Jodi Helmer | An Island Press Author

Jodi Helmer

Jodi Helmer writes about food, farming, business, pets, and health. Her work has appeared in Entrepreneur, Hemispheres, Civil Eats, National Geographic Traveler, AARP, Farm Life, WebMD, Health, CNNMoney, and Guardian Sustainable Business. She is the author of four books, including The Green Year and Farm Fresh Georgia. Helmer also teaches writing workshops, offer one-on-one consulting, and speaks at journalism conferences to help other writers achieve their goals. When not writing, she grows vegetables and raises bees – while trying to keep a pack of rescue dogs (and the occasional foster) from poking their noses in the beehive or stealing ripe strawberries from the garden. She splits her time between Charlotte and Boone, North Carolina.
 

Webinar: Protecting Pollinators Nurturing Sustainable Communities with Pollinator Gardens

An ioby and Island Press co-hosted event

Without pollinators, like bees and butterflies, the world would be a dull and bland place. How can we make sure these creatures are always fluttering, soaring, and buzzing around us? And how does their presence make our communities more...

Without pollinators, like bees and butterflies, the world would be a dull and bland place. How can we make sure these creatures are always fluttering, soaring, and buzzing around us? And how does their presence make our communities more sustainable overall?

Join us for a conversation about turning areas historically dominated by invasive species into vibrant pollinator habitats. See why these pollinators are so important not just to our natural world, but to our local neighborhoods as well. And, get perspectives from project leaders that successfully created thriving pollinator gardens in their local communities.

Our speakers include:

This webinar is co-hosted by ioby and Island Press.

Webinar: Protecting Pollinators

Creating Habitats Big and Small

The birds and the bees need our help. Pollinators help to feed us and make our world more beautiful, but their habitats need protecting. Backyard gardeners to big companies alike know this and some are creating strategies to safeguard these...

The birds and the bees need our help. Pollinators help to feed us and make our world more beautiful, but their habitats need protecting. Backyard gardeners to big companies alike know this and some are creating strategies to safeguard these precious creatures. 

This webinar shows how you can protect pollinating bees, wasps, bats, and birds on various scales. You'll hear strategies that are being implemented in small to large scale gardens. You'll be informed of best practices and inspired by the work that's being done. 

Educational and free, this webinar is for anyone seeking to learn more about pollinating species and ways to keep them safe.

Panelists include: 

Travis Beck, Superintendent of Parks for City of Santa Cruz, will moderate our conversation.

Find the PowerPoint presentations here.