Did you know that 51 percent of garden bedding plants purchased at places like Home Depot and Lowe’s are treated with toxic poisons that have been proven to kill bees? They aren’t labeled as containing pesticides, and when we put these plants in our gardens we are inadvertently poisoning pollinators (bees, butterflies, bats, and birds). Come learn more about your own backyard and how to make it as healthy as possible for pollinators and you—and learn how to work together with your neighbors to build bee-safe communities.
What: Bee and Child Safe Lawns & Gardens—a panel and workshop on bees, pesticides, and healthy lawns & gardens
When: Saturday, August 9th, noon – 3 pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 15th and Canyon, Boulder (right across from Farmer’s Market)
Sponsored by: City of Boulder, Sierra Club, Bee Safe Neighborhoods, Harlequin’s Gardens, Highland Honey, Butterfly Pavilion, & Osborne Organics
See the Friends of the Earth study on pesticides, begging plants, and bees for yourself:
http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2 ... dly-plants
Events of interest to BCBA members.
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