Hello Secrest MGs! We have two pollinator garden projects in Wayne County that need your help (and will earn you volunteer hours)!
The first — The Stinner Garden — is on the OARDC campus adjacent to Thorne Hall and the Old Admin building (between #8 and #9 on the map). Once a month, a small group of volunteers join Denise Ellsworth and Jeni Filbrun to tend the garden and seek out pollinators. We meet at 10, tend and visit until 12, then anyone interested heads to Local Roots for food and fellowship.
All are sessions are the second Wednesday of the month from 10 to 12 except the June session, which is on Thursday, June 15th. We’ll focus on learning a new native bee ID each time we’re together 🙂
June 15, July 12, August 9 , September 13, October 11, and November 8 — garden to bed and out to lunch!
The second garden is at The Smuckers Store in Orrville. We meet on the second Thursday of the month with Denise Ellsworth and Amber Barnes of Pollinator Partnership, also from 10 to 12, to tend this site. This garden is part of a multiple-year research project to study bee and butterfly visitation on native perennials. The garden is across the parking lot to the right as you pull in.
June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, and November 9
For both projects, bring water, a hat and sunscreen, your lunch if you’re inclined, and a few hand tools.
No RSVP needed, and arrive when you can and stay as long as you can.
Please e-mail me with any questions: email@example.com or txt or call me: 330 495-1284
Thanks, and hope to see you soon!!