'Creating a Pollinator Garden' set for July 9

June 19, 2013

The Washington County Master Gardeners will hold a free workshop titled “Creating a Pollinator Garden” Tuesday, July 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center at 7303 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro.

Participants will learn why pollinators such as bees, butterflies hummingbirds, moths and more are important to our food supply and to the environment.

They will be introduced to plants that attract pollinators as they tour the new pollinator garden at the center.
Class members will also learn about building healthy habitat for specific pollinators with water sources, food for caterpillars, native plants, plant diversity and limited use of pesticides.

The class is free, but registration is required.

Those intending to participate can register by calling Diane Woodring at 301-791-1504 of by sending her an email at

Volunteer educators with the University of Maryland Extension, Master Gardeners teach people safe, effective gardening practices that build healthy gardens and communities.


They give educational talks, create demonstration gardens, offer plant clinics and therapeutic horticulture programs, and host information booths at community events.

For more information, call Annette Ipsan at 301-791-1604 or send an email to 

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