Did you know that the hard-working honey bee, visits five million flowers to make just one pint of honey? In the United States, one third of our agricultural output depends on pollinators. Worldwide, nearly 1,000 plants grown as crops require assistance from these animals in order to reproduce. You may have heard that many of these pollinator species are in trouble and need our help due to loss of habitat, colony collapse, pollution, and other factors.
This class is intended to offer actionable options to support dwindling pollinator populations and to help them rebound. I’m excited to lead this celebration of Georgia's bees, butterflies, birds, and more. During much of our session, we will explore ways to promote pollinators through plant choices, yard maintenance, landscape options, and guerilla gardening.
We'll look at varieties of heirloom and native plants for your landscape, find ways to champion our environment, and create a personal butterfly garden to attract some of your favorite flying flowers.
If discovery and learning excite you then this class is for you. Come join us and plan for a brilliant, active wildlife garden in your own backyard, no matter how small.
About the Instructor:
Dixie Whitman dreams of spending her days crisscrossing the USA, visiting military working dog kennels, state and national parks, glorious gardens, and spotting wild herds of animals. Instead, she spends a majority of her days herding cats at home.
When she's not herding cats or plotting travels, Dixie designs her butterfly garden, enjoys her bluebird trail, pursues photography, and enjoys time with friends. She shares her home turf with Jerry, her talented hubby, and the cats who keep finding their way to her doorstep.
Dixie has taken several classes with ELM, hopes to give back by teaching, and is excited to continue on this journey.