Beneficial insect activity and good pollination by bees are an essential part of a healthy sustainable garden. Encouraging beneficial insects to the garden reduces the need for pest control while a healthy community of bees ensures good pollination and better crop yields.
Central Park Gardens, at the corner of Third and B streets, will present a free workshop on “Beneficials and Bees” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday with Master Gardeners Janet Gift and Bonnie Berman. This workshop will identify our most common beneficial insects and how to encourage both bees and beneficials to the garden.
This is the last of the spring Central Park Gardens workshops. After a summer hiatus, the series will resume on a monthly basis in September with “Growing Winter Vegetables,” date and time to be announced.
For more information, call Peg Smith at 530-756-8409.