Learn to plant a pollinator garden

andrea.weigl@newsobserver.comApril 23, 2013 

If you have ever wanted to learn how to plant a garden to attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators, this workshop is for you.

Chatham County extension agent Debbie Roos will teach a class next month on how to create a pollinator paradise. Roos will give an overview of North Carolina pollinators and how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines and grasses to attract a diversity of them.

The workshop will be 2-5 p.m. May 25. It will begin in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro and continue with a tour at the pollinator garden that Roos designed and planted at Chatham Mills, a half mile from the agriculture building. The garden is comprised of 140 different species and cultivars, 85 percent of which are native to the North Carolina Piedmont.

Registration is required for the workshop. The deadline to register is May 22. Details are on Cooperative Extension’s Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/gsfworkshops. For more information about the workshop, call 919-542-8202.

Andrea Weigl

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