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Earth Day 2014: Protect the Pollinators!
Tuesday, April 22, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
$15 member/$20 Master Gardener/$25 non-member
Fee includes Arboretum admission and take-home pollinator-friendly goodies.

Examine the headlines and get the latest "intel" from the experts. Learn the science behind what you think might - or might not - be true. Minnesota scientists answer essential questions so you can make educated and informed decisions that impact the pollinators of Mother Earth.

               What is causing the decline of pollinator populations?
               • How might the decline of pollinator populations affect the health of Earth?
               Are insecticides (like "neonics") part of the problem?
               How do I know the plants I buy are pollinator friendly?
               What can I do to help butterflies and bees?

1:00-2:45 - LEARN 
The Monarch Story: Responding to the Challenge of Declining Monarch Populations
   Karen Oberhauser, Ph. D.
- University of Minnesota, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation
    Click for a PDF of Dr. Oberhauser's presentation.

Earth Without Bees and Most Flowering Plants, Apply Your Sunscreen
   Vera Krischik, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology
    Click for a PDF of Dr. Kirschik's presentation.

3:00-5:00 - ACT!
Making Your Yard Irresistible to Butterflies and Pollinators in Zone 4
   Julia Bohnen - Educator and acclaimed horticulturist who was instrumental in the creation and management
   of the Arboretum's Spring Peeper Meadow Restoration Project
    Click for a PDF of Ms. Bohnen's presentation.

The Pollination of Native Plants
    Heather Holm - Landscape designer, author and consultant specializing in native plant landscapes and
    Click for a PDF of Ms. Holm's presentation.

Book Signing
   Heather Holm -
Author of Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and
   Beneficial Insects with Native Plants

Goodie Bag

Take home your FREE pollinator-friendly resources, including:

   Pollinator-attracting seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
   Assorted non-GE seeds from BBB Seed
   Resource materials from Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
   Pollinator-friendly plant plugs

The Bees Knees
Naturally WILD

Organic Consumers Association

Prairie Restorations, Inc.
Earth Wizards

Bare Honey
BBB Seed

The Bees Knees
The Bee Squad
The Birchwood Cafe
Bossy Acres
Earth Wizards
Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes
Humming for Bees
Lucia's Restaurant
Mademoiselle Miel
Master Gardener Program - Anoka County
Master Gardener Program - Hennepin County
Master Gardener Program - McLeod & Meeker Counties
Master Gardener Program - Ramsey County
Master Gardener Program - Washington County
Minnesota Gardens Flower Marts
Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Mother Earth Gardens
Naturally WILD
Prairie Restorations, Inc.
Seward Co-op
Twin Cities Local Food
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
The Wedge Co-op
Wild Ones
Women in Landscape Architecture - Minnesota

Financial Sponsor: Please contact Bev Anglum at (952) 443-1407 or to discuss options and benefits for your organization.

Host an Exhibit Table: To reserve an exhibit table at Earth Day, submit linked form to Jill Leenay at Table fee is $50 for non-profits, $150 for businesses.

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