Date: June 18, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Join The Common Acre and our partners to learn how our communities can save pollinators! We’ll host programming throughout the whole week to help you Meet the Bees! Including: a Field Day with WSU Entomologists at the Beacon Food Forest; an evening symposium featuring poets, scientists, native plant experts, urban farmers, and community organizers; the release of the first ever Field Guide to Bees of the Puget Sound Lowlands; and a party to cap it all off!
Venue: Inscape Arts
Address: 815 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98134
Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for Inscape Arts Open Studios, featuring 5 floors of resident artists, plus guest artists and special opening from Spring Resident Artist Natasha Marin!
Find us on the East patio, soak up the sun, learn more about our region’s native plants and design your own seasonal leaf print postcard or poster to take home (using plants harvested from our conservation sites)!
While you work, enjoy a glass of our special sangria brewed with honey from bees we’re raising at SeaTac airport.
Venue: Beacon Food Forest
Address: S Dakota St, Seattle, WA 98108
Date: June 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join PhD Candidate Elias Bloom, NW Pollinator Initiative, The Common Acre, and Washington State University Entomologists to explore pollinator habitat at the Beacon Food Forest. This interactive program will give you tools to promote wild pollinators in your garden and farm
- Short lecture by WSU researchers detailing the latest information on the status of wild bees globally
- We’ll provide all the tools and techniques for hands on exploration in small groups of:
- Pollinator habitat conservation and augmentation
- Pollinator identification and monitoring
- Integrating farming systems with pollinator conservation
- Farm-walk led by BFF staff detailing production practices already in-place to conserve biodiversity and productivity.
Venue: Rainier Arts Center
Address: 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118
Date: June 19, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exploring how our communities can save pollinators with lightning talks from diverse perspectives, Q&A moderated by David Crowder, WSU Entomologist, and community tabling fair from 6-7pm. Produced by The Common Acre, NW Pollinator Initiative, and Town Hall Seattle.
- Opening reading by Claudia Castro Luna, WA State Poet Laureate
- Elias Bloom, WSU PhD Candidate
- Wild bees and other pollinators contribute to billions of dollars a year in global pollination services.
Venue: Centilia Cultural Center
Address: 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, WA 98144
Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
We’re protecting pollinators with a hive mentality! Are you ready to meet the bees?
Celebrate the release of the Field Guide to Bees of Puget Sound with the Common Acre! A donation of any size to our Crowdrise Campaign will get you on the list.
We’ll bring together our partners and supporters for the past five years of pollinator conservation at The Common Acre. Key scientists from the project will be present to share details about this easy-to-use resource,