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10th Annual Pollinator Day Celebration on Saturday, May 20, 9 am – 1 pm in Pittsboro, NC

May 9th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 14:28:08 +0000
From: Debbie Roos
Subject: 10th Annual Pollinator Day May 20 in Pittsboro!

10th Annual Pollinator Day Celebration on Saturday, May 20 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm in Pittsboro, NC

Come join the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension<https://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/> and the Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association<http://www.chatham-beekeepers.org/> for our 10th Annual Pollinator Day Celebration on Saturday, May 20, from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm on the lawn next to the Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro, NC. The purpose of our popular Pollinator Day is to raise public awareness of the importance of the bees and other pollinators that are needed to produce 80 percent of our flowering plants and one third of our human food crops. The event is co-sponsored by Starrlight Mead.

We have a great program planned for folks of all ages and all activities are free!

You can hear a presentation about beekeeping – how to get started, equipment needs, management tips – from experienced beekeepers. Watch an expert beekeeper work an actual hive inside a bee cage (bees inside, participants outside!) and see honey bees up close and personal. Learn about what to plant in your garden to attract butterflies and bees and other pollinators. Tour Cooperative Extension’s demonstration Pollinator Paradise Garden at Chatham Mills and get a close look at visiting pollinators. Sample delicious foods made with local honey and get recipes for how to cook with honey. Learn about native bees and butterflies.

Ever tried honey wine? Co-sponsors Starrlight Mead<http://starrlightmead.com/> will be doing a mead tasting and a mead making demonstration. Visitors can also visit the meadery where they produce their award-winning honey wines on the Chatham Mills property!

Visit our kids’ tent with lots of activities for kids including a scavenger hunt, plant-a-pollinator-plant, beeswax candle making, face painting, pollinator games and balloons, and more! Watch “Bee TV” – park yourself in front of an observation hive and watch the worker bees tending to the queen. It’s mesmerizing!

We will be giving away native plants and gift certificates from local nurseries and businesses throughout the day, thanks to generous support from:
Angelina’s Kitchen<http://www.angelinaskitchenonline.com/>
Big Bloomers Flower Farm<http://www.bigbloomersflowerfarm.com/>
Buck Naked Farm<https://bucknakedfarmnc.com/>
Chatham Marketplace<http://chathammarketplace.coop/>
Country Farm & Home<http://chathamfarmsupply.com/>
Cure Nursery<http://curenursery.com/>
Green Panda Farms<http://www.greenpandafarms.com/>
Growing Wild Nursery<http://www.growingwildnursery.com/index.htm>
<http://curenursery.com/>Mellow Marsh Farm<http://mellowmarshfarm.com/>
Niche Gardens<http://www.nichegardens.com/>
Oakleaf<https://oakleafnc.com/>
Starrlight Mead<http://www.starrlightmead.com/>
For photos and a program schedule visit the Growing Small Farms website<https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/2017/05/10th-annual-pollinator-day-celebration-may-20-in-pittsboro/>.

We hope to see you there!

Debbie

Debbie Roos
Agricultural Extension Agent
Chatham County Center
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
919.542.8202

www.growingsmallfarms.org
www.facebook.com/debbie.roos.nc
www.twitter.com/GrowSmallFarms

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