Today, former Master Gardener Marty Bergland teaches us about pollinators such as bees and butterflies, and how they help provide our food supply. Topics will include their life-cycles, how plants and insects help each other, and choosing plants for specific locations that will contribute to their survival and our continuing food supply. Marty's program will also kick-off an ongoing plan to establish a pollinator garden at Lake Fellowship! We'll be looking for volunteers and manual labor as soon as the ground is ready for planting.
Marty is a lifelong gardener and has developed numerous gardening and related classes as a former Master Gardener (18 years). She helped the Minnetsota State Horticulture Society (MSHS) develop their Garden In A Box program, and frequently presents gardening and pollinator classes for MSHS, MG events, and school/community programs. She currently works with a greenhouse in the spring, and year-round with a local honey farm where she makes beeswax candles and other honey-related products.