Planting for People and Pollinators
Planting for Pollinators Day
Who: The General Public
What: Series of Activities that Celebrate Plants and Pollinators
Where: Open Space Visitor Center Gallery | 6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.
between Montaño and Paseo del Norte
When: Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Contact: Kent Swanson (505) 897-8831 | [email protected]
Cost: Free! Registration required for some activities. Call 897-8831.
Did you know that POLLINATORS are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat? It’s true; without bees, butterflies, bats, and other pollinators we would not have any strawberries, mangos, melons, or many other items we love so much.
To pay tribute to the amazing gifts pollinators carry from plant to plant and on to our table, the Open Space Visitor Center has organized an exciting series of activities in which you can partake.
Come celebrate Mother Earth and all her busy friends on Saturday May 7th, 2016!
- 10am-11am: Volunteer seed planting in the Traditions Garden (pre-registration required for this activity only- 897-8831)
- 1pm-2:00pm: The Wonderful World of Animals and Pollinators, a presentation by Bill Pentler
GIFT SHOP OPEN!
The Open Space Gift Shop will be open this Saturday, May 7 from 11 to 3 for the OSVC Pollinator Day. We will be selling the new book by local author Arian Pregenzer -- "Foothill Flowers in the Sandia Mountains." It's the perfect size for taking on a hike to identify the wealth of wildflowers. And only $15. Join us at this festive event celebrating nature's pollinators!
*Other scheduled activities:
- Seed ball making activity
- Pollinator-themed crafts for kids at heart
- Face-painting with butterflies, bees, and bats
- Screenings of the documentary Vanishing of the Bees in the media Room
- Self-guided garden tours
- Perusal of two current art exhibits—
STRATA—beautiful nature-inspired prints by Sarah Vosmus
REMEDIATE—thought-provoking sculptures and weavings by Cristine Posner
- Access to stunning views and trails
The mission of the Open Space Visitor Center’s gardens and fields is to “learn, demonstrate, and share traditional and sustainable agriculture from the earliest growers in the region to the present.”