T(w)een Gardening Workshop

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Join Green City Growers for the first of two gardening workshops for teens and tweens ages 10-18!

Bees are pollinators who pollinate plants that produce the fruits we eat. Did you know many of our native pollinator bees are solitary bees that are not part of a group with a hive to defend? They are much less likely to sting you. The number of bees is going down in our area and worldwide. You can make a difference by providing bees with shelter! Join us to learn about solitary bees and make a bee hotel where bees can lay their eggs. Each participant will be provided with a bee hotel kit. You can take your bee hotel and hang it near where you live to improve bee habitat. As part of this workshop, we will show you how to make an insect watering station and explore the vegetable garden at Somerville Public Library.

We encourage you to upcycle materials and incorporate them into the bee hotel activity if you have them at home.

  • Plastic bottle, metal container, or ceramic plant pot (at least 6 inches tall, 2 inches wide)
  • Hollow bamboo or other dried plant stems (at least 5 ¾ inches long)

There's no registration necessary. Just wear comfortable clothes and come ready to get your hands dirty!

These workshops are made possible with funding by the Friends of the Somerville Public Library.

For more information, contact Kayla at kcottingham@somervillema.gov.

Central Library Lawn
Start Time: 
2:00 PM
End Time: 
3:30 PM

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