Cavendish to sponsor workshop on pollinator friendly environments

CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Cavendish Energy Committee will sponsor a workshop Tuesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. to be held in the Cavendish Town Office meeting room on how to create a pollinator friendly habitat. The speakers will discuss, among other issues, how a solar array field can significantly help in the fight to stop the decline of pollinators.

Learn about cultivating pollinator friendly environments. Photo provided.

Cindy Heath and Donna Thomas of the UVM Extension Service Master Gardener Program will present an informative talk on garden design and more. The Master Gardener program’s mission is to educate the public on science-based home horticulture. The Energy Committee’s mission is to advance local energy saving measures and to educate the public on energy issues. These groups are coming together because the proliferation of solar projects around the state, including in Cavendish, has opened up an opportunity to help pollinators such as bees and other flying insects.

An underlying reason for our concern with energy is the state of our natural environment and the need for people to live more sustainably. Gardening and growing our own crops is a big part of sustainability.

Anyone from any town may attend the workshop. The Cavendish Town Office is located at 37 High Street in Cavendish. Light refreshments will be served at the workshop. For additional information, please contact Mary Ormrod at 802-226-7783.

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