First Fridays at B: June Announcements

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In honor of National Pollinator Month, our final First Fridays of season three focused on the importance of pollinators and featured three local experts: Bryan Bishop (Concordia College), Peter Schultz (Longspur Prairie Fund) and Netha Cloether (Plains Art Museum / Plains Buzz Lab).

[Missed the event? Stay tuned to social media for full video to be posted]

We had lots of great announcements about upcoming community events and opportunities.

Check out the list: 

Cady Middlestadt - Longspur Prairie Foundation
The Longspur Prairie Fund Bee Hunt is one part research project and one part family prairie field trip! Join Longspur Prairie and bee scholar Dr. D. Bryan Bishop (Associate Professor, Concordia College) for their fifth annual bee hunt on June 22. 
Get more information about the Bee Hunt

Whitney Oxendahl - Prairie Roots Food Coop
Prairie Roots Food Coop is dedicated to building a healthy Fargo-Moorhead community by providing access to natural, organic, and locally produced food. Want to get involved? They are looking for volunteers at future events!
Sign up for the Prairie Roots email list to stay informed on upcoming happenings!

Janice Tweedt - GleaND
GleaND, North Dakota’s first gleaning network, will be hosting a Volunteer Information Session on June 19 to share more about summer volunteer opportunities.
Get more details via Facebook

Leola Daul - Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe
Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe is a pop-up community cafe with pay what you can afford pricing. Upcoming events are June 12 and July 10.
Learn more and RSVP via Facebook

Jen Walla - Prairie Roots Community Fund
Prairie Roots Food Co-op has Double SNAP, with $10 weekly matching vouchers for fresh/frozen/canned fruits & veggies. The Prairie Roots Community Fund has a community garden location next to Madison Elementary School, and work will begin in May on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Stay updated on future events via Facebook

Amanda Lewis - Clay Soil & Water Conservation District
Clay Soil and Water Conservation District & Pheasants Forever are partnering with Legend’s Bar and Grill to bring awareness to the community about Pollinators, Habitats, and Urban Conservation. Join them at Pollinator Pint Night on June 10 from 6-9 p.m.
Get more information via Facebook


Additional Resources
- Issue Brief on Pollinator Habitats (Cass Clay Food Partners)
- Article: Program to pay Minnesota homeowners to let their lawn go to the bees (Star Tribune)

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