Planting for Pollinators and Birds Workshop
March 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Join Horticulturalist and Garden Designer Peggy Bowers for this special workshop on Saturday, March 16th, at 12:30 PM at Shepherdstown Public Library and become a steward for our native pollinators and birds! Discover the secrets of well-planned garden design, optimal native plant choices, and sustainable gardening practices that will not only enhance the beauty of your garden but also provide a haven for our winged friends.
“Many of our native pollinators and birds are under tremendous pressure and the threat of extinction is real. There are a number of drivers in population decline including habitat loss, invasive plant species, pesticide and herbicide use, regional declines in air and water quality, and a changing climate. We can help to reduce the threat to our native insects and birds with the choices we make starting in our own backyard. A well-planned garden design combined with good native plant choices and sustainable gardening practices will result in beautiful gardens that easily accommodate the needs of all. It’s time to rethink our urban and suburban garden design to create space for everyone.” – Peggy Bowers
Read more about Peggy below!
Peggy Bowers turned her love of plants and nature into a rewarding career in the field of horticulture. Peggy had the rare opportunity to manage and work in several well-known public gardens and estates including Dumbarton Oaks, The American Horticultural Society River Farm and the George Washington Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. In2016, it was time for a change from a career-centric urban lifestyle and fulfill the desire to have a bit more land. In the quest for a perfect retirement home, Peggy and her husband David fell in love with Shepherdstown. Having found the perfect 46-acreproperty they built and opened Sundogs Bed and Breakfast in October 2018. The past five years Peggy and David have been dedicated to restoring their woodlands and meadows and creating beautiful pollinator-friendly gardens. Peggy’s passion for pollinators can be seen not only at Sundogs but also at the New Shepherdstown Public Library where she is the lead designer of a community effort to create habitat gardens. The goal is to promote life spaces for the native insects and birds, and to teach and inspire others to create their own much-needed pollinator habits in their own backyards.