Pollination Celebration in Asheville

National Pollinator Week is June 21-27 this year.  I've been participating for some time, as part of Bee City Asheville's Pollination Celebration.  I usually talk about using native plants to create pollinator (and wildlife-friendly) gardens, a favorite topic any time of year.

Bee City Asheville is now a program of Asheville GreenWorks, a local non-profit that does a tremendous amount of excellent environmentally-oriented work in our community.  I'm glad to participate in the Bee City Leadership Committee work, too, as I can.

This year's Pollination Celebration kicked off today with a great program by Ruth Gonzalez.  Click on this Pollination Celebration link to see the rest of the week's programs and to register for any of them.  They're an excellent array of in-person and virtual programs, all free.

I'm doing a presentation on Monday, June 21, at 6 pm EST on "Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden" via Zoom, so my presentation and other virtual presentations next week are easily accessible wherever you are. If you’re interested, you can sign up via the Pollination Celebration link above, or it will be available on Asheville Greenworks website after the event,

The culminating event is at the RAD pollinator habitat, managed and maintained by the Bee City Leadership Committee.  If you're local, come by to see the year-old habitat, talk with pollinator educators, bring your kids to enjoy the pollinator-themed puppeteering from the Street Creature Puppet Collective (12-2 pm), and pick up a milkweed plant to add to your garden, as you enjoy the wonderful new greenway along the French Broad River.

Our spring habitat event was appreciated by folks of all ages!

RAD Pollinator Celebration and Milkweed Giveaway
Sunday, June 27, 11am - 3pm

: Wilma Dykeman Greenway - 221 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801