June Monthly Program Pollinator Gardening

Good pollination is an essential step in our food system.  Pollinators are instrumental in ensuring that we have a good harvest of fruit and vegetables.  However, as more development happens, habitat and food sources for pollinators decrease.  You can help our pollinators by providing flowering plants to provide food, puddling stations for water, and a diverse landscape for habitat.

This program will provide you with tools and knowledge about the many different pollinators of Florida.  It will also give some examples of plants and garden designs to set up a pollinator garden.  Lastly, it will provide information about ways to create an important habitat for them to live in.

Monarch on a Zinnia flower
Large flowers like this zinnia provide a landing pad for butterflies.
Photo Credits: UF/IFAS Photo by Cristina Carriz


Thursday, June 2 – 6pm-7pm
Interlachen Community Center
135 S County Road 315
Interlachen, FL, 32148

*Thursday, June 16 – 6pm-7pm
UF/IFAS Extension Putnam Auditorium
111 Yelvington Rd, East Palatka, FL, 32131

Monday, June 20 – 6pm-7pm
Lake Como Community Center
103 Highlands Ave, Lake Como, FL, 32181

Tuesday, June 21 – 6pm-7pm
Bostwick Community Center
125-2 Tillman St, Palatka, FL, 32177

*The Presentation on June 16 will be available via Zoom for anyone that wishes to attend virtually.  Zoom registration is required and can be found at: https://bit.ly/PutnamPollinatorGardening

For more information: pjulio@ufl.edu or call 386-329-0318


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 29.26, F.S. persons needing accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding should notify the University of Florida/IFAS Putnam County no later than 10 days prior to the meeting at 386-329-0318.


Posted: May 26, 2022

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Gardening, Pollinators, Program

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