Kent Memorial Library will present a program, “Planting the Year-Round Pollinator Garden,” Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.

Karen Bussolini, a widely published garden photographer, speaker, writer, NOFA-Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and eco-friendly garden coach, will be the guest speaker for the program at town hall on Kent Green Boulevard.

News of declining bee populations and growing awareness that pollinators are really important has prompted gardeners all over the country to take action in their own yards and communities.

This is not a bee identification presentation but rather about the best plants and practices.

Gardeners are uniquely able to support the entire life cycle of beneficial insects and other pollinators.

Good plant choices and land care, coupled with simple awareness of the living world buzzing all around us, make all the difference.

Bussolini, a longtime gardener, was trained as a painter and had a career as an architectural photographer before turning her attention entirely to gardens.

Her work explores the many ways gardening connects us to our place on earth and to each other.

Bussolini will answer questions before, during and after her presentation, and sign copies of her books, which will be available to purchase.

The books are “The Homeowner’s Complete Tree and Shrub Handbook” ($29.95 softcover, $39.95 hardcover, plus tax) and “The Naturescaping Workbook” ($24.95 plus tax).

For more information and registration, call 860-927-3761.