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Pollinator Walk & Berry Picking at Pie in the Sky Farm

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Kristen Sykes with native flowers at her farm

Pollinators, primarily insects, move pollen between flowers, enabling the creation of fruits and seeds. These creatures are vital for the survival of other wildlife because fruits and seeds are a major part of the diet for many birds and mammals ranging from voles to black bears. They’re essential to human life too. 85% of the world’s flowering plants—including more than two thirds of the world’s crop species—rely on the service pollinators provide. (Learn more about how Kestrel is supporting pollinators at Mt. Warner Meadow.)

Unfortunately, the populations of bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, and beetles we need are in decline globally and locally, because of habitat loss, as well as pesticide use, pollution, invasive species, introduced diseases, and changes in climate patterns.

The good news is that farms can take steps to support the insects and other animals that are so important to agriculture. Come see how the farmers at Pie In The Sky Berry Farm are working with their land to make a welcoming place for pollinators. Since 2017, the farm has attempted to balance multiple conservation objectives with active fruit and flower production. On Saturday, July 13th, 10-11:30 AM, join farmer Fred Beddall on a walk around this 8-acre preserved farm in the lovely Northampton Meadows to learn how local farms can help our pollinators.

Then, leave yourself some time to pick your own blueberries at the farm at the PYO price.

Registration required. Sliding scale donation welcome.

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Date:
July 13
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Organizer

Kestrel Land Trust
Email
office@kestreltrust.org

Venue

Pie in the Sky Farm
Northampton, + Google Map
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