Sunflower Planting and Building Insect Hotel

Stop by the Jo Jo’s Community Garden this Saturday, June 24th where Stittsville youth are invited to come out and plant a sunflower of their own and participate in building a new Insect Hotel.


Seeds will be available and a prize will be awarded to the youth who grows the biggest sunflower this fall. $100 of the Insect Hotel was sponsored by the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society. Building the hotel will be an educational treat for kids to learn about how a community can assist with protecting insect populations, as well as learning about pollinating gardens and their benefits. The Community Garden is located at 1573 Stittsville Main Street and the festivities will run from 10:00-12:00 on June 24th. The event is free but kids are asked to gather pine cones, twigs, tree bark, hollow plant stems, and any natural material they would like to use in the hotel.  I hope that many residents are able to make it out for this fun agricultural experience!


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