Inaugural “Pints for Pollinators” event to take place this month

Published 11:43 am Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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By Anita Saulmon


LANDRUM—What happens when you combine the curious in the community with refreshments and conversations? Find out Thursday, January 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bodega Noir for the inaugural “Pints for Pollinators” event hosted by the Gardening for Life Project.

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Pints for Pollinators, inspired by the international Pint of Science series, is designed to regularly gather folks in our Foothills to engage in conservation conversations, and the general format will be short talks followed by a question-and-answer session.

“Are Invasive Plants Taking Over Your Yard?” is the topic of the January gathering. The first of two presentations is “Invasive Plant Identification and Removal” and will be delivered by members of the Kudzu Warriors, who have years of hands-on experience in this epic battle. It will be followed by “Plant This, Not That,” a crash course courtesy of native plant enthusiast Corrie Woods on the best native plants to fill those gaps left behind after invasive plant removal.

Guests will have plenty of time in this informal setting to meet like-minded folks for discussion and socialization.

No registration is necessary for this highly educational, very social event.

Bodega Noir is a wine bar and event space located at 102 W. Coleman Street, Landrum, S.C. Beer, wine and refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Gardening for Life Project is an all-volunteer community initiative committed to educational outreach on matters relating to habitat biodiversity. They will host the Gardening for Life Celebration on Saturday, March 30, at Polk County High School in Columbus. Full details are available at

Pint of Science is an international organization that brings experts and the community together in pubs and cafes for short presentations and lively conversations.