The AABA meeting will be held on Tuesday Sept 21. It will be our first Hybrid meeting. We will be meeting in person, and still allow a zoom meeting. For people at the nature center, bring your veils, we will try to go into a hive at 6:30. We will require social distancing within the meeting room, and request everyone wear a mask to safe guard the health of everyone in the club.
6:30 Q and A. What are you seeing in your hives? If you are here in person, you can go out the the hives. If you are on zoom, some people will remain available to answer questions.
7:00 Assessing your hives in preparation for fall. (Mehalick with support from BIP) We will be covering assessing queen patterns, counting brood size, and right sizing your hives for winter. Presentation slides are available here:.
7:30 Emma deVries of Earthstar gardening will be presenting: “Pollinator Gardens the Regenerative Way- Plans and Practices”.
Now is the perfect time to start your pollinator garden. Emma will cover Pollinator Gardening the Regenerative Way
- Design- Planning a pollinator habitat.
- Planting – Nitty gritty of creating the garden.
- Maintenance- Regenerative practices through the seasons.
Emma deVries is a garden designer in the Chesapeake Bay Region, certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional, Watershed Steward candidate, and hobbyist beekeeper. After the obstacles presented by 2020, Emma decided to pursue her entrepreneurial dream of working with local communities to conserve soil and quality, agriculture, and wildlife biodiversity through a practical approach to garden design and maintenance services.
Introduced to nature early in life, her formative years were spent playing among the flower gardens, cabbage rows, and rotating pasture animals in the Biodynamic farm at the Fair Oaks Rudolf Steiner College, while her mom baked fresh bread for the staff lunches. At three months old, her father and mother hiked her up a mountain in a backpack, and throughout her childhood, her father led numerous back-country excursions on the Pacific North Coast or Sierra Nevada Desolation Wilderness.
After the obstacles presented by 2020, Emma decided to pursue her entrepreneurial dream of working with local communities to conserve soil and quality, agriculture, and wildlife biodiversity through a practical approach to garden design and maintenance services.
This will be our first in person meeting in over 18 months.
Our meeting location is:
Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center.
Come join us!