Saturday 5/18 White Memorial/ Native Pollinator Conservation Workshop

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Transition Litchfield’s May events will focus on the insects that propagate almost $3 billion a year of agricultural products in the United States.

The monthly film, on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Community Center, featured three experts on pollinating insects.

Saturday, May 18th 

Native Pollinator Conservation Workshop  

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mott – Van Winkle Classroom at the White Memorial Conservation Center, Inc. 

James Fischer, WMCC Research Director will show you conservation strategies for our native pollinators, who pollinate our fruit and vegetable gardens every year. We will learn how to help conserve the Mason Bee, a native pollinator, by building shelters where they can build their nests.The material fee is $10 (White Memorial members) and $15 (non-members) per person. Each participant will build a Mason Bee Colony Shelter (no bees involved….build it, put it up and the bees will find it- no stings involved!) You will take your shelter home along with information handouts. The class is limited to 20 people.

This workshop is in collaboration with the While Memorial Foundation.

The White Memorial Conservation Center, Inc., 860-567-0857, is located on route 202 between Litchfield and Bantam.  The Mott–Van Winkle Classroom is located on the left side of the gravel road as you enter White Memorial’s campus.

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Also of interest at Wisdom House, Wisdomhouse.org

June 1, 2013Saturday 2:00 – 3:00 pm Ecology and Spirituality ForumThe care of the earth and its inhabitants calls for a responsible stewardship. What affects our world affects our spirit. The plight of the recent decline of the bee population will be the focus of this program. To complement this program, the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery will feature an installation titled “Requiem for Being” by artist Cate Bourke.Donation for this program: $5
June 1 – September 7 , 2013Opening (Sat. June 1): 3:00 – 5:00 pm  Requiem for Being: An InstallationArtist: Cate BourkeThe Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House. Taking bee colony collapse disorder as a point of departure, this art installation will be a meditation on otherness, ambivalence and disconnectedness.Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday 10 AM- 4 PM
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