Attract & Sustain Pollinators in Your Home Garden


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March 10, 2018  9am – 12:30pm

11265 SW Wilsonville Road
Wilsonville, OR 97070
(on the Boones Ferry Primary School campus)

Free, but pre-registration is required. Only 25 spaces available. Wilsonville residents get first priority! If you live in Wilsonville you will automatically be added to the registration list. All others will receive a temporary confirmation but will be notified by March 1, letting you know whether or not we can provide a final confirmation for your attendance.


Learn the Basics in Creating a Pollinator Garden, Colleen Lockovitch, Sustinea Design

Learn how to create a pollinator garden or build upon what you already have. Site preparation, plant selection for nectar and pollen, maintenance, native bee nesting habits and more will be covered.

Colleen's passion is urban and sustainable gardening with a focus on native and responsible plants. She has worked throughout the United States and abroad and brings much practical experience to her projects. At Sustinea LLC she focuses on creating and maintaining natural, creative and functional spaces. 

Bee Health and Pesticides – What’s the Link? Sharon Selvaggio, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

sharonweb.jpgLearn about common garden pesticides toxic to bees and alternative pest management principles and techniques.

Sharon is the Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director for NCAP, a nonprofit dedicated to ecologically sound alternatives to pesticides. Sharon is assisting the City of Wilsonville in developing its Integrated Pest Management plan, and has organized trainings for commercial nursery staff to learn biocontrol techniques as alternatives to pesticides.

Getting to Know Native Pollinators and What They Need, Matthew Shepherd, The Xerces Society

MatthewWeb.jpgMatthew Shepherd of the Xerces Society will talk about the natural history, conservation, and habitat needs of native bees, and introduce you to some of the bees that you are most likely to encounter.

In the past 18 years, Matthew has collaborated with people from all walks of life to promote awareness about and protection of pollinators, especially native bees. Matthew is author of numerous articles and books, including Attracting Native Pollinators (Storey Publishing, 2011) and Gardening for Butterflies (Timber Press, 2016). He is now the Xerces Society’s Communications Director.

Start Your Own Mason Bee Colony, John Edwards, Ruhl Bees

JohnWeb.jpgLearn about supporting non-stinging mason bees in your own yard, even if you have a small yard or live in an apartment!

John Edwards has authored several field guides on beekeeping, and keeps apiaries on the west and east side of the Cascade mountains.  Edwards is a part owner of Brushy Mountain Bee farm, and you can often find him at the Wilsonville facility of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm talking about bees.

City of Wilsonville Bee City USA and Neighbor Toolkit, Kerry Rappold, City of Wilsonville

KerryWeb.jpgThe City of Wilsonville supports pollinators! Learn about the City’s new Neighbor Toolkit and other projects being undertaken by the City to help pollinators.

Kerry is the Natural Resources Manager for the City of Wilsonville. Kerry was instrumental in starting the Bee Stewards Wilsonville program and Wilsonville's Bee City USA affiliation. Kerry is helping create pollinator habitat on city property, develop a city Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan and provide education for Wilsonville residents.

Crest Pollinator Garden and Tour, Bob Carlson, West Linn-Wilsonville School District , CREST and Student Helpers


Bob and students will lead a walk around the CREST property, showing specific pollinator plants.

Bob Carlson is a teacher on special assignment as Director of CREST, specializing in STEM education. He provides field experiences, student research opportunities, primary science curriculum assistance and farm to school programs for teachers and K-12 students in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

Plus - Pollinator Information Fair, Pollinator Plant Sale and Self-Guided Pollinator Tour
Open 9am – 1pm - no registration needed!

You’ll get a chance to buy pollinator plant starts grown by West Linn-Wilsonville School District students at CREST, and go on your own tour to pollinator sites in Wilsonville.

This workshop sponsored by:


katie farrell Rachel Hilweh Monika Deinard Kendra Hill Ulrike Woltjer Pam Martin Lori Wolfram Eileen Cooper Nigel Bray Christy Bray Dorothy Valentine William Gabison Melissa Lemoge Nick Bricker Patricia Gohier Laura Bergstrom Anita Hickey Colt Covey Laura Buksar Brad Clark Robin Yorde Shannon and Bob Pentico Kit and Kullen Whittaker Tracy Cohen Carol Davis Cj Antonucci Richard & Kimberly Fink Tamilarasan Rathinagiri Lisa Brice Judith Jindrich Bob Berlin Annie Falconer Sharon Selvaggio