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A Day in the Garden Patch

a butterfly and bees on a purple flower with a green blurred background and honeycomb sketch laid over the background
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Livingston County Extension Office
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"Bee" the change for pollinators.

Join the Livingston County Master Gardeners on Saturday, April 15 for a morning filled with pollinators at 'A Day in the Garden Patch.'
Plants for Pollinators
Host plants, Illinois natives, and nectar-rich blooms from spring through fall all play an important part in a pollinator garden. Learn about what plants you could add to your landscape to create a haven for our native pollinators!

What You Can Do for Pollinators
Bee a friend to the pollinators! Discover easy things you can do (or not do!) in your backyard to help the pollinators. From citizen science opportunities to the simple recommendation of “do no harm,” enjoy this hands-on portion as you create a Mason bee house and butterfly puddler to support the pollinators!

Designing Pots for Pollinators
Do you want to plant a pollinator garden but don’t have the room in your yard? Learn how to make your patio or porch a haven for butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other beneficial pollinators with pollinator-friendly pots. Take away 4 stunning, pollinator-favorite annuals to plant in your colorful patio containers.

A $30 registration fee includes morning refreshments, 3 workshops, annual pollinator plants, and DIY pollinator feeders. Check-in and light refreshments will be available at 8:30 a.m., with the workshops beginning at 9 a.m. The program will be hosted at the University of Illinois Extension-Livingston County Office at 1412 South Locust Street, Pontiac. Pre-registration is required.