The Coeur d'Alene Coop
Raising Chickens and Urban Gardening
July 9, 2018 By Candace Godwin Leave a Comment
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Come see the Idaho Master Gardener's demonstration Pollinator Garden at the KC Fair this week! Learn how important pollinators are to our gardens and our world food supply! On Wednesday, Aug. 22, I'll be presenting a "Master Gardener Minute" on how to save tomato seeds - 12:30 pm behind Building 10!UI Extension and the Idaho Master Gardeners are proud to showcase our new community project, and a partnership with the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Come visit the UI Extension Demonstration Garden Featuring the Pollination Project during the fair. It is located between building 10 (the location of our booth) and building 11. Learn about how to help pollinators thrive in your garden, landscape, balcony and patio. This prototype garden showcases our new education series about pollinators and the skills of your Idaho Master Gardener volunteers. It allows us to offer a space to educate the public and test out our curriculum and classes while we raise funds for a larger vision of a half-acre hands-on demonstration and learning garden on site (along with a new exhibit building about pollinators...think science museum). We will be teaching classes at the fair each day from 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm just north of this garden and building 10 in the shaded seating area. These classes named "The Idaho Master Gardener Minute" will feature topics on "Basic Seed Saving", "Helping Pollinators Thrive", and "Raising Native, Blue Orchard Mason Bees." The class title for the day will be posted in and around building 10. Come visit us and see what we have been up to. We are proud to offer this to our community. *We are currently raising native bees in this garden. Native bees are considered safe and docile as the males do not possess the ability to sting and the females are too busy provisioning their nests and carrying out tasks to set the new generation up for success. Each female is her own queen and worker bee. She is too busy and focused on her solitary nest to care about stinging anything. ... See MoreSee Less
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