Eric Lee-Mäder is the guest speaker for South Whidbey Tilth’s annual membership meeting on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Lee-Mäder is pollinator conservation program co-director at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Lee-Mäder works across the world with farmers and agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
His professional background includes previous work as an extension farm educator, commercial beekeeper and crop consultant for the seed industry.
Lee-Mäder is the author of several books including the best-selling, “Attracting Native Pollinators, and Farming with Beneficial Insects: Strategies for Ecological Pest Management.”
In addition to his professional background, Lee-Mäder farms native plants on Whidbey Island in Washington’s Puget Sound and owns Northwest Meadowscapes, a native grass and wildflower seed company.