We presented key parts of this blog. We wrote speeches, dressed up in our professional attire, and presented to a standing room only crowd!
After our presentation, we passed out pollinator friendly seeds attached to our business cards that contained our website information, a flower planting app, and contact information.
One of our community leaders in the audience was from our local community garden. She said that she would love to have our pollinator seeds in the community garden to help encourage the bees. Last year some of us had planted milkweed to encourage another pollinator, monarch butterflies. We were excited to learn that she was willing to help us reach our goal in increasing the bee population.
Also in the audience was Russ Apple, the Pete Dye Supt. He gave us an update on our flowers. They are slowly starting to pop up. He has tilled some areas to allow the plants to have more space to survive. He shared pictures. We also learned that in some areas the animals naturally thinned the plants. In some area the recent cold temperatures has impacted the flower growth. Russ has built a greenhouse to aid in the growth of additional plants. Russ told us he would check to see if we can make a follow-up trip to see our plot this spring. Mr. Brewster, our school supt. encouraged it. We just have to see if our schedule and the golf course schedule have the same dates available. We can’t wait!