A Pollinator Dinner in celebration of National Pollinator Week will be held, Tuesday, June 21, at the St. Louis Zoo in The Living World. Reservations are required by noon on June 9. Find more information below.
A buffet dinner, featuring a special farm-to-table menu, will allow you to sample the many foods pollinators help provide. The menu will focus on locally sourced produce from Earthdance Farms in Ferguson, MO, and the UN’s declaration of 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (plant species members of the pea family, including kidney beans, navy beans, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, other lentils). Sip mead and honey wine, enjoy a honey tasting, and peruse booths with information and activities related to pollinators.
After the dinner, hear a presentation on Crossing the Corn-Bean Desert: Prospects for restoring pollinator habitat on a meaningful scale, by Laura Jackson, Director of the Tallgrass Prairie Center and Professor of Biology at the University of Northern Iowa.
Reservations can be made by calling (314) 646-4897 by noon on June 9. Reservations are $31.50 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and under. Free parking is provided on the North Lot on Government Drive.
Time: 6 p.m. Exhibits and cash bar
7:15 p.m. Dinner
8:30 p.m. Speaker Laura Jackson
Native Landscape Solutions
DJM Ecological Services/ Pure Air Natives
Missouri Prairie Foundation
Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association
Camilo Lab SLU
The Center for Agroforestry – Mizzou
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Missouri Dept of Agriculture
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