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June 12 – Building a Pollinator Garden

Jun 6, 2021 | Events

This Zoom class, sponsored by the King County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in Bellevue, will be March 20th, 9:30-10:30am.

If you want to increase your gardening knowledge and skills, the Bellevue Demonstration Garden (BDG) Workshop series can help you. A broad range of topics which are based on scientific information emphasizing plants and methods that work in the Pacific Northwest will be discussed. These workshops are appropriate for both beginning and experienced gardeners. Current science and techniques are emphasized. Participants can expect to learn about new methods and plants as well as the tried and true. Topics will vary from vegetable to ornamental cultivation and may discuss blending both in your garden beds.

The June 12, 2021, workshop will be presented by Sharon Collman who will speak about Building a Pollinator Garden: from Lawn to Blooming Exuberance. The workshop will document the transition from unhealthy lawn and sheared conifers to a garden of perennials, flowering trees and lots of buzzing and water quality benefits. Sharon Collman has been a WSU educator in horticulture and IPM since 1974. She was a founding member of the WSU Pilot Master Gardener program which has been adopted in most states, Canadian provinces, and several countries abroad. Collman has authored more than 75 publications including fact sheets, magazine articles and book chapters and received many awards for her programs. She is most passionate about educating people about insects and their role in our lives, and she photographs insects for her enjoyment.

Instructions for joining the Zoom classes will be sent to registrants at 7:30AM the day of the class. Classes will be held on Saturdays. Access to Zoom will be open at 9:00AM the day of the class. You must register for this class to receive the Zoom instructionsA minimum donation of $5 is suggested for this class.

Details and links to each workshop’s registration are available on the BDG Workshops web page at