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Pollinator Power

IMPORTANT: Due to ongoing power outages, the Garden is closed and the in person portion of this program is CANCELLED. In person registrants will receive a link to the virtual portions of today’s program and we will refund the difference between the in person and online registration.  See the revised agenda, below. 


Pollinators play a crucial role in ecological survival. Neither humans nor earth’s terrestrial ecosystems could survive without them. Nearly 80% of the 1,400 crop plants grown around the world – those that produce all of our food and industrial products –require pollination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Join us for a day of learning about our native pollinators and how to support them with strategies for your home garden. In the morning, learn about three indicator species–species that indicate the health of an environment. After lunch (included with in person registration) engage in breakout sessions on resources available locally, then finish with a bringing-it-all back home final keynote.

This is a hybrid program.
Presentations and participation are in person or online via Zoom.

Virtual Ticket: $30 (includes all virtual talks)


Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals
Online: 3 CEUs

Certified Virginia Horticulturists
Online: 3 CEUs

Online only: 1 each: Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, BCMA Management, Climber Specialist, Aerial Lift Specialist

Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists
Online: 4 hours, self-report


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Thursday, June 23, 2022
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Details


Attention: due to ongoing power outages, the Garden is closed and this program is virtual only. See the revised agenda, below. In person registrants will receive a link to join the virtual portion.


8:55 a.m.
Online access open

All speakers are presenting from remote; both in person and online participants can view the speakers. Presentations are not being recorded, but each presenter is providing a link to a similar program by them.

9 a.m.
Celebrating the Ultimate Gateway Bug: Monarch Butterfly Biology, Migration, and Conservation
Dr. Jaret Daniels, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, University of Florida

10:10 a.m.
Bumble Bee Banquet
Heather Holm, award winning author and conservationist

11:15 a.m.
Conserving the Jewels of the Night
Dr. Sara Lewis, Tufts University

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. (note: this program was originally scheduled for 3:30 p.m.)

Native Annuals: An Underutilized Resource
Ethan Dropkin, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, Glenside, PA
This program is being recorded and will be made available to all registrants.

All programs subject to change.