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Gardeners introduce sunflower project

Community gardeners will be introducing the Great Sunflower Project to visitors at Sisters Farmers Market. The Great Sunflower Project is a citizen science project designed to increase the quantity of data collected on bees and other pollinators.

The Great Sunflower Project aims to give citizens a method to record, and a platform for reporting, observed pollinator visits to flowering plants. Participants in the project will record the species of pollinators visited, the flowers that were visited, location of the flowers, and when the pollinators were observed. To help interested visitors get started on this citizen science project, Community Gardeners will distribute free sunflower plants, sunflower seeds, and bee identification fliers.

Community gardeners will also present information on how insecticides, even Safer Soap, can kill or weaken bees if not applied thoughtfully.

On Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sisters Community Garden will be selling herb, vegetable, and flower starts at the Sisters Farmers Market. This is a fundraiser for the Community Garden.


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