If you’re anything like me, you probably enjoy spending time in or around the garden in summertime. I love to watch the bees, butterflies, and other pollinators at work.
But it turns out bees and nearly all pollinators are dying off at an alarming rate. Without bees, much of our food supply is in jeopardy.
So VPIRG is working with allied organizations on a new campaign to protect pollinators in Vermont.
On Thursday, August 31, we hope you’ll join us, along with the UVM Bee Lab’s Samantha Alger, and Charlie Nardozzi of Vermont Public’s All Things Gardening, at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain for a Protect our Pollinators event to learn more about how you can play a pivotal role in protecting our pollinators.
What: Protecting our Pollinators: A Lakeside Chat with Charlie Nardozzi and Samantha Alger
When: August 31st, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington
While pollinators face multiple challenges, one of the greatest threats is posed by toxic neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics, which are widely used in Vermont.
Continued use of these neonic pesticides could threaten not only biodiversity but our agricultural economy as well. We want to stop the use of neonic-treated seeds in Vermont and help farmers transition to more sustainable alternatives.
This educational event on August 31st will feature remarks from Paul Burns, Executive Director of VPIRG, Samantha Alger of the UVM Bee Lab, and Charlie Nardozzi, well known for the All Things Gardening program on Vermont Public.
Join us to learn more on how you can help protect pollinators from deadly pesticides and create habitats in your own yard where they can thrive. You can do your part not only during the warm weather months but beyond to help support a healthy pollinator population in Vermont.