Pollinator Palooza!

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Celebrate the wonderful world of pollinators by attending our pollinator palooza. This day will be filled with pollinator-themed games, craft stations to entertain guests of all ages, and a variety of booths to learn how you can support the bees and butterflies. We hope that after experiencing the buzz about pollinators you will be inspired to make a difference in your community, one flower at a time.

Free event. Open to the public. No registration.

This event will coincide with the community garden’s harvest celebration where gardeners will be challenging themselves to see how many pounds of produce can be donated in a day.


Here's the event schedule you won't want to miss:

Presenter Schedule:
 11:00-11:45 AM 
Planting for Pollinators
Presented by Polk County Master Gardeners

 12:00-12:45 PM 
Pollination 101
Presented by Garden Coach Steve Riggio
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

 1:00-1:45 PM 
Plant. Grow. Fly.
Presented by Blank Park Zoo

 1:00-2:00 PM 
Monarch Tagging
Presented by Joel Van Roekel
Des Moines Parks and Recreation
Location: Franklin Community Garden

These engaging presentations are designed to enlighten and inspire you about the incredible world of pollinators. 

Whether you're learning about planting for pollinators, diving into the basics of pollination, discovering the beauty of plant growth with flying friends, or getting up close with monarch tagging, there's something for everyone.

 Plus, remember that this event coincides with the community garden's harvest celebration! Together, let's recognize the vital role pollinators play in bringing food to our tables. Birds, bats, bees, and butterflies – they all contribute to every third bite of our delicious meals. 

 So, set your alarm for September 23rd, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, at the Franklin Ave Library and Franklin Community Garden. Let's learn, grow, and create a buzz together! 

Contact Holly at communitygardens@dmgov.org with questions!