Why and How to Build a Pollination Preservation Garden

Why and How to Build a Pollination Preservation Garden


March 27, 2024    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


J.V. Fletcher Library
50 Main Street, Westford, MA, 01886

Event Type

A Presentation by Giancarla Kalpas

Duration: 1 hour presentation with Q&A welcome afterwards

Program Type: In-person and on Zoom (email for Zoom Link after registration)

Cost: Free, Registration Preferred

Speakers: Giancarla Kalpas of The Bumblebee Project

Description of Event:

During this presentation you will hear how one person, after learning about the mission of the Bumblebee Project, to conserve native pollination systems by providing the specific habitats required by at-risk pollinators–and to reduce the threats to those pollinators–in the 36 communities of the Metrowest Conservation Alliance (MCA), made the decision to become an Ambassador in her town. She built a Pollination Preservation Garden which includes over 80 species of native plants that support pollinators at risk and was rewarded by the appearance in the garden of the two bumble bees at risk in our state, just one year from planting.

You will learn that what we plant makes a difference. You will be inspired by this and other success stories to do all you can to preserve species from extinction and preserve biodiversity in your town, on private and public lands. 

This work is based on the research and recommendations of Dr. Robert Gegear, Professor at UMass Dartmouth and founder of The Beecology Project. You can find more information about his research on his website: ​https://gegearlab.weebly.com


Register here or Contact:

Andrea Grossman, District Administrator, at 978-303-8272 or email admin@middlesexconservationdistrict.org.

This program is co-sponsored by the Middlesex Conservation District, Sudbury Valley Trustees, MCA, and The Bumblebee Project.


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