An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 29, 2021
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 August 28 & 29, 2021 highlights this big contribution from such small creatures with hands-on activities and interactive programs for all ages, from 10AM-5PM both days.
Meet local beekeepers from Hall Apiaries and Vermont Beekeepers Association.
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.
Pollination Celebration Schedule
10:30 Learn Victorian Flower Language
11:00 Honeybee Dance
11:30 Meet a Beekeeper!
12:30 Garden Talk
1:00 Do the Honeybee Dance
1:30 Meet a Beekeeper!
2:30 Garden Talk
3:00 Do the Honeybee Dance
3:30 Learn Victorian Flower Language