UW-Madison, Division of Extension, Horticulture Program. For upcoming events and learning opportunities, check out our events calendar.

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