Our Shaker Lakes Garden Club member, and Founder of Bikes, Bees & Butterflies, Ann Cicarella, organized the second annual Pollinator Symposium held at Squire Valleevue Farm the end of October.
The full day included numerous wonderful speakers as well as a tour of the working farm. One of my favorite presentations was by a woman named Claudia West. She has co-authored an intriguing book titled Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. Another speaker from the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District shared posters of Trees for Bees from The Pollinator Partnership. I encourage our members to keep an eye out for next year’s event!