Practical On-Farm Pollinator Habitat


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2020. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available for download here.

Workshop Session: Saturday II

On-farm pollinator habitat has many benefits, but deciding how and where to add that habitat can be daunting. This workshop will help you determine which habitat projects—insectary strips, pollinator-friendly cover crops, native wildflower meadows, hedgerows—make the most sense for your goals, resource concerns, space, capacity, equipment, weed pressure, and other factors. You’ll also learn about planting methods, design, and weed control options, including several effective organic site preparation methods.

Sarah Foltz Jordan leads the Xerces Society’s habitat restoration efforts in the Great Lakes Region, providing technical support to farmers, conservation planners, and agency staff.
Joan Olson has a 33-acre certified organic CSA vegetable farm in Minnesota with pollinator plot installations created in consultation with the Xerces Society.