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Welcome to the 2018 Young Farmers Conference! Please be sure to register for each session you plan to attend, as capacity is limited. Also make sure to edit your schedule if you decide you no longer want to attend a session so that others have a chance to add it to their schedule.
Thursday, December 6 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pollination Ecology LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Many of the plants you grow have, at the very least, one pollinator partner who helped shape the evolution of their flowers and distribution. From bees, to butterflies, to birds, to bats, pollinating animals are responsible for much of the fruits and vegetables we rely on. This workshop will teach you the basics of pollination ecology as well as how to maximize food production by encouraging both native and exotic pollinators. Yes, honey bees will be discussed, but this workshop will also cover the exciting world of tomato buzz pollination, the rotten world of fly pollination, and the beautiful life of the squash bee. By the end of the day you will be able to “read” flowers and come to know the true desires of the organisms you cultivate.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca McMackin

Rebecca McMackin

Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Rebecca is an ecologically obsessed horticulturist and garden designer. By day, she is the Director of Horticulture for Brooklyn Bridge Park, where she manages 85 acres of diverse parkland organically and with an eye towards habitat creation for birds, butterflies, and soil microorganisms.In... Read More →


Thursday December 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
West Haybarn

Attendees (40)