Bee-Friendly Gardens and Landscapes

6/28/2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM ET

Local organization Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is excited to announce the next feature in their 2018 NH Re-skill-ience Workshop Series, hands-on workshops focusing on homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills. Workshops are designed to help participants develop skills and knowledge that strengthen personal and community resilience.  Our next workshop is Bee-Friendly Gardens and Landscapes with Cathy Neal. This workshop takes place on Thursday, June 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Chocorua Public Library at 25 Deer Hill Rd, Chocorua, NH. This workshop is generously funded by the Tamworth Foundation and comprises a series of five Tamworth workshops. We are very excited for this opportunity.

Dr. Cathy Neal is an Extension Professor and horticulture specialist at the University of New Hampshire. She works with property owners and landscapers to help them select and care for landscape plants in sustainable ways focusing on establishing pollinator habitat, wildflower meadows, and rain gardens. She is the author of several fact sheets and books including Best Plants for New Hampshire Gardens and Landscapes, and Planting for Pollinators in Northern New England. In her spare time, she watches and photographs the birds and bees in her own garden. We are so lucky to have her!

This workshop will help you think like a bee! We’ve all heard that honey bees are declining, but here in NH we have many other pollinators that are also important to agriculture and the environment. Learn about what our native bees and other pollinators need to survive. You can help support these pollinators, even on a small scale, by planting flowers and making safe places for the bees to live. We’ll discuss the best plants for bees, how to create a meadow garden, and how to make simple nesting boxes. Plant some seeds and take home a seedling to start your bee-friendly garden! Please come comfortably dressed for the weather in case we are planting outside.

This workshop takes place on Thursday, June 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Chocorua Public Library at 25 Deer Hill Rd in Chocorua Village, NH. The cost to participate in the workshop is $15 to hold your place. Pre-registration is specifically requested for this event to be sure enough supplies will be provided. Please register at, or by calling 603-539-6460.

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