Upcoming Events

Bees & Backyards Conference

On June 30th 2018, we are hosting a day-long interactive conference focused on native and beneficial pollinators and gardening. The morning will begin with a presentation about expanding our concept of food systems, and moving into native and beneficial pollinators, establishing pollinator habitat with native and pollinator plants, and pollinator identification. In the afternoon the topics will shift to gardening clubs and multi-income small scale farming.  
 
Conference presentations and presenters: 
  • Farming and gardening with nature: expanding the concept of food systems, by Ariel Agendbroad, University of Idaho Extension
  • Importance & creating backyard habitat in urban, residential, & rural spaces, by Jade Florence, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
  • Native & pollinator plants, by Diane Jones, Draggin Wing Farm
  • Pollinator identification & diversity in Idaho, by Debbie Courson Smith, Advanced Master Gardener 
  • Gardening Clubs, Judy Snow with Bee City, USA
  • Multi-income small-scale farming, by Claire Opperman, Morning Owl Farm


This conference will be at the Basque Center beginning at 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, (registration will be available at the doors at 7:30 am if needed) and lunch will be catered by the Basque Market. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buy-extensions-bees-backyards-conference-tickets-46323078575 or at the door day of. 

 
Tickets and scholarships for tickets are available. 
 
This is a child-friendly event. We hope to see you there!