MAY – Sharon Collman – Insects

Sharon Collman

Plants and their Partners: Pollinators, Predators and Parasitoids

Monday, May 21st, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

Sharon Collman in her garden

To ensure their survival, plants have developed ingenious ways to attract and feed insects so they become unwitting carriers of pollen and defenders of the plants. Venture into this tiny and colorful world with entomologist and WSU Extension Educator Sharon J. Collman.  Sharon gardens to attract insects to her small-plot backyard biodiversity study.

Instructor Bio:
Sharon Collman has been employed with WSU Extension since 1973 when she helped develop the pilot WSU Master Gardener Program in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. Sharon has worked for WSU as a horticulture and pest management educator in King and Snohomish Counties and as a liaison to EPA Region 10 working on Water Quality issues and as the regional IPM Coordinator in WA, OR, ID, and AK at EPA. In Dec. 2005, she returned to WSU Snohomish County Extension as the Extension Educator for Commercial and Community Horticulture and Master Gardener Program lead. She provides education programs for nursery and landscape professionals, garden writers and Master Gardeners. She is also adjunct faculty at WSU Department of Entomology and is continuing to work to complete her Ph.D. Collman has authored more than 75 articles and publications, received numerous awards for her educational programs including the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association’s Educator of the year award.  She occasionally appears on Ed Hume’s “Gardening in America” TV show and Ciscoe Morris’s “Gardening with Ciscoe” radio show.

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