The EAC is developing presentations, as part of an environmental education series (EES), to provide information and simple actions Township residents can take to improve the environment in which we all live. As spring approaches, many residents’ thoughts turn to gardens and plantings that enhance the natural beauty surrounding our homes with value added throughout the community.
The April 23, 2018 EAC meeting will include the first two presentations in the series: “Gardening 101” presented by Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, and “Plantings for Pollinators” presented by EAC’s Vice Chair, Amy Sanchez-Hamilton.
Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, birds, and other species face many challenges in the modern world. Continued habitat loss, disease, parasites, and environmental contaminants all contribute to the decline of many pollinators. Because approximately 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants and 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on pollinators to reproduce, every food source and habitat our community provides can help them rebound from the survival challenges they currently face.
The presentations outline simple approaches to create and maintain edible gardens and provide information about native plant species residents can add to their landscapes, backyards, and windowsills that are both attractive, and provide food and habitat to help pollinators thrive.
The EAC welcomes anyone wishing to attend a fun and informative evening on April 23 at the Township Building.