On Saturday morning, October 8, 2016, the City of Woodbury, Master Gardeners from Washington County, and the Woodbury-Cottage Grove Area League of Women Voters will be sponsoring a fall garden program: Using Native Perennials for Attracting Pollinators and Improving Water Quality. The program will be held at the Eagle Valley Golf Course Conference Room, 2600 Double Eagle Lane, Woodbury, MN 55129.
There is no charge for this event, no pre-registration is required, and the public is encouraged to attend.
Topics include pollinators in the garden and why their numbers are decreasing; the role native perennials play in water quality, and University of Minnesota research on pollinators and lawns.
The schedule is as follows:
9:00 to 9:15 am – Welcome and introductions
9:15 to 10:00 am – Erin Rupp from Pollinate MN: Pollinators in the garden – why are their numbers decreasing?
10:00 to 10:15 am – break time to visit environmental information tables and mingle
10:15 to 11:00 am – Andy Schilling from the South Washington Watershed District: Using native perennials to protect and improve water quality
11:00 to 11:15 am – break time to visit environmental information tables and mingle
11:15 to 12 noon – James Wolfin, a University of Minnesota graduate researcher: Bee lawn pollinator research in Woodbury and the Arboretum