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Garden club meeting, saving the pollinators, reducing pesticide usePosted Monday, February 20, 2012, at 7:31 AM
I better get the announcement mentioned up front, because I feel a crusade coming on and it could get ugly. Weed'em & Reap will meet this coming Friday February 24th at 7:00 PM in the New Century Chinese Restaurant on Madison street.
As a reminder, this is open to all, there is not dress code, no requirement to eat, (although...it is tasty) and it is not a formal event. We will be discussing what is being called the "pocket gardens" up on the square, so if you have an interest, be there. :-)
cherokee2 added a link on another post regarding the loss of honeybees and other pollinators in England. Well, it is a problem here too and many of us have probably noticed the lack of bees in our gardens.
This article discusses a positive action that can be taken to encourage and nourish the bee populations. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlif...
Why do we want to do that? Most of us gardeners and all farmers know that this is how the majority of our plants are pollinated. This is how fruit bearing trees and vegetables produce their bounty.
Without pollinators, we could have a sudden food shortage of epic proportions! It might have been 40 years ago, but when we in rural Tennessee can see the reduction of pollinators, something is happening.
This is not the end of my crusade, but my work day is already calling, so....I'LL BE BACK!
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