In online classes, learn how to attract pollinators to your garden
BURLINGTON — Interested in creating a pollinator garden to provide a place for native bees and butterflies to thrive?
The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Community Horticulture Program has developed a self-paced online course, Creating Pollinator-friendly Landscapes in Vermont. The three-unit course, geared to home gardeners and small landowners, will be taught through assigned readings and pre-recorded lectures by horticultural experts.
The fee is $30. To enroll go to go.uvm.edu/pollinator-landscape-course. For questions or if needing a disability-related accommodation to participate, call Beret Halverson at (802) 656-1777.
The course will cover the different types of pollinators, selection of plants and habitat enhancement to attract bees and butterflies. Participants also will learn about the process of pollination and how to use Integrated Pest Management strategies, including avoiding or minimizing use of pesticides, to manage unwanted pests and protect pollinators.
A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the self-paced course and final survey.
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