At Home Service Project: Pollinator Garden

Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at a critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided by more flowering plants and trees will help improve their health and numbers. Increasing the number of pollinator-friendly gardens and landscapes will help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country.”

-Global Pollinator Garden Network

We challenge you to join us in creating pollinator habitat gardens all over Fayette & surrounding Counties. Join us in celebrating Earth Month and National Service Month by planting native Georgia pollinator species in your own backyard. You can see a list of Native Georgia pollinator plants for Spring, Summer, & Fall. This is a family-friendly project that anyone can do and in honor of Youth Service Day we encourage getting the kids involved! Here is a video with the basics of planting a pollinator garden. You can also use this project as a learning tool while we learn at home. You can find more learning resources on gardening & pollinators below.

We have partnered Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville to create the perfect pollinator bundles. If you are interested in purchasing this bundle of pollinators give Nearly Native a call at (770) 460-6284, tell them you want the SCT pollinator bundle, and schedule a curbside pick-up. They also carry a wide variety of other native plants that you can add to your garden. Here is a shortlist of butterfly host and nectar plants.

 

Short list of butterfly host and nectar plants

Bundle A ($30) :

1 gal. size milkweed

quart phlox

quart bee balm

Bundle B ($40):

1 gal. milkweed

4-quart perennials

Bundle C ($50):

2- 1 gal. milkweed

3-quart perennials

To participate you must plant at least 6 native pollinator plants, or 4 additional to an existing garden. 

 

After you have planted your new beautiful pollinator garden snap a photo and email it to volunteer@sctlandtrust.org

 

Projects must be complete and photos submitted by May 18th, 2020.