Creating a Pollinator Garden
Vanessa Venturini, State Program Leader of the URI Master Gardener Program will lead this talk and site visit of Beechwood Gardens. Learn how to create pollinator habitat in your own yard! We’ll discuss garden design, plant selection considerations and other techniques to provide food, shelter and nesting sites for native pollinators.
These Xerces Society tips and local URI Extension resources will set you off and running in your quest to attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more! Preview some of these resources via links on our Plant Guide Page.
With a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management and ten years of experience in Cooperative Extension, Vanessa has seen the power of education to change behavior for the benefit of the environment. Her work has ranged from connecting urban youth to their food by developing a garden-based camp in Providence to encouraging green industry professionals to use native plants to promote biodiversity. Vanessa has a passion for travelling, but is most excited to affect change in her home state of little Rhody.
Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
The Beechwood Lecture Series, offered to the public, free of charge, is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardener Program and the RI Wild Plant Society. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending.
Upcoming 2017 Beechwood Lectures
11/15/17 Designing the Ecological Landscape, Kevin M. Alverson Landscape Architecture
We will be announcing our 2018 Lecture Series shortly, and as always, we look forward to some new speakers that will prove to be dynamic and educational.