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Cultivating Place: National Pollinator Week With Biologist Dave Goulson

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On Cultivating Place today we celebrate National Pollinator Week in the US when we’re joined by British biologist, conservationist and Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex in England, Dave Goulson. A gardener and bumblebee expert, Dave is the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust dedicated to growing the awareness and appreciation for the life and importance of the bumblebees - and all insects of our world - join us! 

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"I would argue at length as to why we should look after insects for selfish reasons, for pollination and all the other things they do. But the reason I want to look after insects has nothing to with that, it's because they're cool - they're beautiful and amazing things." - Dave Goulson

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Photo courtesy of Dave Goulson

Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden, Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Particularly interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture, she is the daughter of garden and floral designing mother and a wildlife biologist father.