Please join us for the Dancing Oaks Pollinator Festival on Saturday, June 23rd during National Pollinator Week. 10% of our proceeds that day will be donated to The Pollinator Partnership.

The festival will include local food & music, educational activities for kids and grown-ups, and featured pollinator-friendly plants for sale & giveaway during the day. 

Check back as we continue to add more details about the event's plant offerings and activities for kids and adults.

Educational Organizations, 10 am - 5 pm:

Benton County Soil and Water Conservation DistrictJerry Paul from the Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District will showcase best practices for creating Mason Bees nests and how to manage them for long-term bee health.

Marion County Master Gardeners AssociationOregon Bee ProjectCarol Horning will represent the Marion County Master Gardener's Bug Group as well as the Oregon Bee Project. Carol will bring display boxes housing pinned and labeled insects, and will answer your questions about bugs. 

Oregon Flora ProjectDr. Dennis Albert, OregonFlora, Research Assistant Professor, Dept. Horticulture, Oregon State University will answer questions about the tools that OregonFlora is developing, and also about plants native to Oregon that provide pollinator habitat.

Salem Audobon SocietyStephanie Hazen and Ray Temple from the Salem Audubon Society will have displays and information outlining Monarch Butterflies and answer questions about birds.

 

Food and Drink Vendors, 11 am - 3 pm: 

1859 Cider Co.1859 Cider Co. is all about the fruit. They believe in using real fruit, mostly organic, sourced from the

 

Oregon Territory, to make exceptional cider.

In-Fusion Vietnamese FoodIn-Fusion Semi-Authentic Vietnamese will serve savory small bites and entrees, as well as espresso drinks from their kitchen-in-a-bus.

Prologue PastriesPrologue: Cakes. cookies. Pies. pastries. tarts. Plus drinks and savories, too. Made with hands, hearts, and minds in Salem, Oregon.

 

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