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Future engineering gurus plant flowers for pollinators

May 24, 2018
4-H Engineering Club
4-H Engineering Club of Lyon and Lincoln counties plants annual seeds for the Flowers for Pollinators study

The Lynd Community Center was a beehive of activity on Saturday, May 5 as 11 members of the 4-H Engineering Club of Lincoln and Lyon counties joined the effort to help pollinators by starting seeds for their own Flowers for Pollinators studies. Five other University of Minnesota Extension 4-H groups from Redwood county and another in Lincoln County will also participate.

Flowers for Pollinators (F4P), now in its fourth year at various Minnesota sites, asks the question "Are annuals attractive to pollinators?" The 4-H club of elementary and middle school youth is led by Extension Master Gardener Stephanie DeJaeghere. The club wanted to conduct some kind of experiment and DeJaeghere had heard about the F4P as an Extension volunteer. 

Read full story, Future engineering gurus plant flowers for pollinators, by Extension Educator Julie Weisenhorn, in Yard and Garden News.

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