Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden: Zoom workshop with Lisa Wagner
June 21, 2021 @ 6:00PM — 7:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Join naturalist, plant ecologist, and garden educator Lisa Wagner to learn how to create a landscape that supports native pollinators
Native bees, honeybees, flower flies, butterflies, and hummingbirds are among North America’s best-known pollinators. Enjoyable to watch, they’re even more important in their role as pollinators; most flowering plants (90%) depend on pollinators for successful reproduction, including a third of our food plants. Join naturalist, plant ecologist, and garden educator Lisa Wagner to learn how to create a landscape that supports pollinators with plants that provide nectar and pollen throughout the growing season. She’ll talk about habitat characteristics that are important for pollinators, provide suggestions for plants to add to your garden, and discuss ways to support pollinators in your own garden and community.
Lisa was the Director of Education at the South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University for over 20 years before she and her husband retired to Asheville, North Carolina. A plant ecologist by background (Ph.D. in Botany, UC Berkeley), she’s interested in native plants, sustainable gardening, vegetable gardening, and public outreach as well as being a keen gardener. She often teaches classes at the NC Arboretum and the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, in addition to doing presentations for groups (now as a volunteer). Her blogs, Natural Gardening (www.naturalgardening.blogspot.com) and Places of the Spirit (www.placesofthespirit.blogspot.com) reflect her observations about the natural world, gardening, and sense of place.