Piedmont Region Gathering (North Carolina)

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Jun 22, 10 AM – 3 PM ET

Chatham Co. Ag & Conference Center

1192 US-64 W Bus, Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Join ForestHer NC for our 2023 Piedmont Region Gathering! As this year's focus is All About Pollinators!, we will be visiting the Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demo Garden and talking about pollinators and forests. Event will occur rain or shine.

Registration is $10 and includes lunch.


10-11:30 - Tour of Cooperative Extension's Pollinator Paradise Demo Garden - Debbie Roos, NC Cooperative Extension

11:30-11:45 - Travel to Chatham Co Extension

11:45-12:15 - Pollinator Icebreaker Activity

12:15-1:00 - Lunch (provided)

1-1:15pm - ForestHer NC Overview

1:15-2pm - Pollinators & Spring Ephemerals: Stories of spring beauties: spring ephemerals and their pollinators in the Duke Forest, NC - Becky Dalton, US Environmental Protection Agency

2-2:45pm - Pollinators & Forests: Save the trees, save the bees: Managing for forest pests while protecting pollinators - Kelly Oten, NC State University

2:45-3pm - Wrap-up


The Pollinator Paradise Garden is at the Chatham Mills complex right off of Hwy 15/501 which is the main drag running north-south through downtown Pittsboro. The address is 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, NC 27312. The entrance to Chatham Mills is directly across from the Smart Car dealership.


We will be walking during the pollinator tour. There are only a couple of beds that are not directly accessible to wheelchairs, the rest of the beds are in the parking lot and wheelchair accessible. It may also be warm and sunny, so please be prepared with water and a sun hat and sunscreen.


This program is funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA)