Seven Springs Speaker Spotlight: Candy DeBerry, Plant Pollination Expert

| 8/10/2011 3:13:23 PM

Get to know Candy DeBerry, associate professor of biology at Washington and Jefferson College. 

What are you going to speak about at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR? 

Candy DeBerryWhile my presentation is entitled Native Plants for Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden, my alternative title is Plant Sex: How the Birds and the Bees Are Responsible for One-third of the Food You Eat (And What You Can Do To Help Them). I’ll briefly explain what pollination is, why it is important, and which animals pollinate plants, then focus on how design and plant choice can attract and support pollinators in your garden.

What are you most looking forward to sharing with FAIR attendees? 

The important ecological roles played by native plants, especially in regard to attracting pollinators (bees, wasps, moths and butterflies, beetles, hummingbirds).

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