Pollination Lecture

Pollination Lecture
On April 22, 2015, the Washington Environmental Council (WEC) welcomed landscape designer Laura Rissolo of Land People Habitat for a public lecture entitled, “Habitat for Pollinating Insects”. Ms. Rissolo discussed ways to grow vegetables and fruit in your home landscape while rebuilding a habitat for native pollinators. The presentation featured how to create an endless bloom sequence to attract foraging insects, considerations for locating plants, and shelter requirements for a range of pollinators. Attendees received a guide to attracting pollinators to their gardens.

Laura Rissolo, designer, gardener and owner of Land People Habitat LLC, creates gardens that are wellsprings of life – a shared habitat for people, plants and wildlife. Her gardens promote native flora in layered and dense plantings that reduce maintenance and integrate with and support local ecology.

This lecture was part of WEC’s Harwood Lecture Series, established in 1992 in honor of Michael Harwood, one of the founding members of the Council. Previous speakers have included Dr. William H. Schlesinger, Nick Mancini, Alex Prud’homme, Paul Tukey, Bill McKibben and Michael Pollan.