Pollinator Paradise Garden Tour with Debbie Roos at Chatham Mills
Join us for a tour and plant discussion at the Pollinator Paradise Garden with Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos of the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension who created this marvelous demonstration garden. The garden is located at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro, NC.
Pollinator Paradise Garden (480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312) is open to the public and all are welcome, but this Triad Chapter tour is limited to 22 people and pre-registration is required. Directions from Greensboro (avoiding current construction on Business 64) will be sent with registration confirmation. Pre-register here.
Visit www.carolinapollinatorgarden.org to view more photos of all the plants and wildlife in the Pollinator Paradise Garden and to learn about other upcoming in-person or virtual tours.
This garden features over 225 species of perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, and grasses, and 85% of them are native to North Carolina. See Debbie’s presentation Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants that she gave for the Triad Chapter in March when our garden tour was postponed (it and many other programs are posted on the NCNPS YouTube Channel).
After the tour consider visiting Chatham Marketplace, Pittsboro’s local co-op for a snack located in the Chatham Mills building. Also, check out Country Farm and Home, a five minute drive from Chatham Mills located at 101 S Small St, Pittsboro, NC 27312 for your plant and gardening needs. A fun visit to an old timey farm supply in business since the 1950s.
This trip should take about 1 hour from Greensboro. Please allow time to arrive before 10am. Meet in the grassy area in front of Chatham Marketplace where you will find a couple of picnic tables. Restrooms are available at the location in the Chatham Mills building.
Since 1999 Debbie Roos has been an Agriculture Agent for the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension (the best extension agent in the world!!) where she is responsible for programming in the areas of commercial vegetable production, organic production, pollinator conservation, alternative agricultural enterprises, forestry, and beekeeping. Debbie worked for three years as an agroforestry Extension agent and technical trainer for the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa, and later completed graduate degrees in applied anthropology and horticulture at the University of Florida.
Debbie delivers educational programming to growers through regular workshops and her award-winning Growing Small Farms website (www.growingsmallfarms.org). Debbie is passionate about pollinator conservation and has planted demonstration habitats and developed resources to teach others about the importance of bees and other Native thistles provide tremendously valuable resources for lots of bees and other pollinators. Unlike some non-native thistles that spread by rhizomes, none of our native species are invasive.
pollinators to our agriculture ecosystem. In 2019 Debbie received the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award as the Wildlife Conservationist of the Year from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Visit her pollinator website at www.carolinapollinatorgarden.