A public talk on the importance of pollinators, specifically honey bees, to our food supply will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Hydrant Hose Bingo Hall, 79 Geneva St., Geneva. Sarah Meyer, Fribolin Farm program manager at Hobart and William Smith College, will discuss the vital impact of pollinators on the entire food chain. This presentation is sponsored by local group Here We Grow.
The talk will focus on the plight of the bee population, its impact on the community, and what local residents can do in their yards and gardens to help. In addition to her position at HWS, Meyer is a Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteer, beekeeper and entrepreneur – founder of Worker’s Ransom Honey and Hive Products. She holds B.S. and MPS degrees from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with expertise in environmental education, public outreach and project leadership and management related to food systems, gardening, sustainable agriculture, water and wetland resources, invasive species, and green infrastructure studies and practices. Meyer leads the Growing Geneva Together Community Garden Coalition and is an instructor and coordinator of Geneva’s Seed to Supper and Green Thumb Thursday garden education programs as well as the creator of the Little Free Farmstand located on State Street and Middle Street in Geneva.
Here We Grow is a group of residents in the Finger Lakes region who meet monthly in Geneva to share ideas and plan events. For more information, visit www.herewegrow.wildapricot.org.