Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM at the Cranford Community Center for the presentation, “Gardening to Attract Native Pollinators”  with Virginia Lamb.  Come learn how you can attract and foster native pollinator populations in your community through plant selection and organic gardening methods.  Native pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds are vital to maintaining diverse, resilient ecosystems and play a critically important role in agricultural and horticultural plant (and food) production. They also help produce beautiful gardens, as well as increase our enjoyment of natural spaces. Populations of managed and native bees, especially honey bees, are in a state of decline across North America, due to a variety of factors including varroa mite infestations, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the use of insecticides.  Creating a pollinator habitat locally is an important way to address this critical conservation issue while adding beauty to your garden and landscape. For those interested in learning more there will be information available on the best resources.

Virginia Lamb of Groundwork Education and Consulting has been teaching adults and children about environmental issues and gardening for over 25 years. She has a BS in environmental science and an MS in soil science. She lives with her family in Maplewood, NJ.

The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Ave. in Cranford, NJ.  The program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required, but seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  This presentation is sponsored by the Hanson Park Conservancy.  To learn more, please visit our website, www.hansonparkconservancy.com or like us on Facebook.