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Learn to Build a Pollinator-Friendly Garden

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Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County will offer a free workshop on how to create a pollinator-friendly garden at Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area in Scranton. The 2-part workshop will be held June 15 and 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To register, email Julie Imel at jimel@lhva.org or call 570.963.6730, ext. 8203 by June 13.

If you build it, the winged creatures will come!

Learn how to create a pollinator-friendly garden with Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County at a two-part workshop on Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 at Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area in Scranton. The sessions will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) is partnering with the Master Gardeners to host this program as part of a series of special events commemorating LHV’s 25th anniversary.

Part I is an instructional session. Participants will learn the basics of creating pollinator-friendly gardens and they will help design a pollinator garden for the Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area. In Part II, everyone will have a chance to put their new gardening skills to the test as they plant a pollinator garden at the natural play area.

Adding pollinator-friendly gardens to the local landscape will help support the declining native bee population, which is critical to the food supply. According to Penn State Master Gardeners’ website, one out of every three bites of food is created by pollinators. Gardens designed to attract pollinators help to support a healthy ecosystem for the community, and the future. To learn more, visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener.

Not to be confused with Nay Aug Park in East Scranton, the Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area is located in the Green Ridge section of Scranton. The play area is located on Nay Aug Avenue, between Green Ridge and East Market Streets, near the Green Ridge Shopping Center. For directions, click here.

There is no charge to attend the workshops, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. All who attend will take home a free tote bag filled with information to help be pollinator friendly. To register, contact Julie Imel Public Relations & Programs Manager, at jimel@lhva.org or call 570.963. 6 730, extension 8203 by June 13.