JUNE 2022 MEETING REPORT: Sharon Reeve of ReWild With Bees In The Garden

By Karen England and Janet Ward, for Let's Talk Plants! July 2022.


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Photo credit Janet Ward.
San Diego Master Gardener Sharon Reeve.


JUNE 13, 2022, PROGRAM - SHARON REEVE

"Bees In the Garden: Why We Are Losing Them and How to Get Them Back"


This in-person meeting took place at Congregation Beth Israel located in San Diego’s Golden Triangle and on Zoom. Sharon Reeve is a UCCE Master Gardener since 1998 and worked for many years as a Consulting Horticulturist for Monrovia Nurseries, and as a landscape designer for Brightview Landscapes in San Diego. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Landscape Architecture, and a Master of Science degree in Ecology.

Sharon Reeve
The promised handout from the presentation, Sharon Reeve's List Of Nurseries That Do Not Use Neonicotinoid Pesticides, June, 2022.

Sharon is the author of two blogs on plants:


http://nativesnowsocal.blogspot.com/

http://lifegoesbetterwithplants.blogs


In both blogs she spotlights the unique plants that she grows and studies in her garden and the wildlife associated with them. She puts these experiences into practice in her design business, ReWild, specializing in drought tolerant, native and wildlife gardens. At our June meeting, Sharon addressed the cause of the current decline of native bees and honeybees and discussed the class of chemicals called “neonicotinoids,” and gave the reasons and ways to avoid them. She told us how to identify native bees, giving examples of bees that we might see in our gardens, and advised us about good plants that we can use to attract bees.


https://www.rewildlandscapedesign.com/


"I know the plants to make your garden dreams come true." -Sharon Reeve
 

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