Congregation B'nai Israel

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Women’s January Rosh Chodesh/Tu Bishvat Gathering

January 16, 2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunday, January 16 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom (erev Tu B’shvat, note change of date/time!) – see weekly email for Zoom link

Join us on Erev Tu B’shvat (The Birthday of the Trees) for a very special Rosh Chodesh/Tu B’shvat gathering with Rabbi Marion and Kelle Ruden, our very own UConn Master Gardner and CBI congregant. After an opening Tu B’shvat ritual and celebration, Kelle will deliver a presentation on “The Pollinator Pathway Project”

Have you heard of the Pollinator Pathway Project?

Without pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and similar species), we can’t feed ourselves. Pollination enables the plants in our yards, parks, farms and orchards to reproduce. However, honey bees, butterflies and other pollinator populations are in sharp decline because of pesticide use and loss of habitat. The threat to pollinators is a threat to us! The Pollinator Pathway project, a local CT initiative, was organized by volunteers working together to establish pollinator-friendly habitat and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife along a series of continuous corridors. This project began in 2017 in Wilton, CT. Since then, pathways have been established in over 200 towns in CT, NY, MA, NJ, PA and the list keeps growing. Kelle will teach us about our local pollinator pathway corridors, and the simple steps that each of us can take in our own homes to create a more friendly environment for the bees, butterflies and other pollinators that we rely on for a healthy, sustainable world. We will also learn an easy method for Winter Seed Sowing, which is a great, cost-effective way to add beautiful native plants to our containers and gardens this Spring.

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