“Bee Curious” and SIGC Monthly Meeting, February 12

Join the Seabrook Island Garden Club this Friday morning February 12 for “Bee Curious” because bees really matter! Did you know that bees are vital to both pollinate the food we need to survive, with many estimates suggesting they support roughly 85% of the global food supply, and to pollinate many of the trees and flowers that provide habitats for wildlife. Just think about how important this is to our Seabrook Island community!

The meeting will feature Ben Powell, the Agriculture & Pollinator Program coordinator at Clemson’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science. Ben has had a lifelong fascination of the natural world and the interactions of its inhabitants, especially insects, and he supports conservation and wise use of natural resources essential to preserving ecosystem services. There will be a short business meeting at 9:45 am and Ben will start at 10 am. (P.S. for fun, we are also having a special drawing for a door prize if you are on the Zoom call!)

It’s never too late to join the Garden Club! We’ve seen tremendous new membership growth this season driven by outstanding programs and very special “socially distanced” field trips. Email us at seabrookislandgardenclub@gmail.com to join. After you join, we will send you a Zoom link ahead of the February 12 meeting.

The 2020-2021 Seabrook Island Garden Club is for anyone who has an active interest in horticulture and artistic design, community beautification, ecology and philanthropy. Access our new blog at https://sigardenclub.blogspot.com/

“The 2020-21 Seabrook Island Garden Club: More for Your Membership”

-Submitted by Cindy Zock

(Image credit: WoodlandTrust.org)