January 28, 2024    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Did you know there are more than 270 species of native bees in Maine? That’s a lot more than just honeybees and bumblebees! Pollinators play a critical role in our ecosystem, and we all have the opportunity to make more pollinator-friendly habitats, right in our own gardens. Join Emily Baisden from the Wild Seed Project virtually to learn about the diversity of native pollinators we can find in our backyards and the plants we can grow to encourage this diversity. Ellen Maling, Barbara Murphy, and Joan Carney will join as a panel of pollinator enthusiasts from the Tom Settlemire Community Garden to share their efforts to create habitats for native pollinators at the Community Garden and teach you how you can get involved!

Emily Baisden is the Seed Program Manager at the Wild Seed Project. Prior to joining the Wild Seed Project in 2022, Emily served as Entomologist and Educator at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. She has an extensive background in horticulture and environmental education and focuses largely on using native plants to support food webs and biodiversity. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from the University of New England and an MS in Entomology from the University of Delaware.

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This event is part of our annual Winter Garden Workshop series: Growing Literacy. Every year, the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust offers this series of events to engage with the community, support the Tom Settlemire Community Garden, and offer skill-building exercises for gardeners of all abilities. These workshops are a wonderful opportunity to learn from master gardeners and experts on a variety of gardening subjects. This year we are excited to host six workshops in collaboration with Growing to Give and Curtis Memorial Library. Two of these workshops will be held online via zoom, and four will be in-person at Curtis Memorial Library. Bring your curiosity, questions, and join us! 

Thank you to Camden National Bank for sponsoring this series!