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Tricycle: Enhancing Farm Diversity to Support Pollinators, Predators, & Parasitoids – Richmond, VA
May 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
May 21st, 2019 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Tricycle Urban Agriculture Classes
Creating habitat on farms for pollinators, predators, and parasitoids helps increase farm production while reducing the potential for pest outbreaks. Join Nancy Adamson, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, for this session on pollinators and beneficial insects. Nancy will cover their importance in agricultural systems, basic biology, habitat needs, and how to use native plants and cover crops to attract pollinators and natural enemies of pests. NRCS programs that support diversity on farms will be highlighted. The class will travel to the farm to see bees, wasps, beetles, spiders, and the plants that help ensure these inconspicuous farm helpers thrive.
Class Registration: $55
Tricycle Member ticket: $45