MSUToday
Published: June 20, 2018

Making gardens pollinator-friendly

Contact(s): Bethany Bohlen W.K. Kellogg Biological Station communityrelations@kbs.msu.edu, Beth Brauer-Delaney Communications and Brand Strategy Beth.Brauer-Delaney@cabs.msu.edu

Gardening serves a purpose beyond the aesthetics of our outdoor spaces. Attracting more butterflies, bees and hummingbirds can actually improve our well being, as pollinators are responsible for one out of three bites of food we take each day.

Learn how to provide a more inviting space while enjoying a delicious three-course meal that was grown with the help of pollinators at the W.K. Manor House’s Garden Luncheon on July 12 from noon – 2 p.m. The menu will feature:
• Chilled blueberry soup with fresh mint
• Grilled steak salad nicoise
• Rustic strawberry cake with glazed sugar and vanilla bean ice cream

A wine menu will be provided at the event. After the program at the Manor House, participants are invited to take a guided tour of the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s native pollinator garden. The cost of the program is $26/members and $29/non-members.

The Manor House is located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr. in Hickory Corners. To learn more about these events, visit conference.kbs.msu.edu, email conference@kbs.msu.edu, or call 269-671-2400.