5th Annual BeeVent
Saturday, March 2, 2019 • Doors open 8:00am
Linn Co. Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon
Would you like to increase the size of the raspberries
growing in your garden by 30%? Can the fruit on your
apple tree grow bigger and healthier without adding more
fertilizer? Yes! What is the secret? Personalized
pollinators. This year's BeeVent Pollinator Conference
on March 2, sponsored by the Linn Co. Extension Master
Gardeners, will teach you ways to enhance the habitat in
your yard to encourage specific beneficial butterflies
and insects to take up residence and do their magic on
your flowers, fruits and vegetables. And it just might
improve the whole neighborhood!
Most of the bee and butterfly research conducted to date
has been for commercial growers. But this fifth annual
gathering of home gardeners, small farmers and city
dwellers who love flowers, has become an essential
element in the growth of interest and knowledge
surrounding the plight of our pollinators. Learn what
citizen-scientists around the northwest are doing to
enhance our knowledge of native bees and other
pollinators. Some butterflies, monarchs are one, can
only reproduce if they lay eggs on a specific plant that
will provide food for the caterpillars when they hatch.
What are those plants? Can I buy them at our local
nurseries? Which ones will grow well in my garden? What
is an Oregon Berry Bee?
Our expert speakers will address these and many other
common questions. Vendors will be available for the
purchase of products and plants and local non-profit
groups will share valuable information. Please join us
on March 2 at the Linn Co. Fair and Expo Center in
Albany, Oregon. Doors open at 8:00; bring a lunch or
pre-order when purchasing tickets.
Leach Botanical Garden
Free 1st Saturday Guided Tours
Saturday, March 2, 2019 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR
Join Gardener/Curator Courtney Vengarick for seasonal
explorations of the Garden. She will show you what's
blooming and of seasonal interest, provide useful and
engaging information, and share fun stories about the
adventurous creators of the Garden, Botanist Lilla Leach
and pharmacist/civic leader John Leach. This tour occurs
the first Saturday of the month, March 2–November 2.
Meet in front of the Manor House.
Free. No registration required. First come, first
served. Maximum tour size 15 visitors. Leach Botanical
Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236.