Andony Melathopoulos, from OSU’s Department of Horticulture, will speak on “The (considerable) obstacles to building pollinator habitat in Western Oregon (and where we might get started). “
Why isn’t there more pollinator habitat in Linn and Benton County? Why aren’t the right of ways full of flowers, why aren’t acres of new hazelnut and hemp fashioned with pollinator hedgerows around the headlands, why are managed forests not plugging more bee plants into their plots? This talk explains what the obstacles are and offers some modest suggestions on how we might get around this.