Fateful attraction: Our pollinator pro

August 1, 2009 at 2:22 pm 1 comment

Organic growers throughout North Carolina know that Debbie Roos is an expert on every aspect of sustainable farming, from composting and cover crops, to plant varieties and pest management. Turns out that Chatham County’s amazing sustainable ag extension agent also knows everything you always wanted to know about pollinators but were afraid to ask. And she’s got the flower gardens and the photos to prove it. 

Debbie and a crew of volunteers have installed magnificant pollinator gardens at Chatham Marketplace and Piedmont Biofuels in Pittsboro. They’ll install another one this fall at Central Carolina Community College’s farm across town (site of the first two-year sustainable agricultre degree program in the nation). 

Now Debbie has a new website all about the importance of bees and other pollinators and what kinds of plants and flowers attract them. And she’s offering a workshop and garden tour August 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Pittsboro. Details will be on the web.

You can read more about Debbie and the importance of pollinators in Andrea Weigl’s feature in the News and Observer.

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  • 1. Debbie does calendars « sustainable grub  |  December 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    […] farmers all over Chatham County (and just about anyone else who calls). Second, she’s a pollinator pro – seems to know everything about the co-dependent relationships between bees and flowers. She […]

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