Aug. 28-29 — WOODSTOCK — Pollinators – the bees, butterflies, birds and moths we see zipping from flower to flower in the summer – are integral for growing close to 90% of our food supply. Billings Farm & Museum’s Pollination Celebration on Aug. 28-29, 2021 highlights this big contribution from such small creatures with hands-on activities and interactive programs for all ages, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
- Meet local beekeepers from Hall Apiaries and Vermont Beekeepers Association.
- Explore the Sunflower House in full bloom and watch pollinators in action.
- Take in a Garden Talk to hear from the talented Woodstock Inn & Resort gardening team who created the Sunflower House, and learn how it supports pollinators.
- Kids can try the honeybee dance and craft a honeybee headband.
- Play lawn games and learn the meanings of Victorian flower language.
- Find some peaceful moments by following the self-guided meditative walk along the Ottauquechee River walking trail.
- Cool off with the pollinator ice cream special at the dairy bar: two scoops of vanilla ice cream with a honey berry drizzle, topped with whipped cream! Vanilla, honey and berries are all produced thanks to pollinators!
- Sample herbal tea or corn and tomato salad made with ingredients pollinated in the Billings Farm gardens.
- Take home pollinator recipes, including our collection of recipes for delicious cocktails and mocktails using pollinated ingredients.
Find each day’s schedule at billingsfarm.org. Billings Farm & Museum is a certified Bee-Friendly Farm.