Saturday, May 26th: Landscaping for the Birds and the Bees
Dickinson College Farm, 553 Park Dr., Boiling Springs, PA
$5 suggested donation (or any lesser amount that you can afford)
Kids under age 16 are free!
Jenn Halpin, Dickinson Farm Manager, and Scott Hoffman, student
researcher and 2012 farm apprentice will be leading this in-depth
workshop. Jenn and Scott will impart their wisdom on simple ways that
gardeners can integrate habitat in their gardens that support native
pollinators and other beneficial organisms. Workshop participants will
have the opportunity to see and learn about “proven” habitats, as well
as experimental landscaping that serve as hubs for beneficial critters
like native bees, toads, and predatory insects. The Dickinson College
Farm has implemented unique Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies
on the farm over the years. In addition to learning about establishing
habitat for IPM, participants will also learn how to assess farm and
garden insect inventories through scouting techniques.