Fall Container Gardening for Pollinators

Did you know migratory birds and butterflies fly 100+ miles per day? Making that journey requires a lot of fuel and stamina! But what can we do to ensure that our avian and insect friends get to their destination safely? 

Join Pollinator Steward, Heather Andrews, at the Horn Farm to learn about the migrating creatures and how we can create our own sun or shade planting this spring to help them sustain their long flights. She will discuss...

  • Host plants for native butterflies and moths
  • What are “keystone” plants in your geography to host the most pollinators possible
  • Strategic combinations of plants will maximize butterfly activity in your garden
  • Why you should be a “lazy gardener” and delay spring clean up to help overwintering butterflies, bugs, moths and birds

She will create 2 demonstration pots during class designed to attract migratory butterflies and hummingbirds. At the end of the presentation, you will select 3 plants to create your own seasonal 'fueling station' at home!  Using plants provided by Calyx Native Nursery, you can customize a sun or shade pot that is rich with plants that will help energize all the migratory species passing through your yard this fall.

The price of the class is $40 and includes 3 native plants for participants to select and take home to plant their own garden.


About the Instructor:

Heather Andrews is a certified Pollinator Steward, published author, photographer, and speaker. She encourages gardeners provide to provide habitat for wildlife and pollinators via keystone native plants. During the growing season, you will find her in her monarch waystation, Cat-a-pillar Haven, and videoblogging on her YouTube Channel, Garden Thoughtfully.  She succinctly summarizes actionable information from recent clinical trials to empower others to create sustainable landscapes and pollinator paradises in their own backyard. 

She has won multiple state awards for pollinator garden design. Her award winning photographs and articles have been featured in magazines, PA state publications, and on Medium.To follow her educational videologs, she can be found on educational gardening channel on youtube, GardenThoughtfully, or on Facebook at The Thoughtful Gardener. 


Program Notes:

This class will take place semi-outdoors. Please check the weather in advance and dress accordingly. 

All programs are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather. Participants will receive an email in the days preceding the program for any changes or cancellations. You can review our current Cancellation and Refund Policy here

Parking takes place in the field above the farmhouse.

When
September 7th, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location
4945 Horn Rd
York, PA 17406
United States
Contact
Phone: (717) 757-6441
Event Fee(s)
Class Fee $40.00