This year’s Pollinator Week Festival will be an opportunity to learn what efforts, big and small, individuals can take in their backyards and communities to help pollinators. Pollinators are birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small mammals, and most importantly, bees. They are responsible for pollinating one out of every three bites of food we eat. However, these invaluable creatures are facing declines. That is why USDA agencies, other federal departments and partners continue to share knowledge and collaborate on efforts to help increase awareness and tackle challenges facing pollinators.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s People’s Garden Initiative is hosting the Pollinator Week Festival for the fourth year. The People's Garden Initiative promotes the creation of school or community gardens that are pollinator-friendly. For more information on how to register a new or existing community garden as a People's Garden, go to the People's Garden website at www.usda.gov/peoplesgarden.
Friday, June 21, 2013
10 -2 p.m. EDT
WHAT: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2013 Pollinator Week Festival
WHO: Officials from USDA, EPA, U.S Fish and Wildlife; beekeepers; pest consultants; non-profit organizations; and academia.
WHERE: USDA Farmers Market
along 12th Street between Jefferson Drive and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250
Information provided by US Dept. of Agriculture
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