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National Pollinators Week

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This is National Pollinators Week. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS):

Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. More than 3,500 species of native bees help increase crop yields. Some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of animal pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths, birds and bats, and beetles and other insects.

Pollinating animals are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and assuring farm fresh food on the table.

On Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will be providing a new green tour at 7pm each evening. Their Sustainability Specialist will conduct the tour and participants will learn about the pollinators and plants in this section of the Bluegrass Region. They will also learn about the Shakers' relationship with the natural environment and how the Village staff are striving to uphold the Shaker spirit of sustainability.

The cost is $5 (includes all $5 after 5 Programming and Tours)

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is America's largest restored Shaker community, located on over 3000 acres of rolling hills of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass Region. Stay in historically restored rooms with views of the gently rolling countryside.

The Shaker Village Nature Preserve actively manages, protects and shares original Shaker countryside covered by restored native prairies, woodlands, fields, canebreaks, shear cliffs and diverse plants and wildlife – all perfectly framed by miles of hand-laid rock walls. There are numerous walking and horseback riding trails to be enjoyed by adventurers of all kinds.

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