Series: Pollinator Week
Venue: Beacon Food Forest
Address: S Dakota St, Seattle, WA 98108
Organizer: Beacon Food Forest
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.
- Take home resource booklet with local pollinator guide
- Open Q&A and potluck featuring locally grown organic food
About the Organizers:
NW Pollinator Initiative We promote pollinator community health and pollination services through research into habitat conservation on small-scale diversified production systems of western Washington. This research has a strong focus on developing techniques that are practical and useful for growers in both long-term organic and transitioning farming systems.
WSU Food Systems Public interest in achieving more sustainable regional food systems is growing in Washington and is reflected in a wealth of new food systems initiatives at state, regional, and community levels. Strengthening connections within regional food systems is seen as an opportunity to open new markets for farmers, spur economic development, improve community-wide access to fresh and nutritious foods, and build public awareness about farming and the environment.
Beacon Food Forest The goal of the Beacon Food Forest is to design, plant and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires our community to gather together, grow our own food and rehabilitate our local ecosystem. Join us to improve public health by regenerating our public land into an edible forest ecosystem. We work to reduce agricultural climate impact, improve our local food security, provide educational opportunities, and celebrate growing food for the benefit of all species.