Pollinator Pals proliferate

By now you’ve surely noticed the wine barrel planters around town, popping with bright and cheery sunflower blossoms, each with a notice planted jauntily in its soil.  If you haven’t taken time to read the notice, the planters are the latest from the Pollinator Pals team.  From Carneros to Oakmont, some 60 wine barrel planters will soon be in place in what is being called The Great Sunflower Project, a bee-related project sponsored by Cittaslow Sonoma.

For the past two years, the Pollinator Pals team has worked to educate Valley residents about bees, and other pollinators, through workshops and trainings. Members have sold honey ice cream, and even presented performances by bee dancers.

“It’s all part of a collaborative project that draws attention to the importance of pollinators to our food crops and to our daily diet here in Sonoma Valley and elsewhere in the United States,” said Alana Coburn, one of the project’s co-chairs. “It’s all part of a collaborative project that draws attention to the importance of pollinators to our food crops and to our daily diet here in Sonoma Valley and elsewhere in the United States.”

To learn more about Cittaslow Pollinator Pals Garden Group, email  TheBuzz@CittaslowUSA.org.


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