Workshop and Module Content:

This workshop focuses on making your yard a haven for bees, butterflies and other pollinators! You'll gain an understanding of the value of native bees and other pollinators, learn ways you can support them through your plantings, and find out about resources to help you take action.

Scholarships for this workshop are available upon request—please call (651) 699-2426 and provide your name, address, email, and the name of your preferred workshop.

What happens when you register?

When you register for this Blue Thumb Pollinator Plantings workshop, you're signing up for a live virtual workshop. By March 12th, you'll also receive access to a series of online learning modules to watch at your convenience. These lessons are intended to be watched after your live virtual workshop, so you can revisit what you've learned; however, feel free to look at the modules and familiarize yourself with the content before your Zoom session. The learning modules include:

  • Live virtual workshop on April 5th, 6:30-8 pm

  • Pre-recorded video presentations by experts in the field

  • Downloadable resources to enrich your workshop experience

  • Unlimited access to the module content through August 31st

What happens at the workshop?

We'll meet on Zoom, where a pollinator planting expert will elaborate further on the concepts covered in the online modules, followed by a Q&A. To get the most out of the experience, we highly recommend:

  • Watching all the video recordings after you attend your live virtual workshop; this will refresh your memory and show you what you missed!

  • Utilizing the downloadable material made available to you within the modules.

  • Helpful tip: if you have many questions to ask our expert, look over the modules before your live Zoom workshop! Your general questions may be covered in the pre-made material.

Learning Module Presenters:

James Wolfin - Twin City Seed

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James graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, and minors in Biology and Wildlife Conservation. James then went to the University of Minnesota for his Master’s degree in Entomology, where he focused on describing the bee communities that forage on flowering bee lawns in Minneapolis. James was a staff member at Metro Blooms from 2019–2022, working on the Lawns to Legumes individual grant program to support residents to create pollinator habitat, creating boulevard bioswales and turf alternatives to improve water quality and provide forage for pollinators, and educating the public about the benefits of these practices. James currently serves as a Conservation Specialist with Twin City Seed Company where he continues to develop and promote pollinator-friendly lawn alternatives.

Workshop Sponsors:

Dogwood Designs