Planting for Bee's Needs at Weston Public Library
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Did you know that Connecticut has 349 species of bees? On Monday, April 9 at 7PM, Lachat Town Farm and the Weston Public Library will host Kimberly A. Stoner from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station for a presentation on providing habitats for honey bees and wild bees.
Ms. Stoner received her PhD in entomology from Cornell University, and spent a year on a fellowship with the Africa Bureau of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Her PhD and early professional work at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station was in vegetable entomology. In her 30 years at CAES, she has moved from studying plant resistance to insects, to alternatives to insecticides for managing vegetable insects, to holistic case studies of organic farms, to focusing on bees. She is currently studying bee diversity in Connecticut, pollination of pumpkins and squash, and how bees are exposed to pesticides. She also works with people across Connecticut, including farmers, beekeepers, and community groups, in creating habitats for pollinators.
Join the Library on April 17th from 10am-2pm for a follow up drop-in workshop on making your own seed bombs. This event will take place in the Library’s Makerspace, while supplies last.
For additional information on programs and services at the Library, please visit www.westonpubliclibrary.org.
Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs and those of the Weston Public Library. We look forward to seeing you at the lecture.