Monday, July 31, 2017
By: Dr. Becky Langer, Bayer North American Bee Care Program, Project Manager
What’s better than the sound of bees buzzing in a garden? The sound of children talking and learning about bees buzzing in a garden! To celebrate the beginning of National Pollinator Week, the Bayer Bee Care Program teamed up with the Washington Youth Garden in Washington, D.C., for a pollinator celebration. Each year, the Washington Youth Garden hosts four Family Garden Days as a time for members of the community to experience nature and learn how food is grown through hands-on activities and tours. We joined the first Family Garden Day of 2017 as parents and children from across the city were welcomed on Saturday, June 17 to participate in a planting and multiple educational activities about pollinator health and their importance to food production.
The event began with a welcome from Nadia Mercer, program director for the Washington Youth Garden, followed by few remarks from me on the importance of pollinators before presenting Nadia with a check for $5,000.
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