Gardening with Bees

Wedgwood has a thriving community of gardeners, which is only natural given Picardo P-Patch is the first community garden in Seattle (in fact, the ‘P’ in Seattle’s P-Patch is in part a nod to the Picardo family). A return to growing food for your own consumption or purchasing locally-grown food has led to the locavore movement. With this said, whether you’re growing food crops or beautiful flowing plants, pollination is a critical step and ultimately determines the success of your efforts.

City Fruit, a local non-profit, is teaching a class on mason bees at the Phinney Neighborhood Association on January 29th.  Mason bees are non-aggressive bees that are good for beginners and can dramatically improve the success of your home garden.  You don’t need to be a member of the Phinney Neighborhood Association or City Fruit to attend these classes.  Cost for the class is $15 for City Fruit members, $20 for non-members.

Click here to see more of City Fruit’s upcoming classes, especially if you have fruit trees.

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