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Conserving invertebrates at home * *

Mar 5, 2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Free webinar. Pre-registration is required.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by Feb 22, 2024 to Jenifer Halter: [email protected] or 503-821-1150

Please join the Washington County Master Gardener Association’s March speaker series for a presentation on the important role home gardeners can play in the conservation of the declining populations of many insect species.

Our yards are well positioned to provide habitat for these species. The presentation will cover how to create invertebrate habitat, including resources and shelter, year-round. It will also touch on the risks pesticides pose to invertebrates at home, and tips to protect your garden habitat from contamination.

Aaron Anderson is the Pesticide Program Specialist with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. He works with the public and Xerces staff to reduce pesticide use in residential landscapes, including promoting alternative pest control measures and pollinator-friendly gardening practices. Prior to joining Xerces in 2022, Aaron researched pollinator conservation in urban landscapes, restored habitat for several endangered butterfly species, and worked in insect biocontrol. He has a PhD from Oregon State University.

* * Qualifies for one hour of Master Gardener continuing garden education credit.

Find more information on the Washington County Master Gardener™ Association (WCMGA) website. The WCMGA sponsors a wide variety of gardening–related demonstrations, lectures, seminars and workshops in various Washington County Oregon locations. Most events are free and open to the public. The WCMGA is a 501c3 non-profit supported by hundreds of volunteers, who work to educate the public about sustainable, affordable gardening.

SAVE THE DATE! Gardenfest 2024 (plant sale) will be back on Saturday, May 4th at Portland Community College - Rock Creek.

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