SEACOAST — Conservation commissions in the towns of Rye, Newton, and Newmarket are hosting Pollinator Pathways NH programs on February 20, March 18, and March 21, respectively.

Pollinator Plants and Gardening Tips: Hosted by Rye Conservation Commission on Thurs., February 20, 7:00 p.m. at Rye Junior High School. In this talk by certified horticulturist and gardening professional, Molly Janicki of Molly Janicki Horticultural Services, learn about: Native plants that attract pollinators; Sustainable, nature-driven gardening tips; and Ways to transition unused lawns into gardens for all inhabitants to enjoy. Registration is not required.

The tentative snow date is Mon., March 2 (same time and place).

Pollinator Conversations: What Works in Your Garden? Open Mic. Hosted by Newton Conservation Commission, Wed., March 18, 7:00 p.m. at Newton Town Hall. Following a brief Pollinators 101 presentation, join your neighbors and Pollinator Pathways NH founders and members for a unique Open Mic event! They will share thoughts and observations about our favorite pollinator plants and why we love them. If you have photos bring them to share.

No registration is required. Refreshments will be served. Snow date is Wed., March 25 (same time and place).

Pollinators 101: Hosted by Blooming Newmarket and Newmarket Conservation Commission on Sat., March 21, 10:30 a.m. at Newmarket Public Library. Do you know who "the pollinators" are? Not quite sure why we need them or how you can help? We'll discuss the benefits of pollinators (hint: chocolate, coffee, blueberries) and how we can restore beneficial pollinator habitat in our own yards. We'll then break into groups armed with helpful pollinator handouts and native plant catalogs, and come up with strategies for spring planting.

No registration is required. Refreshments will be served. Snow date is Sat., March 28 (same time and place).

Pollinator Pathways NH is a cross-town, community-based effort to restore habitat, one yard at a time. More than 260 properties and eight Conservation Commissions - Chester, East Kingston, Epping, Kingston, Newton, Newmarket, Raymond and Rye - support the effort. Join Pollinator Pathways NH at and follow them on Facebook at PollinatorPathwaysNH.



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