Cincinnati Zoo and Klosterman Baking Company Team up on a Native Plant Sale to Promote Local Bee Pollination

The sale begins April 23 and continues until October.

click to enlarge Bowyer Farm - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY KLOSTERMAN BAKERY
Photo: provided by Klosterman Bakery
Bowyer Farm

We’re finally getting a few warm days in Cincinnati, which means it’s time to start thinking about your garden.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Klosterman Baking Company are partnering up for the fourth year in a row to host a native plant sale at Bowyer Farm.

click to enlarge This sale is in partnership with the Save Our Bees campaign. - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY KLOSTERMAN BAKERY
Photo: provided by Klosterman Bakery
This sale is in partnership with the Save Our Bees campaign.

The sale is organized in partnership with the Save Our Bees campaign, as the native plants promote and protect pollinators who then create delicious local honey which Klosterman uses to create their breads.

Klosterman says they partnered with the zoo on this campaign to bring awareness to the global decline in honeybees that are needed to make growing all sorts of crops possible. According to Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden director Thane Maynard, honeybees are responsible for pollinating a third of the world’s total crops). 

Gardening-inclined Cincinnatians can head over to the 529-acre Bowyer Farm and wetland in Warren County (gifted to the Zoo in 1995) and pick out some beautiful and bee-promoting plants.

There will be nine plants sales throughout 2022, here is the full schedule: April 23, May 14, May 28, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, September 24 and October 8.

Shoppers will be able to find a "wide selection of reasonably priced, well-grown, hard to find and ecologically important native plants," according to Cincinnati Zoo's website.

Bowyer Farm is located at Bowyer Farm 2210 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason. Find more information at cincinnatizoo.org.

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