June 23, 2018
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
10% of the nursery's proceeds the day of the event will
be donated to The Pollinator Partnership (www.pollinator.org).
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 https://dancingoaks.com/
or call (503) 838-6058.