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Pollinator seminar set for July 12 in Fargo

FARGO - Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society is hosting a seminar entitled "Bringing Back Pollinators to our Gardens and Farms" by Jim Eckberg, a plant ecologist and agronomist with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. The seminar ...

FARGO - Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society is hosting a seminar entitled "Bringing Back Pollinators to our Gardens and Farms" by Jim Eckberg, a plant ecologist and agronomist with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the Baymont Inn and Suites, 3333 13th Ave. S. The event is free and open to the public.

Eckberg will discuss how to create habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators as well as how to protect these areas from pesticides. This will cover step-by-step guidance to plan, prepare, plant and manage pollinator habitat. He will finish by discussing the ongoing initiative through General Mills Cheerios Division to provide free flowering seed and technical support for farmers in the Dakotas and Minnesota to establish pollinator habitat on their land. For more information on this or other events, visit www.npsas.org .

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