Pollination Ecology

This select session of the Young Farmers Conference was live streamed on our Facebook page on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at Stone Barns Center.

Pollination Ecology

Many of the plants you grow have at least one pollinator partner who helps shape the evolution of their flowers and distribution. From bees, to butterflies, to birds, to bats, pollinating animals are responsible for many of the fruits and vegetables we rely on. This workshop teaches you the basics of pollination ecology as well as how to maximize food production by encouraging both native and exotic pollinators. Yes, honey bees are discussed, but this workshop also covers the exciting world of tomato buzz pollination, the rotten world of fly pollination, and the beautiful life of the squash bee. By the end of the workshop you will be able to “read” flowers and come to know the true desires of the organisms you cultivate.

Speaker: Rebecca McMackin