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Webinar: Create a Pollinator Habitat

Want to create a buzz-worthy pollinator garden? Think Mason bees live in jars? Liz Whiteford and Kath Cook from Contra Costa Master Gardeners will discuss the basics of creating a pollinator habitat in your garden. We’ll take a broad look at the key elements required to attract pollinators, along with an exploration of specific native bee habitats you can create to attract Mason and Leafcutter bees. Bring your curiosity and learn how to amp up your garden to buzz-worthy status!


-UC’s Integrated Pest Management home page: The official guidelines for managing pests in home gardens and landscapes:


-Haagen Dazs Honey Bee Haven: list of shade and low water bee plants:

-UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab: Best Bee Plants for California:

-How to create a Hummingbird-Friendly Yard:

-Meet the Pollinators:

-California Native Plant Society:

-The Pollinator Partnership


-California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists

Gordon Frankie, Robbin Thorp, Rollin Coville, and Barbara Ertter

-Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies. The Xerces Society Guide

-How to Attract and Maintain Pollinators in Your Garden

-UC Davis: 10 Bees and 10 Plants

-US Forest Service: Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden Using Native Plants

Garden to Visit

Haagen Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis




The UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa county would appreciate your completion of a very brief survey to gather participant contact information for a voluntary survey from the UC Statewide Office (which you can choose to opt-out of.) For doing so, the program handout will be emailed to you within a few weeks.

Please click the following link to complete the survey and receive the handout:

If you opt in, the UC Offices will email you a voluntary survey 90 days after the Pollinator webinar talk. This helps them better serve our communities and improve the content and value of their programs, events and workshops.

The UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County is happy to be able to participate in Sloat’s Webinar Programming and looks forward to you providing feedback to the UC Statewide Office. We are so grateful for your support of the UC Master Gardener Program.

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