Don’t throw away sunflowers stalks and other dried plants. Here’s how to build a pollinator nest.By Maddie Ellis, Chicago Tribune, Oct 06, 2022 https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-pollinator-nest-workshop-20221006-hubvgndvnzhnfbeyo3gtka35au-story.html
As part of Star Farms Family Garden Days, Emily and J Taylor will lead a pollinator nest harvesting workshop. Wednesday, September 28th, 3 to 6pmStar Farms – Family Garden Day5136 S Laflin Street Small groups will help gather dried raw materials from the garden and compost. Ideal materials include sunflower stalks, flower stems (milkweed, zinnias, etc), pine cones, and elderberry twigs. Using gathered raw materials community members help cut and assemble nesting cavities. Event is free and open to the public
Janet Austin and Emily Moorhead-Wallace will host a pollinator nest building workshop for their sculpture Pino: a Tree Habitat. Workshop runs Sunday, September 11th from 11am to 1pm. Come build pollinator nests for the new Greater Ravenswood pollinator habitat sculpture, Pino. Drop in for half an hour or more to help assemble nesting materials. Components will be included in the sculpture. Workshop will be led by artists Janet Austin and Emily Moorhead-Wallace. Workshop is free and open to all ages.
E(art)H Chicago: Selects 11 climate & environmental justice public art projectsNearly $550,000 in Grants Awarded to Raise Awareness, Create Dialogue & Inspire Action Emily Moorhead-Wallace and J Taylor Wallace are awarded $44,750 to create the Pollinator Solar Column project which consists of three seven-foot steel and reclaimed wood structures at Sherman Park in Back of the Yards. This community-sourced public artwork will function as a habitat and resource for insects and animals. The community will help create nesting material and residents will design the carvings to be made into the steel at Sherman Library workshops. Residents will be encouraged to…