June 23, 2018

Inaugural Pollinator Festival
Saturday, June 23, 2018 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Dancing Oaks Nursery, Monmouth, OR

Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens will host its inaugural Pollinator Festival on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nursery, located at 17900 Priem Road in Monmouth. The festival will feature local experts from non-profits, including the Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Marion County Master Gardeners' Bug Group, Oregon Bee Project, OregonFlora, and Salem Audubon Society, who will answer questions about pollinators and gardening for pollinators. It will also feature educational activities for kids and adults, including garden walks, and materials and instruction for creating your own mason bee nest, as well as plant giveaways, and pre-bundled pollinator garden “kits” for purchase. Food and drink vendors, In-Fusion Vietnamese, Prologue Pastries, and 1859 Cider will also be on site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Pollinators of all kinds – insects, birds and mammals - are vital to our food production system and the vitality of our natural environments,” says Leonard Foltz, co-owner of Dancing Oaks. “As home gardeners, we can support pollinators by filling in even a small corner of our gardens with plants that provide food and habitat for them.”

10% of the nursery's proceeds the day of the event will be donated to The Pollinator Partnership ( The event takes place during National Pollinator Week, June 18-24. The Pollinator Festival is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call (503) 838-6058.



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