Marin Art and Garden Center - Winter 2017 Conservation Series: Air, Land, and Sea - The Bee-Friendly Garden

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Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Phone: (415) 455-5260

The MAGC Conservation series addresses key aspects of conservation issues including habitat, water, pesticides, and the impacts of climate change on the plants and animals of Marin and the Bay Area. The series will provide up-to-date scientific information about the health of our local environment and guidance to residents wanting to have a positive impact. It is also a chance to learn more about the work of local organizations including One Tam, Hungry Owl Project, and the Oceanic Society. 

Reception and book signing following the talk.

Planting pollinator gardens not only ensures your vegetables, flowers and fruit trees are pollinated, but can help perpetuate plants that depend on pollination – over 80% of the world’s plants!  Though many of us think of honeybees when we think of pollinators, there are 1600 species of native bees in California. Bee-friendly gardens are flower-filled gardens, and the same flowers that offer pollen and nectar rewards to bees offer us some of the most beautiful landscapes. 

Kate Frey is a noted garden designer and eloquent advocate for pollinators.  She designed and managed the famous organic public garden at Fetzer Vineyards, the Melissa Garden in Healdsburg and the landscape at Lynmar Winery in Sebastopol.  Her gardens won 2 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, a rare honor for an American designer.  Kate currently writes for the Press Democrat newspaper and her book, The Bee Friendly Garden, was published in 2016 by Ten Speed Press.

Kate’s newest venture, The American Garden School, makes its debut in 2017.

Special Notes

Individual tickets $20; Series of 3 talks $50. Street Address: 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957, (Please note, there is another 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd in San Anselmo that is NOT the Marin Art & Garden Center.) Mailing Address: Box 437, Ross, CA 94957