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Party for the Pollinators

08/03/2022 @ 8:15 am

We had a great turnout for the Party for the Pollinators on July 13. The event featured tables and booths to educate the community and Farm Bureau members about pollinators, as well as celebrate our pollinator garden. A pollinator garden is a garden that is planted predominately with plants that provide nectar or pollen for a range of pollinating insects. Pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, birds, and bats.


During the event, the Ag Literacy Program offered arts and crafts, Greg Stack taught attendees how to make art using pressed leaves, the University of Illinois Extension taught about worms and composting, Board Secretary/Treasurer Ruth Zeldenrust brought honeybees, Nancy Kreith brought Monarch butterflies, and there were plenty of snacks and treats for everyone.


The public and Farm Bureau members enjoyed honey tasting as part of Party for the Pollinators in July. In addition to sampling different types of honey, individuals discussed pollination, honeybee hive development, and bee facts. Farm Bureau board member and beekeeper Ruth Zeldenrust provided the booth and materials. See page 4 for the event details and more photos for this fun event.




Attendees of the Party for the Pollinators create a butterfly craft at the Ag Literacy table during the event.


Karen Biernacki (pictured left) engages with the community and Farm Bureau members about pollinator, honey, and farm trivia.


Lori Harris (pictured left) helps a youth feed a monarch butterfly during the July Party for the Pollinators hosted by the Cook County Farm Bureau®. In addition to the monarch tent, community members enjoyed honey tasting, learning about compost and worms, and Agriculture in the Classroom activities and crafts.


Greg Stack teaches attendees of the Party for the Pollinators how to make art using pressed leaves.

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