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“The Pollinators” Film Discussion

anne arundel county public library“The Pollinators” is a journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honeybees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we eat. More about the film.

The film is available on DVD & on Kanopy. Kanopy is available for anyone with a Maryland Library Card and can be watch on any device including tv,  laptop, desktop, smart phone & tablet. After registration, you will be sent an email with instructions to join the Zoom meeting. You can access the program using a smartphone, tablet, computer or telephone.

*Please watch this film before hand and enjoy a group discussion on the film and learn more about honey bees and ways your yard can help them.

Registration is required. Click here.

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homestead gardensAnnapolis Green is partnering with Founding 100 supporter Homestead Gardens in an exciting three-part spring gardening seminar series. The second is Here We Grow: Helping Essential Pollinators Thrive

Topics covered

  • Why pollinators (bees, bats, beetles, moths and more) are key to our food supply: No bees, no food!
  • Pesticide and habitat threats to pollinators
  • How what you plant makes a difference to pollinator health: Plant Native!
  • Homestead Gardens’ Native Habitat Center

Speakers

central maryland beekeepers associationLuke Goembel, Vice President of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Dr. Goembel is a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He won a National Academy of Sciences award to study space science at NASA after earning a Ph.D. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins and founded his own aerospace business in 1997 where he designed and built space science instrumentation for NASA and others. In 2009 he began beekeeping. After a devastating year for his bees, he investigated the reasons for the sudden deaths of his bees and from that time forward has devoted effort to studying and advocating for pollinator health. He has authored articles in American Bee Journal, and has given testimony in support of  pollinator-protecting bills in the Maryland General Assembly including a State-wide regulatory ban on the pesticide ranked second in causing pollinator deaths. He has served as a panelist at a Congressional briefing in D.C., and has spoken at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Dr. Goembel volunteers his time and has not received one cent from either side on the issue of pollinators and pesticides.

Kathy Jentz, Editor, Publisher and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine.
Kathy is a life-long gardener from a family of farmers and dedicated gardeners. Currently, she is President of the Silver Spring Garden Club and on the board of several other clubs and organizations, including GardenComm, the association for Garden Communicators. She is a proud member of One Montgomery Green ( a sister organization to Annapolis Green) and Washington Gardener Magazine is  a gold-level certified business in Green America.

Register to attend

More about our Here We Grow program, a modern-day Victory Garden concept.

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Gardening for Pollinators

anne arundel public libraryPresented by Anne Arundel Public Library, this adult class will discuss how pollinators in Maryland and across the globe are in decline. Learn about common groups of Maryland’s bees, what plants provide good nectar, what plants are good host plants for butterflies, and about different types of nest boxes for pollinators.

This virtual program is presented in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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homestead gardensJoin Katie Dubow as she talks with Doug Tallamy about Plants and Pollinators.
Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored eighty research articles and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, and other courses for thirty-two years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.

On Facebook Live.

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Hives Alive!

Historic Annapolis invites you to make a bee-line for the William Paca Garden to find out what the buzz is all about during this fun-filled afternoon celebrating all things bees while you discover the important roles bees play in our world. Experience the wonder of a honey extraction demonstration from HA’s beekeeper, Peter Quinton. James Gagliardi, Horticulturist for Smithsonian Gardens and editor of the Smithsonian’s first gardening book, Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location, will provide a lecture about pollinators. The lecture will be followed by a book signing. Family activities.

  • Doors open: 1 p.m.
  • Honey Extraction Demonstration: 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Lecture: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free for Family and Garden Circle Members; $5 General Admission; $4 for HA Members and Volunteers; $3 for Children 3-17; Free for Children 2 and under.

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Matching Plants and Pollinators

Explore what pollinators are, above and below us, and then give them what they want. Attracting and feeding pollinators can very rewarding. Realizing our symbiotic relationship with our environment can be heightened in our own backyard. The content in this class will be relevant to beginners, intermediate and experienced gardeners. Speaker: Heather Wheatley, CPH, Education Coordinator for the Homestead Gardens’ Garden Academy. Her personal and professional mission is to proliferate the art and science of real and sustainable horticulture.

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Matching Plants and Pollinators

beeExplore what pollinators are, above and below us, and then give them what they want. Attracting and feeding pollinators can very rewarding. Realizing our symbiotic relationship with our environment can be heightened in our own backyard. The content in this class will be relevant to beginners, intermediate and experienced gardeners. Speaker: Heather Wheatley, CPH, Education Coordinator for the Homestead Gardens’ Garden Academy. Her personal and professional mission is to proliferate the art and science of real and sustainable horticulture.

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