Gail Langellotto gave an informative, inspiring talk at the June chapter meeting!  Thank you Gail!

Gail never fails to fully engage her audience with her enthusiasm for all things pollination & gardening. Of particular interest was learning more about the positive affects gardening has on overall human health. Research has shown that only 30 minutes of gardening reduces stress and restores a positive mood, but we all knew that, right?

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Gail frequently referenced data collected from garden site #51 in Portland, a site that had the highest population of bees due to the pollinator friendly plants selection on the site. The plant list wasn’t included with her lecture notes, but it is available here for those who are interested. Several of the plants in this garden are native to the Willamette Valley, and are included in Aaron Anderson’s study of native plants.

Interested in learning more about Gail's socio-ecological research in urban and suburban garden systems?  You can read more about her findings on the Garden Ecology Lab blog.

Feel like that hour of inspiration just wasn't enough? Fortunately, Gail is speaking again at the Growing Gardeners Conference in McMinnville on Saturday, July 14th: 8:30am – 10:00am Vision of Master Gardeners in Oregon and 10:15am – 11:30am Garden Bees of Western Oregon. It's  not too late to register here for the G2 conference!

 

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