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Developing Habitats for Birds and Bees

June 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, June 22, noon – 1 p.m.
Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event

Learn how to create habitat for bees and birds in your home garden!

Debbie Hamrick, Director of Specialty Crops at NC Farm Bureau Federation, will speak about her personal garden and why she became interested in developing habitats for bees and birds. She’ll also discuss her work with the NC Farm Bureau Federation that is geared to commercial beekeepers, the green industry and the NC Pollinator Conservation Alliance.

Debbie establishes and maintains working relationships with internal and external industry members, issue stakeholders and leadership to inform policy work in priority and emerging issues for the NC Farm Bureau Federation. Debbie currently is a member of the NC Rural Center Board, the NC Sea Grant Board, the North Carolina Fresh Produce Safety Task Force, the NC Choices Board of Advisors, the NC Local Food Council, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems Board of Advisors, and is a founding member of the NC Pollinator Conservation Alliance and the North Carolina chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition. In her spare time she is an avid gardener in the Hayes Barton Community of Raleigh where the landscape is devoted to the benefit of native bees and birds.

Debbi is also an NCSU alumna graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Horticultural Science. In 2003 she received the department’s Outstanding Alumnus award.

This event is sponsored by the Sustainability Partners program, a partnership between NC State Staff Senate and the University Sustainability Office.