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ForestHer NC: Piedmont Region Gathering

June 22 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demo Garden
480 Hillsboro Street Pittsboro, NC

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


  • 10-11:30 a.m.
    Tour of Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demo Garden – Debbie Roos, NC Cooperative Extension
  • 11:30-11:45 a.m.
    Travel to Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Pollinator Icebreaker Activity
  • 12:15-1:00 p.m.
    Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00-1:15 p.m.
    ForestHer NC Overview
  • 1:15-2:00 p.m.
    Pollinators and Spring Ephemerals: Stories of spring beauties: spring ephemerals and their pollinators in the Duke Forest, NC – Becky Dalton, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2:00-2:45 p.m.
    Pollinators and Forests: Save the trees, save the bees: Managing for forest pests while protecting pollinators – Kelly Oten, NC State University
  • 2:45-3:00 p.m.


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).



June 22
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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