Without the actions of pollinators, agricultural economies, our food supply, and surrounding landscapes would collapse.
Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.
Pollinator populations are changing. Many pollinator populations are in decline and this decline is attributed most severely to a loss in feeding and nesting habitats. Pollution, the misuse of chemicals, disease, and changes in climatic patterns are all contributing to shrinking and shifting pollinator populations. It falls to the home gardener to jump up and make an effort to grow plants that these vital critters need, offer habitats in our own gardens and practice ways to make a difference.
Evergreen Home and Garden Showplace has joined up with MillionPollinatorGardens.org to make a difference for the pollinators in the greater Tri-Cities area.
Join the Green People Saturday, April 15th at 10am at our Riverport store for a FREE seminar on Inviting Pollinators to the Garden. Help us celebrate The Year Of The Pollinator and plant some bee food!