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Pollinator Gardens with Chris Ferrero co-presented by the Lenox Garden Club and Stockbridge Library

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Create a paradise for pollinators in your home landscape and gardens! Pollination = Conservation and residential landscapes play a major role.

Bee-friendly backyards support pollinators and beneficial insects, and make your home garden more beautiful. This program features an introduction to the needs and habits of important pollinators, ways to adapt home landscapes to attract and sustain pollinators, ideas for a diversity of flowering plants for home gardens, and the importance of native plants and nativars. You’ll also learn about local efforts to establish links on the Pollinator Pathways project!

Gardening speaker, writer, and consultant Chris Ferrero is a Cornell Master Gardener from Dutchess County, NY, where in addition to
speaking and teaching classes, she has led demonstration garden renovations, organized regional events, and served on teams as a perennials specialist known for particular expertise in shade gardening, flowering shrubs, pollinator-approved planting designs, and native plants as alternatives to invasives.

The pandemic’s spike in home gardening interest has increased her list of speaking topics to 18, and last year she gave 34 Zoom presentations to groups across the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires, including programs for Master Gardener groups. A retired corporate marketing executive, she delights in crafting visually inspiring slides, offers original plant lists among other handouts, and enjoys email dialog with participants following her programs.