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UGA Extension pollinator-attracting garden workshop in Fayetteville

A workshop focused on attracting and protecting beneficial insects will be offered Wednesday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Fayetteville, Georgia, by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts.

The “Bees, Bugs and Blooms” class will meet at the Kiwanis Center Building at 980 Redwine Road. Topics covered at the class will include biodiversity, how to attract pollinating insects through planting and the advantages of protecting beneficial insects.

Participants will learn from UGA Extension horticulturist Bodie Pennisi, UGA Extension community and school garden coordinator Becky Griffin and Fayette County UGA Extension agent Kim Toal.

The cost of the workshop is $20 and includes instruction, materials and refreshments. For more information or to register, contact Beth Horne in the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture at (770) 228-7214 or bhorne@uga.edu. Register online with a credit card at t.uga.edu/29T.

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Celosia is one of many flowering plants that attracts beneficial pollinating insects. Other flowering plants that attract beneficial insects include aster, butterfly weed, coneflower, cosmos, rudbeckia, sunflower and zinnias.

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Celosia is one of many flowering plants that attracts beneficial pollinating insects. Other flowering plants that attract beneficial insects include aster, butterfly weed, coneflower, cosmos, rudbeckia, sunflower and zinnias. Download Image
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