The Birds & Bees: Pollinator Garden Habitat - Toledo

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 6:30pm
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Join Tama County Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) for its upcoming event, “The Birds and Bees: Pollinator Garden Habitat.” The event will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at the Toledo Public Library, 206 E. High Street in Toledo. Registration and dessert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 7:00.

 

This event is free and open to the general public, both women and men. An RSVP is preferred by noon on April 2 by phoning 641-484-2702, ext. 3 or by emailing melody.bro@ia.nacdnet.net .

 

The evening features Lori Norton of Norton’s Greenhouse in Toledo and Tama County Naturalist Raina Genaw.

 

Lori and her husband, Don, began their business with one greenhouse in May 1993. By 1998, Norton’s Greenhouse had grown to nine greenhouses and a garden center. Each year is an adventure, adding new varieties to their sales inventory. Lori will have live pollinator-friendly plants on hand for this event.

 

Raina provides outreach and educational programming throughout Tama County. Since joining the Tama County Conservation Board staff in May of 2023, Raina has led or assisted with over 100 educational programs and reached over 3,300 people with environmental education.

 

Tama County Women, Land & Legacy began in 2007, part of a statewide USDA outreach project. This is the local group’s 48thevent. Over 400 individuals from in and around Tama County have attended at least one event of the group’s events. Women, Land & Legacy is currently active in 43 Iowa counties and brings together Iowans interested in agriculture, local food and natural resources to converse, listen and become empowered for involvement on their landscape and in their communities.

 

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this event should contact Stacie Buhr, 641-484-2702, ext. 3, at least 48 hours prior to the event or dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunication relay services. USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender. USDA and Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability.

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