July 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Home of Priscilla Deem
513 S Alabama Ave
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Jane Blash

Pollinator Friendly Gardening with Larry Stritch, U.S. Forest Service, National Botanist (Emeritus)

PollinatorDr. Larry Stritch will introduce us to the world of pollination, the many species of pollinators and their life histories. He’ll explore what we as gardeners may do to improve the lives of our pollinators and at the same time increase the quality and beauty of our gardens.

Dr. Stritch spent 30 years with the U.S. Forest Service, and during the last 18 years, served as the National Botanist for the Forest Service. Dr. Stritch retired in March of 2016 and has been gardening and more gardening since then.

Directions: From Shepherdstown, take Route 45/Martinsburg Pike west toward Martinsburg. Pass the Shell station in 5.2 miles. Proceed to the intersection of US 11/ WV9/ WV45 also known as N. Queen St. Turn left onto N. Queen St. Proceed through downtown Martinsburg to the main intersection of Queen and King Streets. Turn right onto W. King St. (Route 11). After crossing the railroad tracks, turn left at the first light onto S. Alabama Ave. Go 2 blocks. Priscilla’s home is on the right at 513 S. Alabama Ave.

Breakfast begins at 9:00 am followed by the program at 9:30 am. Bring a breakfast food to share, and garden plants for exchange. Since Priscilla’s gathering room has ample seating, it’s not necessary to bring your own chair.