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Gardening While Isolated Video Series Starts April 20

AMES, Iowa – One activity that can bring a smile to your face while staying at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is starting seeds for your upcoming garden. As part of the “Gardening While Isolated” series, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach invites the public to watch the “Promoting Pollinators” video April 20 at noon during a Facebook watch party.

The video will be shown on the ISU Extension and Outreach Facebook page. It was produced with Aaron Steil, assistant director of Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University, and the Iowa State University Department of Horticulture.pollinator butterfly.

In this video, viewers will learn about the importance of pollinators, such as native bees, honey bees, bumble bees, flower beetles, hover flies, hummingbirds and butterflies. Pollinators are essential in keeping our food supply going in the U.S., as 35% of our grain, fruit, nut and vegetable crop plants rely on pollinators to carry pollen from male to female flower parts to enable reproduction and fruit/grain set.

  • Date
    April 20th
  • Time
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location
    ISU Extension and Outreach Facebook page
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