Introduction to Hedgerows & Pollinators Workshop and Field Day
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 — 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ann Sobrato High School, 401 Burnett Ave., Morgan Hill
(park in front parking lot and follow signs to room location)
Please click here for our flier here for more information.
Registration and Light Dinner — 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Welcome and introduction. Dina Iden, Executive Director, Loma-Prieta Resource Conservation District. Sibella Kraus, President, Sustainable Agriculture Education.
Workshop Program and Presenters —
6:00 Overview about Hedgerows – Sam Earnshaw, Hedgerows Unlimited
6:25 Overview about Pollinators and Pollinator Habitat – Hillary Sardinas, Pollinator Specialist, Xerces Society
6:45 Overview about funding to establish hedgerows and other natural resource enhancement projects – Drew Mather, Hollister Office, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Hedgerow Walking Tour
7:15 Walking tour of the windbreak and pollinator/harvestable hedgerows at Ann Sobrato High School – Sam Earnshaw and student docents. These two hedgerows – over 10,000 square feet combined – planted by students in 2015, with Sam overseeing design and planting. Students are continuing to manage and curate the hedgerows.
Cost, Registration and Further Information
Cost is $15 per person. Please pre-register by sending your name, address and farm acreage (if relevant) to Loma Prieta RCD, 8010 Wayland Lane, Suite 1 D, Gilroy, CA 95020 by May 1, 2016. For further information, please contact Mark Fishler by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (408-847-4171).
Sponsored by: Loma Prieta Resource Conservation District and SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Education). Support from: Ann Sobrato High School; Santa Clara Valley Water District; Xerces Society; Hedgerows Unlimited. Funding from: CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, Project # 25029