GEC seeks youth ‘pollinators’

The Garden Education Center of Greenwich is seeking “pollinators” age 12 to 17. They will design, redesign, experiment and build as creative and active stewards of our green spaces.

Some plant life can be physically aggressive and even toxic in our ecosystem. Powerful and dominant plants in our green spaces create an unsustainable and unbearable environment. In a monoculture of these overbearing plants, many unique species simply no longer fit in, cannot thrive, and will disappear in their communities.

Learn about healthy biodiversity including sensitive plants that are resourceful, adaptive, and resilient.

These special plants are often so few and so quiet they go unseen. If you learn to be a pollinator you will help rare and useful species find a place, survive, and thrive, feed our community, and support healthy global ecosystems.

Play with aquaponics, hydroponics, plantgrafting, composting, and more. Hikes in the Pinetum, greenhouse, and garden, are followed by experiments in the learning garden and classroom and will improve our yield in our Neighbor to Neighbor garden donations. Creative work is showcased during field trips for younger students. You will be compensated for creative work that gets published and sold in the Pollinator ‘Zine Collection.

Pollinator meetings are held the second Sunday of the month, from 2 to 4. The upcoming date is Nov. 9. The cost is $15/session. In case of rain, wear rain boots.

Pre-register at Gecgreenwich.org/pollinators.

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