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In recent years, the importance of pollinators and their impact on our communities has garnered more focus and increased public awareness. People, often unknowingly, may pose one of the biggest threats to pollinators and other beneficials because of the ways we have disturbed their natural habitats with our everyday practices and the use of pesticides in our gardens. The good news is we can also be the ones to help rebuild the habitats by planting gardens with flowers that attract and are hospitable to bees, butterflies, ladybugs and hummingbirds.
"Bloom with Us" is a partnership with First Community Bank and P. Allen Smith to design and install pollinator gardens in an effort to raise awareness of the benefits of pollinators.
These videos are meant to encourage others to do the same.
For me, the chicken came before the egg. To be more exact, my love of poultry didn’t come from a love of fresh eggs, but rather from one brown Leghorn that I spotted running around Main Street as a young child. I caught her, brought her home to be my pet, and that’s when I began to realize how rewarding it is to raise backyard poultry.
With the increase in food prices, food borne illness and the growing concern over health issues, it’s no surprise that chickens are serving as new, family-favorite pets. I developed my passion for poultry early on, but even with minimal experience you can have your own, much smaller, version of Poultryville.
For over a decade, Mr. Smith’s Heritage Poultry Conservancy (https://heritagepoultry.org/) has improved and maintained the genetics of endangered heritage breeds. Smith has also invested in encouraging youth involvement in poultry science and believes progress on this issue is best accomplished by inspiring local and national leadership and encouraging the next generation to take up the cause. His outreach efforts have inspired youth to pursue academic careers in poultry science and contribute to the field.