Native Plant and Pollinator Gardening Workshop and Plant Giveaway
Native plants are a beautiful part of our local local landscape as well as crucial resources for a huge number of native insects. Planting native species of plants can beautify your landscape, reduce your water usage, increase survival of seedlings to flowering, and provide habitat for flower visitors.
Pollinators like native bees are crucial for helping produce the fruits and vegetables we grow and eat in Nevada. But it’s not just bees and butterflies- wasps and flies also visit native flowers, and they provide another important service as pest control of many farm and garden insect pests.
This workshop will cover local pollinator diversity and ecology, review common native plants and how to garden for pollinators, and end with a hands-on demonstration planting native pollinator seedlings at the new Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area, managed by Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation.
At the end, you’ll be given free native pollinator seedlings adapted for your area!
Note that this workshop will be outside rain or shine and will follow all University social distancing policies.
Pre-registration required: register using the link below!
Saturday, April 17 at 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area 6800 Pembroke Dr., Reno NV