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Greenhouse Planting Day at Uihlein Farm Greenhouse
April 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Support the Adirondack Pollinator Project and sign up to volunteer for a fun day of planting at the Uihlein Farm Greenhouse in Lake Placid!
We have selected native pollinator plants and cultivars that thrive in the Adirondacks for our annual Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Sale. The plants have been carefully sourced to ensure that they are free of neonicotinoids, a class of systemic insecticide that is a major factor in Colony Collapse Disorder and loss of native pollinator biodiversity.
Now it is time to move these plants into larger pots are let them keep growing until summer, and we need your help to pot up all the pollinator plants to ensure that everyone can plant pollinator gardens throughout our communities!
Date: Friday, April 8th (and Monday, April 11th if we don’t finish on Friday)
Time: 10:00 to 4:00
Location: Uihlein Farm Greenhouse, 281 Bear Cub Road, Lake Placid NY 12946
Day-of contacts: Lisa Salamon, AdkAction, 610-283-8944 and Kristina Hartzell, AdkAction, 516-316-7435
We will have all the soil, pots, and plants that are needed, and some trowels. We recommend bringing your own garden gloves, apron, and any of your favorite tools that you would like to use for planting. A light lunch and water will be provided. Please feel free to bring any additional snacks and beverages you would like.
To ensure a COVID-safe environment and the comfort of all our volunteers, we ask that you bring a mask to this event.
One of the most important things you can do to help hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees in the Adirondacks is to plant a pollinator garden. Pollinator gardens planted by homeowners provide critical habitat for hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees in the Adirondacks. Yards consisting of only one plant species do not provide food for pollinators and also limit biodiversity. Instead, reserve some of your lawn space for pollinator plants that are local to your area.