Pollinators are an integral part of the environment and human nutrition. Approximately one third of all food consumed by humans requires pollinators to grow. They are currently in danger due to habitat destruction and lack of overwintering, foraging, and nesting sites.
In an effort to provide these sites for local pollinators, the Pike County Conservation District obtained grant funding to design and plant an educational pollinator garden in the Dingman Township Park. The garden will be unveiled at a special event on September 17. This event will include a short presentation, a tour of the garden and information on planting for pollinators.
What’s the Buzz About Pollinators? will be held on Saturday, September 17, starting at 9:00 a.m., at Dingman Township Park, on Log Tavern Road, Milford, PA 18337. The pollinator presentation will take place in the pavilion, with a tour of the garden, and unveiling to follow.
There will be a farmer’s market in the park at the time of the event, with many local pollinated products for sale. the unveiling there will be an optional hike around the park’s trails with Conservation District Program Manager Ellen Enslin. Sunscreen, bug spray, and hiking shoes are encouraged.
Approximately one third of all food consumed by humans requires pollinators to grow.