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Biologist, pollinator conservationist, and award-winning author Heather Holm will be one of the featured speakers at the Northern Neck Master Gardeners’ (NNMG) 29th Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar. The seminar is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive in White Stone. The theme of the seminar is “In Your Own Backyard.”

“Heather passionately informs and educates audiences nationwide about the fascinating world of native pollinators and beneficial insects and the native plant communities that support them,” said NNMG president Lynn Osborne. “The topic of Heather’s presentation is ‘Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects to your Fruit and Vegetable Garden’.”

“Holm is the author of several books about native pollinators and plants,” said Deborah Marl, NNMG book sales chairperson. “We will be selling two of her books at the seminar: “Common Native Bees of the Eastern United States” and “Pollinators of Native Plants.”

“While Heather’s first love is native pollinators and their interactions with plants,” continued Osborne, “she is also an accomplished photographer. Her pollinator photos are frequently featured in print and electronic publications.”

Join the Northern Neck Master Gardeners and be educated and entertained as Heather explores the fascinating world of pollinators and how to attract more of them to your gardens.

Registration opens on February 1 and the fee for the seminar is $50. Registration forms and instructions will be available at nnmg.org/gnn.

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